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23 September 2020

When does a second COVID surge end? Look at the maths

Mathematicians have analysed COVID-19 infection rates from all US states. The results suggest public health officials shouldn't relax restrictions until surge periods are demonstrably over. They also used the method to look at Australian infection rates.
22 September 2020

The Sydney Nursing School receives million-dollar gift

The Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation has made another generous donation to the University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery to fund the salary of the school's newly appointed Head of School and Dean.
22 September 2020

Malnutrition in India more prevalent in wealthy households

University of Sydney researcher Dr Chandana Maitra is helping to shed light on the complex problem of malnutrition in India - a problem she says has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
18 September 2020

Medical cannabis found to reduce chemo-induced nausea, vomiting

The preliminary results from a NSW Government-funded world-leading trial of medicinal cannabis, sponsored by the University of Sydney, show a significant improvement in nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.

18 September 2020

$12.5m enables new research approach to Parkinson's

University leads international multi-institutional research effort to create new insights into the genetics of what determines the development and progression of Parkinson's disease.
16 September 2020

Australia unprepared for over-the-counter medical cannabis sales

Professor Iain McGregor from the Lambert Initiative says it is time for Australia to have a mature approach to consumer access to safe and effective cannabinoid products without a prescription.
14 September 2020

Here's what armchair COVID experts are getting wrong

It's easy to be taken in by misinformation about COVID-19 statistics on social media, writes Dr Jacques Raubenheimer.
09 September 2020

University and Health Infrastructure unveil emergency ventilator

The University of Sydney has joined with Health Infrastructure and Vestech Medical to celebrate the success of the NSW government's Ventilator Innovation Project and unveil the completed "CoVida", an emergency ventilator.
08 September 2020

Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals

New research by the University of Sydney and Curtin University has found that, despite having a great concern for the environment and animal welfare, Generation Z is not ready to eat lab-grown meat.
08 September 2020

Medical cannabis study for spinal injury pain wins NSW Health funding

Treatments for chronic pain caused by spinal injury can cause side effects almost as difficult as the pain it is treating. Experts at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics and Brain and Mind Centre will see if cannabidiol is an effective alternative.