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24 January 2022

Light, flexible school shoes the best option for kids: new research

They may not be the hardiest, but children's school shoes that allow more natural movement are the best choice, positively impacting children's foot strength, muscle structure and balance as they grow according to new research from the University of Sydney.
22 January 2022

$13m for national eating disorder research centre

The Australian Government Department of Health has awarded the University of Sydney a $13 million four-year grant, which will fund the establishment of the Australian Eating Disorders Research and Translation Centre.
21 January 2022

Escalation of eating disorders during COVID-19, research finds

A major study by InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney reveals a widespread escalation of eating disorder symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown in Australia, with 40 percent going undiagnosed.

21 January 2022

Nanobubbles a pathway to better medical devices

Tiny gas bubbles could help reduce drag in small medical devices, university scientists have found. Drag can lead to clogging and damage biological samples, so this discovery could pave the way to more robust devices.
17 January 2022

Innovative mental health grants awarded to Sydney Researchers

Two Sydney research teams were awarded over $3 million by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) under the Australian Government's Innovative Therapies for Mental Illness Grant.
14 January 2022

Medicine & Health researchers awarded $1.5 million NHMRC funding

Sydney researchers have received 13 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth over $1.5 million.
14 January 2022

$10m for national stroke & heart research translation accelerator

Sydney has been announced as the joint lead of a multi-institution government-funded accelerator, with a focus on bridging the gap between great ideas, policies and the development of life-saving technologies.
13 January 2022

New world-first clinical trial on benefits of losing weight prior to pregnancy

The University of Sydney is leading the world's largest clinical trial exploring how losing weight prior to pregnancy can improve the long-term health of mothers and babies.
12 January 2022

Sydney researchers awarded ARC funding for 78 research projects

The University of Sydney has received more than $36 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to fund 78 research projects.
23 December 2021

Your daily medications could put you at greater risk of sunburn

With summer holidays underway, it's time to think about the sun and your skin, say researchers from the Sydney Pharmacy School.