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06 June 2023

Can exercise help counteract genetic risk of disease?

Staying active could help keep the onset of type 2 diabetes at bay, even if someone has a genetic risk of developing the disease. Researchers say this highlights the importance of exercise in chronic disease prevention.
05 June 2023

Sydney invests in Australia's research future with innovative fellowship scheme

An unprecedented investment by the University will support up to 40 new continuing positions, empowering the world's most talented emerging researchers to undertake innovative research to address some of the biggest challenges of our time.
01 June 2023

Our brain shape influences how it works, landmark study finds

How brain activity resonates across and through its architecture could be more important than connections between neurons. The new research in Nature could mean studying the brain to understand its role in health is more straightforward.
30 May 2023

Facebook fitness and Insta-vitamins

A new study led by researchers from the University of Sydney has found young women's engagement with social media plays a major role in shaping how they think - and act - in relation to their health.
30 May 2023

AI drug discovery will power collaboration with Pharos Therapeutics

Partnership with Pharos will give the Drug Discovery Initiative access to the Pharos Chemiverse platform, with more than 230 million pieces of data to help identify promising compounds.
23 May 2023

How can we support kids getting Autism or ADHD assessments better?

Around half of young children who attended their first neurodevelopmental assessment showed signs of mental distress. Professor Adam Guastella, Dr Kelsie Boulton and Asssociate Professor Natalie Silove explore what we need to do to ensure mental health needs are addressed early.
23 May 2023

In 2050, over 800 million people globally estimated to be living with back pain

Study estimates there will be over 800 million cases of low back pain in 2050, a 36 percent increase from 2020. With an ageing population, researchers say we must 'put the brakes' on low back pain cases before the burden becomes too great for our healthcare system.
17 May 2023

Sydney launches GP Clinical School to elevate the profession and research

The University today launched a new clinical school to enhance general practice as a preferred career choice among medical students, grow opportunities for GP-related research and champion multidisciplinary care in the community.
16 May 2023

It's cold and flu season - so what's wrong with cough syrup?

Parents might want to rethink how they help their kids through cold and flu season, with some remedies posing a risk a to young children, write Dr Rose Cairns and Associate Professor Nial Wheate for The Conversation
12 May 2023

Hep C can be cured but many people are still not being treated

A new project led by the University of Sydney hopes to work out how to eliminate hepatitis C from Australia by encouraging people to take up new, highly curative treatments.