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03 July 2020

Compulsive internet use by teens linked to emotional issues: study

A new study has found internet addiction in teenagers leads to difficulty regulating emotions. However there was no evidence that pre-existing emotional issues are a predictor of obsessive internet use.
03 July 2020

Sydney researchers test tuberculosis vaccine combination for COVID-19

Sydney researchers are taking an innovative approach to designing potential COVID-19 vaccines - using a tuberculosis vaccine to deliver components of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Early results from pre-clinical testing in mice are promising.
02 July 2020

Has COVID-19 boosted interest in physical activity?

Have you searched online for 'home-based exercise' or 'high-intensity workout' recently? Turns out you're not the only one.
02 July 2020

‘Healthy’ snack foods big on marketing, small on nutrition

Confused by excessive buzzwords on your granola bar packaging? Nutrition researchers at the University of Sydney have found that is likely a deliberate ploy.
25 June 2020

Coronavirus or just a common cold? What to do when your child gets sick this winter

COVID-19 symptoms in kids resemble other respiratory infections - how do we know when to get our children tested? Associate Professor Nicholas Wood and Dr Philip Britton discuss.
24 June 2020

Measles origin finding could inform COVID-19 research

New research shows that measles likely emerged in humans about 6000 BCE. Professor Simon Ho has written a companion article in Science on what we can learn from this research about the emergence of other zoonotic diseases, such as COVID-19.
21 June 2020

University of Sydney students fire up rapid PPE prototyping

A student team has created a prototype of a reusable face shield, demonstrating how to turn university resources into a rapid manufacturing solution to respond to medical emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 June 2020

New treatment plan may increase cardiac survival and reduce stroke risk

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that affects two to four percent of the population. A new project will use digital tools to provide personalised support for patients to navigate their condition.
18 June 2020

Study reveals dual impact of technology on worker's mental health

With millions of people working from home throughout the coronavirus outbreak, new research has identified key strategies to safeguard mental health including following a regular routine and turning off unnecessary notifications on devices.
16 June 2020

India's leadership for good starts here

The University of Sydney's scholarship program to discover India's future visionary leaders, is one of the most generous scholarship programs available to Indian students offered by an Australian university.