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25 November 2022

Grants to study mood disorder treatments & impact of sleep on brain ageing

Sydney researchers have received two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grants worth $10 million.
24 November 2022

Australian researchers honoured for work in infectious disease prevention

A group of infectious disease experts combating the spread of tuberculosis in Vietnam has been recognised for their tireless research and advocacy, which has spanned over a decade.
23 November 2022

From the emergency room to aged care: the potential of HIRAIDâ„¢ in healthcare

21 November 2022

State of the art medical education facilities open in Dubbo

New state-of-the-art medical education facilities were officially opened at the University's School of Rural Health in Dubbo today, to support our continued growth in rural medical education in Central Western NSW.
17 November 2022

Prior COVID infections may offer little protection from new wave

Associate Professor Nicholas Wood explores the new subvariants emerging and what can be done to boost our immunity.
17 November 2022

How the latest COVID wave will stretch our health system further

Professor Alexandra Martiniuk examines how the latest COVID wave will impact our health system, what needs to be done differently and what can help during this current wave and beyond.
16 November 2022

In-depth study supports new solutions for healthcare workers

A major study has shown that healthcare and social assistance workers are twice as likely to file a workplace compensation claim for psychological injuries, compared to a similar dataset of workers in all non-healthcare industries, including construction, retail and law-enforcement services.
16 November 2022

New nasal vaccine strategy could improve COVID-19 protection

Australian researchers have found a new vaccine approach delivered via simply breathing in through the nose creates a strong immune response in the lungs and against SARS-CoV-2.

16 November 2022

Jennie Mackenzie donates 20 million to Charles Perkins Centre

Jennie Mackenzie's generous donation will offer critical support to early career researchers and encourage collaboration across disciplines at the Charles Perkins Centre. 

11 November 2022

Older carers struggled to balance work and care during pandemic

Workers aged 45-54 with care responsibilities struggled during the first two years of COVID-19 in Australia, with knock on consequences beyond the pandemic, according to a new report published by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).