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04 April 2024

Historic grant to improve intersex people's health and wellbeing

A University of Sydney-led research project has been awarded funding from the Medical Research Future Fund to improve the health and wellbeing of people of all ages with innate variations in sex characteristics.
25 March 2024

'Urgent and sustainable' action needed to safeguard health: MJA-Lancet Countdown

Leading scientists behind the latest MJA-Lancet Countdown report call for urgent and sustainable action to safeguard against the health impacts of climate change.
18 March 2024

How falling R&D investment is undermining aged care

We are missing out on cost-saving innovations in aged care due to chronic underinvestment in research and development, a new Sydney Policy Lab and Impact Economics report has found.
13 March 2024

Raising the Bar makes post-work socialising a whole lot smarter

The University of Sydney and the City of Sydney have teamed up to bring the classroom to the pub, inviting 10 researchers and 10 entrepreneurs to combine their visions of a healthy future with Sydney's thirst for knowledge.
06 March 2024

Around 10,000 steps a day may counteract health risks of high sedentary time

In good news for office workers, a new study from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre has found increasing your step count may counteract the health consequences of too much sedentary time each day.
27 February 2024

Nicotine pouches are being marketed to young people on social media

It's not surprising that the tobacco industry is introducing more products to maintain its future revenue stream as reforms restrict access to vaping products, writes Associate Professor Becky Freeman in The Conversation.
23 February 2024

No clear link between weather and common muscle and joint symptoms

There is no clear connection between the weather and back, knee or hip pain, a study has found, challenging a common belief.
21 February 2024

Study examines medical mystery of child hepatitis outbreak

A world-first analysis of a sudden global outbreak of hepatitis in children finds although the primary suspect is highly likely to be an infection by multiple viruses, many questions still puzzle researchers.
16 February 2024

Sydney researchers awarded over $22 million in MRFF grants

Medical researchers from the University of Sydney have received funding from the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support research across 14 projects.
15 February 2024

Looking towards the future of biomedical research and innovation

Researchers, clinicians, industry, government and philanthropic partners have come together to celebrate the future of biomedical research in Australia, with construction of the state-of-the-art Sydney Biomedical Accelerator set to begin this year.