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16 February 2023

Dubbo MD program attracts regional and Indigenous students

The 2023 cohort of the University's four-year Doctor of Medicine in Dubbo is testament to the success of the program, attracting a diverse group of students, including both First Nations students and those with ties to the region.
16 February 2023

University of Sydney joins Technician Commitment program

The University has joined the UK Science Council-led Technician Commitment, which ensures visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.
15 February 2023

Secondary crises now greatest threat to life after earthquakes

While much of the focus has centred on the immense loss of life in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, secondary crises now pose the biggest threat to people in Turkiye and Syria, writes Dr Aaron Opdyke from the School of Civil Engineering.
14 February 2023

Decaf kills coffee withdrawal symptoms

Coffee drinkers can take advantage of a new placebo discovery showing decaffeinated coffee quenches withdrawal symptoms in people reliant on their daily caffeine fix.

14 February 2023

Disability services need to employ more people with lived experience

New research from the University of Sydney finds almost a quarter of Australian disability services do not employ any people with disability, and 20 percent employ less than three people with disability.
14 February 2023

Simulation could help explain nutrients' impact on gut

New research is shedding light on the importance of the communal interplay of gut bacteria, and how nutrients and vitamins may modulate or influence microbiota communities.
10 February 2023

Intermittent fasting leads to weight loss, not improved health

New research published in Aging Biology finds weight loss experienced by people on intermittent fasting diets, such as the popular 5:2 diet, does not bring the same health benefits as other weight loss programs.
08 February 2023

Digital program gets school kids moving

Every parent worries about how much time their child spends on screens, but what if screens could also provide the answer to growing levels of inactivity in Australian kids?
08 February 2023

Gay bars in Sydney survive COVID-19 pandemic

A new report from Dr Chris Pepin-Neff, a member of Sydney Policy Lab, shows gay bars, venues, and events in Sydney rebounded by 93 percent post-COVID, after some of the toughest lockdowns and restrictions to the nightlife sector in the world.
07 February 2023

Writing Fellowship addresses real world health challenges

Australian creative writers of renown are invited to apply for a generous University of Sydney Fellowship which provides a grant of $100,000 and other benefits to begin work on a project exploring issues around health.