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05 October 2022

Conspiracy theories thrive on YouTube, new study

A new study by social media researchers at the University of Sydney and QUT has found conspiracy theories are thriving on YouTube despite the platform's efforts to harden posting rules and guidelines.
30 September 2022

$40m funding boost for Sydney medical research

Projects to embed RNA diagnostics within the Australian health system, improve timely dementia diagnoses, and evaluate immunotherapy treatments for a rare yet expensive to treat neurological disorder are among the latest projects funded.
30 September 2022

Sydney professor recognised by UN as global leader in ageing

The UN's Healthy Ageing 50 recognises 50 leaders who are transforming the world into a better place to grow old. Professor Yun-Hee Jeon is one of only three Australians named.

29 September 2022

Research to develop next generation of TB vaccines

A project to develop the next generation of Tuberculosis vaccines has been awarded an AU$19 million contract by the US National Institute of Health.
27 September 2022

Indigenous health research conference celebrates innovation

The IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase will focus on the First Nations Australians transforming research and care.
27 September 2022

Study provides new insights on teen vaping behaviour in Australia

A new study tracking Australian teenager beliefs and behaviours using vapes (e-cigarettes) has found many are readily accessing and using illegal vaping products, writes A/Prof Becky Freeman, Dr Christina Watts and Sam Egger.
26 September 2022

Majority of Gen Z unaware of how meat consumption impacts climate

A survey of young Australians by a University of Sydney researcher found that while the majority believe climate change is anthropogenic - caused by humans - fewer than half understand the impact of livestock and meat consumption.
23 September 2022

Sophisticated robot drives innovation across musculoskeletal care

A $400,000 robot which could significantly improve hip and knee replacements is now operational at the Kolling Institute, a joint venture between the Northern Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney.
16 September 2022

Early career researchers awarded $9.5m funding

The University of Sydney has received funding for 22 research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.
13 September 2022

Pace as important as 10,000 steps for health, finds new research

10,000 steps a day is the 'sweet spot' for lowered risk of disease and death, but how fast you walk could be just as important according to new research.