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16 December 2022

How long can you safely eat Christmas leftovers? 

Dr Kim-Yen Phan-Thien from the Faculty of Science shares her expert advice on food safety and managing your leftovers to get the best out of them.

15 December 2022

A year of research in pictures

2022 was a year of amazing research across science, medicine and engineering at the University of Sydney. Here are some images that caught our imagination and attention.
06 December 2022

University boosts commitment to Westmead, with 'futuristic' training fitout

An innovative research and teaching space at the Westmead Health Precinct will better prepare medical and nursing students for clinical practice, with the University of Sydney announcing a $10M investment for a futuristic fit out.
01 December 2022

Pain becomes purpose for UN Women MBA scholarship winner

Leadership is an opportunity to support vulnerable and at-risk women for Martha Vasquez, the latest recipient of the University of Sydney Business School UN Women Australia MBA scholarship, whose focus is informed by her own experiences of both discrimination and depression.
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.