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13 January 2023

Scientists find way to heal scars left behind by heart attacks

Researchers have developed a method that could 'turn back the clock' on damaged heart tissue following heart attacks.
22 December 2022

Olives, cherries and cricket: the dental dangers of the silly season

While the festive season can be a time to relax, some holiday activities pose unanticipated risks to the health of your pearly whites. Here are some common dangers and what to do in an emergency.
22 December 2022

How to deal with close encounters with Christmas critters

As the warmer months arrive, they also bring increased activity from creatures that can bite and sting. Our experts share how to have a safe summer and avoid any close encounters as we spend more time in the great outdoors.
22 December 2022

Trial to explore the use of psychedelics for alcohol use disorder

Researchers at the University of Sydney are embarking on an Australian first research trial into the use of psychedelics in combination with psychotherapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.
21 December 2022

Should we move our loved one with dementia into a nursing home?

Almost 400,000 Australians are living with dementia and deciding whether to move a loved one into a nursing home is an incredibly difficult one. Professor Lee-Fay Low writes about what to keep in mind.
20 December 2022

Lack of funding for dental health research despite growing impact on Australians

An analysis of research funding has found oral health sciences to have the lowest and most inequitable level of support, when compared with other research fields on burden of disease.
16 December 2022

Sydney Biomedical Accelerator wins partnership of the year

State-of-the-art biomedical research complex wins Partnership of the Year Award at Sydney Local Health District's 2022 Innovation and Excellence Awards.
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.