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31 May 2022

Very high doses of cannabis component CBD don't affect driving

University of Sydney-led research finds that 1500mg, the highest daily medicinal dose of cannabidiol (CBD), has no impact on people's driving or cognitive abilities.
31 May 2022

How COVID-19 created dramatic changes in a 'winter virus'

A University of Sydney-led study reveals how the pandemic has changed the normal patterns of winter viruses in Australia, with new strains emerging and leaving most others 'extinct'. Researchers are warning of unexpected rebounds in the future.

24 May 2022

Sydney researchers secure over 12 million clinical trial funding

Six University of Sydney researchers have been awarded $12.36 million in funding for new health and medical research projects through the NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohorts Scheme.
24 May 2022

During general anaesthesia, 1 in 10 people may be 'conscious' following intubation

An international study has found around 1 in 10 participants under planned general anaesthesia were able to respond to commands. Importantly, no subjects remembered the commands after surgery. Researchers say the study sheds light on a medical phenomenon known as connected consciousness.

13 May 2022

University of Sydney researchers awarded REDI Industry Fellowships

Three University of Sydney researchers have been awarded an industry fellowship to help translate medical research for industry, from innovative imaging technologies, to how artificial intelligence can help identify diseases.
11 May 2022

Partnership to develop 'variant-proof' COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Sydney is a lead partner in an international consortium awarded up to US$19.3 million by The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to support the development of a 'variant-proof' SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate.
10 May 2022

Should I be updating my COVID vaccination now?

COVID vaccination recommendations evolve over time. Who is due for which dose now?
10 May 2022

First comprehensive study reveals why Australians take medicinal cannabis

Of the 248,000 scripts approved for Australians since the inception of the national medicinal cannabis scheme in 2016, many related to conditions for which the drug has limited evidence of efficacy, a new University of Sydney study shows.
06 May 2022

Medical researchers awarded over $11 million in funding

Projects to improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents, improving care in emergency departments and a novel model of care for low back pain are among those receiving federal funding.
05 May 2022

Honorary Fellowship awarded to sports physician

Dr Katherine Rae, a University of Sydney alumna, received an Honorary Fellowship for her service to the University in sports medicine.