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Unlocking the mystery of stuttering
Researchers from The Australian Stuttering Research Centre are launching a world first study to see if it's possible to detect whether a baby will go on to stutter in later life - well before they start to talk. They will scan newborns with a family history of the disorder to try and find transmission problems in the parts of the brain related to speech that are present in older children and adults who stutter.
Ahead of World Laughter Day on Sunday 1 May, we talk to Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low, Faculty of Health Sciences, about the health benefits of humour.
The University of Sydney has received a $35 million gift from the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation.
Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences awarded to Professor Roberta Shepherd, described as a pioneer in the field of Physiotherapy.