Latest News 2017

Act early to stop eyewitnesses from developing lasting distress

treating PTSD

23 February 2017
Dr Lauren Monds writes on the causes and possible symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, citing the recent plane crash in Melbourne. Learn more

International degree sees inaugural students graduate

inaugural students graduate

22 February 2017
The first set of students enrolled in the Master of International Ophthalmology (Vocational Stream) began their postgraduate degrees in 2012 and 2014. Late last year, those same students graduated from the degree and completed a placement at the Sydney Eye Hospital. Learn more

Early career female researchers shine in cancer fellowships

Early career female researchers

17 February 2017
Sydney researchers have received more than $6.4M to develop personalised treatments for ovarian cancer, investigate the link between sleep apnoea and tumour growth and improve the speed, accuracy and thoroughness of cancer diagnosis and treatment decision-making. Learn more

Researchers win grants to combat diabetes epidemic

Researchers win grants to combat diabetes epidemic

16 February 2017
University of Sydney researchers have won over $800,000 in grants from Diabetes Australia to improve the understanding, detection and treatment of diabetes. Learn more

New partners: University of Sydney and UNICEF Indonesia

University of Sydney and UNICEF Indonesia

13 February 2017
The University of Sydney and UNICEF Indonesia have established a Knowledge Partnership to improve the health and well-being of Indonesian children and young people. Learn more

ADHD: claims we’re diagnosing immature behaviour make it worse for those affected

Image: child in a classroom

8 February 2017
ADHD does exist and a warranted diagnosis offers help to children who are struggling due to this common, biological condition, writes Dr Alison Poulton. Learn more

Health and medical researchers receive $30m from NHMRC

NHMRC funding

6 February 2017
University of Sydney researchers have received more than $30 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to develop new and improved treatments for dementia, cancer and alcohol disorders. Learn more

Physical health of people with schizophrenia needs action

Physical health of people with schizophrenia needs action

6 February 2017
Australians with schizophrenia die 25 years earlier than the general population, University of Sydney researchers reveal in today’s Medical Journal of Australia. Learn more

Professor Roger Reddel wins medical research award

Professor Roger Reddel

25 January 2017
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has awarded the Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal, 2017 to cancer researcher, Professor Roger Reddel. Learn more

‘Weekend warriors’ less likely to die from cancer, cardiovascular disease

Weekend warriors

10 January 2017
Physical activity patterns characterised by just one or two sessions a week may be enough to reduce deaths from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, regardless of adherence to physical activity guidelines, new research reveals. Learn more