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23 March 2017
Boosting natural brain opioids could be the way to treat anxiety

Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat disabling emotions, says new research revealing their role in regulating critical brain circuits affecting fear and anxiety.

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23 March 2017
3D liver model to test nanoparticle safety

Meet pharmacist, nanosafety student and award-winner for reducing the use of animals in research, Dipesh Khanal.

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22 March 2017
$1m in fellowships for stroke prevention and mental health research

Four up-and-coming medical researchers have been awarded more than $1 million in funding to create and test new therapies for cardiovascular disease, mental health, substance use and mitochondrial disease.

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21 March 2017
Research spotlights early signs of disease using infrared light

University of Sydney researchers have used infrared spectroscopy to spotlight changes in tiny cell fragments called microvesicles to probe their role in a model of the body’s immunological response to bacterial infection.

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16 March 2017
Online therapy offers hope for people with traumatic brain injury

Be part of a world-first study from the Faculty of Health Sciences to help people regain speech and improve communication after suffering a traumatic brain injury using online therapy. 

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16 March 2017
Veggies each day keep the stress blues away

Eating three to four serves of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research by University of Sydney scholars reveals.

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15 March 2017
Faster access to new drugs doesn’t always mean better treatment

University of Sydney academics say Trump's bid to de-regulate the FDA in America could result in worse treatment for patients.

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15 March 2017
Big sugar: the new health threat?

University of Sydney researchers discuss the bittersweet truth in the debate about sugar. Is a tax on sugar the answer? Should we cut sugar from our diets completely?

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14 March 2017
Which diets are best for late-life health?

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre are seeking older Australians for a new meal delivery trial to test how simple dietary changes can impact late-life health.  

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13 March 2017
What I wish I knew before starting a clinical trial

From engaging your participants in creative ways to cleaning data regularly, public health scientists and medical researchers share their top tips on running a successful clinical trial.

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10 March 2017
The 6 top chronic health issues affecting Australians

Hypertension (high blood pressure), osteoarthritis, hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol), depression, anxiety, and asthma are the six most common chronic health conditions affecting Australians, new research reveals. 

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10 March 2017
Survey reveals cannabis use in Australians with epilepsy

Australians with epilepsy are turning to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled.

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09 March 2017
Soft drink and added sugar consumption on the decline in Australia

Australians are consuming less added sugars and drinking less sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) than they were two decades ago, but this is not translating to smaller waistlines, a new study led by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre suggests.

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09 March 2017
Don’t relax FDA drug approval process, experts warn

Experts are warning that moves to deregulate America’s drug approval process could see a flood of unproven and even harmful new drugs enter the market that could threaten human health.

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08 March 2017
University of Sydney ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects

Teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings, with University of Sydney ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects comprising physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation.

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08 March 2017
University of Sydney top of the class in health and medicine

The University of Sydney's medicine, anatomy and sports-related disciplines have been ranked number one in Australia and inside the top 20 worldwide.

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08 March 2017
Teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

Ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects and best in Australia for medicine, architecture, veterinary sciences, anatomy and physiology, English language and literature.

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07 March 2017
University of Sydney researchers win grants to fight MS

University of Sydney researchers have received funding to continue investigating causes and treatments of Multiple Sclerosis.

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03 March 2017
Ruling on assisted dying drug Nembutal sets important precedent

Professor Simon Chapman says a ruling by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal could make a drug used in assisted suicide more accessible for terminally ill patients.

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02 March 2017
Women less likely to have heart health checked by doctors

Australian women are less likely than men to have heart disease risk factors assessed by doctors, a new study by the University of Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health reveals.

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