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24 April 2017
Australia’s first family obesity service opens

Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight was officially opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

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21 April 2017
3 things you didn’t know about the 457 visa changes

The federal government will abolish the 457 visa, which will be replaced with two new visas. University of Sydney experts explain what the changes will mean for businesses and universities.

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21 April 2017
New Pro-Vice-Chancellor to drive research excellence

Economic geography and strategic management scholar Associate Professor Eric Knight appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research – Enterprise and Engagement).

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20 April 2017
Can we combat age-related macular degeneration through our diet?

People living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who eat the right types and amounts of certain foods may actually slow the progression of the disease.

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20 April 2017
How to slow the effects of ageing

Leading scientists from Australia and the world will gather to examine the latest research into ageing and associated conditions, at the second Australian Biology of Ageing Conference in Sydney.

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20 April 2017
How to slow the effects of ageing

Leading scientists from Australia and the world will gather to examine the latest research into ageing and associated conditions, at the second Australian Biology of Ageing Conference in Sydney.

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20 April 2017
Government’s 457 visa reforms threaten research

The federal government's proposals for replacing the 457 visa scheme could have unintended consequences for research, innovation and all Australians, writes Professor Duncan Ivison Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

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12 April 2017
Why the flu vaccine is more important than you think

Flu vaccine won’t definitely stop you from getting the flu, but it’s more important than you think, writes Associate Professor Kristine Macartney.

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10 April 2017
Institute of Open Adoption Studies appoints director

Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright now directs the University of Sydney's State Government-funded venture in partnership with Barnardos Australia.

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08 April 2017
Researchers use sensors to monitor and treat concussion

University of Sydney researchers have developed an impact sensor being worn by players at Randwick Rugby Union Club to better diagnose and treat head knocks that can cause brain damage and death.

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07 April 2017
6 things you didn’t know about sugar

Using tactics similar to the tobacco industry, the sugar industry has influenced the research agenda on sugar in order to distract from the harms of its products says Professor Lisa Bero.

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06 April 2017
Devil of a problem

A contagious cancer is threatening to wipe out the Tasmanian devil. A big problem is that the devils are all so genetically similar. Breeding programs and genome mapping are underway, and there have already been surprises.

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04 April 2017
Volunteers sought for genetics of depression study

Researchers are seeking adults who’ve been treated for depression to join a global investigation of the genetic origins of an illness affecting one in seven Australians.

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03 April 2017
Researchers aim to prevent concussion deaths

A team of researchers led by Dr Clare Fraser and Dr Adrian Cohen at the University of Sydney is studying the causes, assessments and treatment of concussion in sport to prevent long term brain injury and death.

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03 April 2017
How ‘coffee naps’ can help you power through the day

Can drinking a coffee before a nap give you an extra zap of energy when you wake up? Associate Professor Chin-Moi Chow, sleep researcher from the Faculty of Health Sciences, discusses.

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31 March 2017
University investigates nanotechnology safety

Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski has delivered a talk on the way the University is addressing the safety of nanoparticles

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31 March 2017
Can we save the Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching?

The future of the Great Barrier Reef in the face of climate-induced coral bleaching is of grave concern. A panel of experts will discuss what can be done to slow or prevent alarming rates of mass coral bleaching.

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30 March 2017
Historian wins Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Dr Catherine Bishop of the Laureate Research Program in International History has won a rich business literature prize with her debut book, a ‘refreshing rendering’ of colonial-era women entrepreneurs.

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29 March 2017
Mapping the fate of our reefs

Researchers are using 3D mapping techniques to capture the Great Barrier Reef in incredible detail in order to study the effects of global warming and the extent of coral bleaching.

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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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