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01 March 2017
Universities vital for Australia’s startup economy

The University of Sydney has welcomed a new report from Universities Australia that recognises the crucial role of universities in job creation and boosting Australia’s economy.

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28 February 2017
Seven steps to help you choose the right home care provider

Older people needing extra help to live at home now have greater choice when it comes to the types of subsidised government care they receive, writes Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low.

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24 February 2017
Is back pain killing us?

New research from the Faculty of Health Sciences finds that older people with back pain have a 13 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely.

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24 February 2017
Meet our researchers: Professor Zdenka Kuncic

Professor Kuncic will be working at Harvard for two months later this year, collaborating on a project that offers hope of better treatment for cancer patients.

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21 February 2017
Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins

A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world.

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21 February 2017
Pharma funding biases results of drug trials

Industry-sponsored studies are more likely to favour products of pharmaceuticals and medical devices than non-industry funded research, a new study reveals.

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17 February 2017
Energy drinks could be deadly for young people with heart conditions

People born with a genetic cardiac rhythm disorder called Long QT Syndrome are at higher risk of dangerous heart rhythms or even death after consuming energy drinks.

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17 February 2017
Early career female researchers shine in cancer fellowships

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.

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16 February 2017
Researchers win grants to combat diabetes epidemic

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

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15 February 2017
Future doctors unprepared to deliver physical activity advice

Physical activity (PA) training for medical students in Australia is not keeping pace with the growing obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics, potentially leaving many future doctors unprepared to help patients.

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13 February 2017
New partners: University of Sydney and UNICEF Indonesia

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.

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08 February 2017
Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research

There is a 200 to 1 risk-benefit in favour of infant male circumcision compared to the lifetime risk of being an uncircumcised male, a new study in today’s World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics reveals.

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07 February 2017
Academic records documenting Indigenous communities recognised

A vital resource of Australian academic work and engagement with Indigenous people, held by the University of Sydney, will be inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

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06 February 2017
Health and medical researchers receive $30m from NHMRC

Dementia, cancer, stuttering and alcohol addiction among problems University of Sydney researchers will tackle under new NHMRC funding, worth more than $30 million.

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06 February 2017
University of Sydney and UC Davis sign partnership agreement

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.  

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06 February 2017
Sitting not linked to incident diabetes: new research

Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.

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06 February 2017
Physical health of people with schizophrenia needs action

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

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03 February 2017
Sydney researchers backed to test new ideas

A real-time bullsh*t detector, a unique pathogen discovery centre and a new way to combat untreatable blindness are among the 21 projects funded under a new Sydney funding scheme.

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03 February 2017
$10 million in new scholarships for international postgraduate students

International students will have even more reason to choose the University of Sydney for their postgraduate research degrees, with the announcement of 40 new fully-funded PhD scholarships available from 2017.

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31 January 2017
Our role in 2017

"We are committed as a University to build a culture based on values of courage and creativity, openness and engagement, respect and integrity, and inclusion and diversity," says Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney. 

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