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  • 21 July 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Artificial sweeteners promote hunger through metabolic and reward pathways

    This event has been cancelled

    Human intervention studies have shown that ingestion of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) can cause an increase in hunger, appetite, and food consumption; however, the molecular bases for these effects are unknown.

  • 4 August 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Sleep: The New Health Frontier

    We spend a third of our lives asleep but we are only starting to understand its function. Sleep is one of the three pillars of good health, alongside nutrition and exercise. There is growing evidence of the high burden of sleep disorders and their link to multiple chronic diseases.

  • 6 August 2015
    8.00pm - 9.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Eating Disorders: new approaches for treatment and management

    A panel discussion with specialists from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre on the complex issues raised in the new Seymour Centre play 'What is the Matter with Mary Jane?' a powerful, funny and inspiring, one woman show about the torturous world of eating disorders.

  • 11 August 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Non-invasive measurement of sleep

    It is a challenging problem to quantitatively measure human sleep without interfering with it. Professor de Chazal will present an overview of his 15 years of experience developing ways of measuring sleep non-invasively.

  • 18 August 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Sorcs1: From Diabetes QTL to Cellular Function

    Type 2 diabetes occurs when pancreatic beta-cells are unable to produce enough insulin to meet the increased demand for insulin brought about by insulin resistance.

  • 18 August 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas & Sydney Science Festival - Bringing Science to Wellness

    What would it take to encourage a more rational approach to wellness, and why don't more evidence-based scientists participate in this growing industry? A panel of health professionals and communicators come together to discuss the issues.

  • 19 August 2015
    1.30pm - 6.30pm

    Resetting the Australian table: adding value and adding health

    Globally our modern food systems have delivered the double burden of under- and over-nutrition. The human and financial costs associated with this situation are staggering and place huge strain on national budgets that are already stretched.

  • 25 August 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    From little things, big epidemics grow

    Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease account for half the deaths in Australia. Obesity rates continue to rise, in particular within the reproductive age group.