The Charles Perkins Centre's Dr Quinn Grundy talks about a new study on how Hospital-based nurses have high levels of contact with pharmaceutical and medical device sales people, but receive little guidance about managing purchasing decisions.
Why being fat is an advantage for ants
Lean forager ants suffer malnutrition faster and die earlier than their fatter nest-based worker ant counterparts, according to new research co-authored by Professor Stephen Simpson.
What Coca-Cola isn't telling you about its health funding in Australia
Coca-Cola is bankrolling a campaign to focus the discussion about obesity in Australia on exercise and away from diet as the solution to the health epidemic.
We can't close the gap on health unless we talk about nutrition
Diet is the single most important factor in the chronic disease epidemic facing Aboriginal communities
The 2016 Closing the Gap report fails to address nutrition despite its crucial importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, argues Professor Stephen Simpson.
Experts rank the best apps for weight loss
How to choose an app that will change behaviour
A new study from the Charles Perkins Centre has ranked the best apps for weight loss according to their accuracy, scientific basis, and ability to change behaviour.
Study explains elastin’s remarkable movements
Protein that gives blood vessels and skin their strength and flexibility has its molecular motions revealed.
Elastin is a crucial building block; during a person’s life, the elastin in a blood vessel, for example, will go through an estimated two billion cycles of pulsation. But how the tissue achieved this flexibility remained a mystery. A paper published in Science Advances reports the discovery by an international group of researchers was a surprise, with the dynamics likened to the molecule doing a ballet dance.
University of Sydney scholars named among world's most influential scientific minds
Professor Adrian Bauman from the Charles Perkins Centre has been selected as one of the world's most influential scientific minds.