From carb-loving ibis to how sugar affects our bodies, browse the research news published in 2017.
The annual NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering recognise excellence, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has benefitted the state.
A group of long-haul Qantas customers, including Frequent Flyers, will take part in an in-flight trial as part of a world first collaboration on health and wellness in the air between the airline and the University of Sydney.
Twenty years ago, Dr Virginia Hood had dinner in the desert with Dr Charles Perkins AO. Now her donation to the University of Sydney is supporting the research centre named in his honour.
Ahead of World Obesity Day, University of Sydney experts offer their advice on how to address the global obesity crisis now, to avoid the consequences later.
Mary Poppins said “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” but adding too much of the sweet stuff is contributing to poor health, says Dr Becky Freeman in this Open for Discussion podcast.
Are we dieting ourselves fat? Dr Nick Fuller, one of Australia’s leading obesity researchers, explains why ‘diet’ has become a dirty word and offers his top tips for healthy weight loss.
New evidence reveals the gut bacteria composition of the common fruit fly affects consumption as well as reproductive behaviour – with potential implications for human health.
Artificial sweeteners combined with a low-carb diet increases food consumption, research reveals. It expands on previous research that explained why artificial sweeteners increase feelings of hunger when consumed chronically.
Activity levels in Australia have hardly moved over the past 22 years, requiring a wider approach, according to a new report.
Qantas and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have announced a world first air travel health and wellbeing partnership to reshape customers' experience of long haul flights.
An analysis of drug company-funded events in Australia has raised concerns about commercial influence. Researchers created a searchable database providing valuable transparency following changes to disclosure requirements.
The University of Sydney and UC Davis have partnered to develop a world-first imaging system to better understand the underlying mechanisms of mental illness and metabolic diseases.
Author Charlotte Wood, playwright Alana Valentine and Professor Stephen Simpson discuss how, together, science and the arts might create a new understanding of preventable disease.
A portrait of renowned activist Dr Charles Perkins AO – the first Aboriginal man to graduate from an Australian university, the University of Sydney – was officially unveiled during National Reconciliation Week 2017.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in Australia would be just as logical as existing mandatory controls on alcohol and tobacco, a leading obesity expert argues in the latest Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).
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.
Physical activity patterns of just one or two sessions a week may be enough to reduce deaths from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, regardless of adherence to exercise guidelines, new research reveals.
A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed.
More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably, a new University of Sydney study suggests.
Drought-caused tree deaths are produced by a combination of hydraulic failure and carbon starvation, says new research published today in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
The University’s Charles Perkins Centre has released a new free MOOC (massive open online course), revealing the fascinating way our bodies work and how chronic diseases can be tackled.
Men are less likely than women to see a doctor or other health provider, suggesting they care less about their health, or that healthcare services aren't as equipped to deal with men's health issues.
Given a choice, urban Australian white ibis prefer carbohydrates over their more natural diet, according to new research that could provide insights into why they are moving to the city.
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.
The University of Sydney has secured more than $22.7 million in funding for Australian Research Council fellowships and training centres.
The University of Sydney is seeking non-dog owners for a world-first study examining how living with man’s best friend can influence human health.
As an incoming Fellow of The Royal Society, Professor Edward Holmes joins the most distinguished academics in science, medicine and technology from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
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.
University of Sydney and Bond University researchers have called for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups, following growing evidence raising questions over potential bias.
Playwright Alana Valentine and writer Mireille Juchau will each receive $100,000 and spend a year based at the centre, alongside clinicians and researchers looking to ease the burden of obesity and chronic disease.
University of Sydney researchers have won over $800,000 in grants from Diabetes Australia to improve the understanding, detection and treatment of diabetes.
Screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged 65 and over and treating it with anticoagulant medications could greatly reduce the risk of stroke and premature death.
University of Sydney researchers have found that a person's waist circumference is more closely linked to early death than their Body Mass Index.
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.
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.
Australia is a leader in digital mental health technologies; this week experts will gather at the University of Sydney to forge a path for unbiased, safe and quality mental health apps.
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.
Could indulging in chocolate over the Easter season actually be good for you? Dr Nicholas Fuller explains why taking a diet break can help with long-term weight loss goals.
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.
Industry-sponsored studies are more likely to favour products of pharmaceuticals and medical devices than non-industry funded research, a new study reveals.