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2019 stories

14 February 2019

Treating insomnia improves back pain

A new analysis from the University of Sydney shows treatment for insomnia can help to reduce back pain, further enforcing the complex link between sleep and pain.

12 February 2019

The heat is on: keeping the vulnerable safe during heatwaves

Associate Professor Ollie Jay and an international team are recruiting people over 60 to take part in a study which will measure human physiological responses to over 1900 simulated heatwave exposures.
07 February 2019

Transparency reporting by pharmaceutical industry in decline

Researchers warn Australian pharmaceutical companies are no longer required to publicly disclose many payments to the health sector, and advocate for US-style legislation to ensure full and long-lasting transparency.
06 February 2019

Weight gain in early childhood affects teenage heart health

Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, the leading cause of death in Australia.
05 February 2019

Scientific breakthroughs take time, research confirms

Dr Isobel Ronai, who completed her PhD at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, makes the case for basic biological research.
01 February 2019

Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create 'MeTro' elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth - with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself.
24 January 2019

Back to School: preparing for the new year

The first day of school can be exciting yet daunting for pupils, parents and teachers. University of Sydney education, tech and health experts share their evidence-based advice.
14 January 2019

New AusOpen heat policy informed by University of Sydney research

A new extreme heat policy is being introduced at the Australian Open this year, the result of a research collaboration between Tennis Australia and the University of Sydney.