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02 May 2018

Analysing data to understand type 2 diabetes: new study

Sydney researchers believe untapped medical records could be used to predict when a person is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).
30 April 2018

Nation’s first institute for eating disorders research launched

Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders was launched today by Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies.
06 April 2018

Next-gen medical imaging facility to advance future of healthcare

The latest medical imaging technology is available to our researchers, students and collaborators with the launch of Sydney Imaging, designed to lead discoveries and education in patient diagnosis and treatment.
13 April 2018

University of Sydney at forefront of digital health research

The University of Sydney is a lead partner in the new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) announced today by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.

28 March 2018

Kids' eating impacted by mums' diet and socio economic factors

New research shows toddler diets mirror their mums, and children of low income, younger and migrant mothers are developing poor dietary habits.
22 March 2018

Too many back pain patients receiving the wrong care

A new series in the Lancet, featuring University of Sydney authors, reveals a global epidemic of inappropriate tests and treatments for back pain, such as imaging, opioids and surgery.
22 March 2018

How artists can help doctors conquer dangerous lifestyle diseases

In the fight against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, art can reach the public with messages health professionals find hard to convey, writes Alana Valentine, writer-in-residence at the Charles Perkins Centre.
22 March 2018

Country Women's Association backs scholarship in food security

Thanks to a major donation from the Country Women's Association of NSW, a new PhD scholarship will support a student working to develop a sustainable approach to nutrition.
14 February 2018

How big pharma could be influencing your healthcare

Call to rid professional education of commercial sponsorship, as analysis of industry-funded events suggests a link between pharmaceutical marketing and the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of certain conditions.
09 February 2018

Allergan to acquire University of Sydney spinoff Elastagen

University spinoff Elastagen Pty Ltd has entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan plc, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has agreed to acquire the company.
06 February 2018

Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes

Restoring levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ), a key molecule in energy production in cells, could overcome insulin resistance or pre-diabetes - a precursor to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
02 February 2018

Meet the power couple of back pain research

The drugs don't work, but video games might, say experts Paulo and Manuela Ferreira. The couple are former physiotherapists and now University of Sydney back pain researchers.