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2018: all news

14 February 2018

What is your real 'biological age'?

Having an older biological age on aged-based risk calculators simply means you have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as "normal", writes Dr Carissa Bonner from the School of Public Health.
14 February 2018

How maths brought two PhD students together

University of Sydney mathematicians Zsuzsanna Dancso and Stephen Morgan found they had a common denominator.
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.
12 February 2018

Opioids for muscle and joint pain in older people may be harmful

A new study has shown that opioids offer older people with muscle and joint pain little benefit, whilst significantly increasing the risk of serious negative side effects.
12 February 2018

Empowering Indonesia's future leaders

Leaders from Disabled People’s Organisations have completed a two-week leadership run by the University of Sydney.
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.
09 February 2018

Termites' unique gut 'factory' key to global domination

An international team of scientists led by Sydney has found the secret of termites' success lies in the millions of unique micro-organisms in their guts, which they not only inherit but also share across colonies.
08 February 2018

Celebrating women and girls in science

University of Sydney scientists are today hosting a conversation in Westmead on the achievements and challenges facing women in science.
07 February 2018

Why heart age calculators should be used with caution

Online heart age and heart disease risk calculators are widely used but often misleading for the average person, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.
07 February 2018

New drug discovery project tackles neglected tropical disease

A drug discovery project launched late yesterday will take an open source approach to discover compounds that could lead to treatment for a neglected tropical infectious disease which causes devastating deformities.