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18 July 2019

5 ways Sydney researchers are reducing the burden of diabetes

During National Diabetes Week, we take a look at 5 of our recent studies that aim to reduce the burden of diabetes, both in Australia and abroad.
16 July 2019

Cannabis treatment counters addiction: first study of its kind

A Sydney-led study published in a JAMA journal provides the first strong evidence that medicinal cannabis could reduce the rate of relapse for users of cannabis - a leading cause of drug treatment episodes in Australia.
12 July 2019

Eating a bit less reduces heart attack risk, study shows

The first international study of moderate calorie restriction in non-obese people with clinically normal risk factors, centred in the United States, has noted significantly reduced risk of heart attack, even in young adults.
11 July 2019

Thwack! Insects feel chronic pain after injury

Associate Professor Greg Neely and his team of pain researchers in the Charles Perkins Centre have found compelling evidence that insects feel persistent pain after injury.

11 July 2019

Preeclampsia risk may be reduced by a healthy high-fibre diet

New research suggests gut bacteria could have an impact on the outcome of pregnancies, with a high plant-based fibre diet recommended.
10 July 2019

Over $1.5 million in ARC funding awarded to Sydney researchers

Disaster risk reduction practices to assist people with disabilities and relationship-building practices that foster lifelong connections for children in permanent care are two of four projects that have received funding through the federal government's ARC Linkage Project scheme.
28 June 2019

The role of law, regulation and policy in feeding the future

The 2019 Food Governance Conference will explore how law, regulation and policy can help address contemporary challenges facing the global food system, including drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition and exploited workers.
27 June 2019

Brain disease found in former league players

For the first time, a brain disease linked with repetitive head injury in American sport has been identified in the brains of two former Australian rugby league players.
27 June 2019

World-first gathering showcased health security's past and future

Spurred on by a desire to help the world better prepare for future major adverse health events, University of Sydney health security expert Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott recently spearheaded the world's first international Global Health Security meet-up.
19 June 2019

Sydney's Westmead Redevelopment investment reaches new heights

The University of Sydney joined the NSW Government in a ceremony on the rooftop of the Central Acute Services Building at the heart of Westmead's innovative health, education and research precinct.