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08 August 2018

Faster, cheaper way to make gene-therapies wins grant

The NSW government has awarded $500,000 to Indee Labs to partner with the University of Sydney to eliminate the need for viruses to make gene-modified cells capable of curing some forms of blood cancer.
08 August 2018

Dementia coaching program offers chance to live well

A new University of Sydney trial offers coaching and peer support to help people newly diagnosed with dementia cope with their prognosis and stay active and involved in their lives and community.
07 August 2018

Arts student uncovers secret history of penicillin in Australia

Bethany Robinson never imagined her arts degree would lead her to a discovery that would rewrite Australia's medical history.
03 August 2018

Festival of science, medicine and health fortnight begins

From neuroscience and music to sport and the environment, researchers, students and celebrity scientists are involved in a range of events as part of this year's Sydney Science Festival from 7 to 19 August.
01 August 2018

AI improves medical imaging to benefit people with brain ailments

The Federal government has awarded $2.36m to Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre to partner with the Brain and Mind Centre to improve diagnostic neuroimaging of brain ailments such as multiple sclerosis and dementia.
01 August 2018

World-leading diet and ageing researcher joins Sydney

Professor Luigi Fontana - a biogerontologist in the field of diet and its role in healthy longevity in humans - has joined the University of Sydney as the Leonard P Ullmann Chair of Translational Metabolic Health.
31 July 2018

The Obesity Collective: new joint initiative to tackle the crisis

University of Sydney partners with a coalition of researchers, health professionals, government and private sector representatives, campaigners, non-profits and consumers to transform the way we think and act on obesity.
25 July 2018

University of Sydney finalists announced in Eureka Prizes

From maths to medical technology to chemistry for the future - the University celebrates five nominations in the Eureka Prizes, each displaying innovation and leadership in their efforts leading critical advances in science.
24 July 2018

Software cuts through costly hospital pharmaceutical procurement

The University of Sydney has developed a software program which could significantly reduce the amount spent by the nation's hospitals currently estimated at more than three billion dollars a year.
23 July 2018

Many health consumer groups fail to disclose industry sponsorship

University of Sydney experts call for greater transparency and independence by Australian health consumer groups, as new research reveals clouded disclosures about financial support and corporate sponsorship arrangements.