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30 October 2018

Five wins at the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

University of Sydney researchers have been recognised for their work by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at an awards ceremony held at Government House, hosted by Governor David Hurley.
29 October 2018

Report injuries and monitor standards for safe children's playgrounds

Safety standards alone are not enough to prevent injuries, so robust injury surveillance and data analysis are required to guide risk minimisation strategies, says Dr Lisa Sharwood.
25 October 2018

NDIS funding decision prevents successful parenting program take-up

A parenting program that brings benefits for parents and children with developmental disabilities will become unavailable for most families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, says a new research report.
25 October 2018

Climate change: eminent Australians slam government inaction

Climate change is already harming health in Australia and around the world by amplifying the frequency, intensity and duration of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and tropical storms.
24 October 2018

Global gathering of First Nations gathers pace

First Nations people from across the globe will attend the eighth Gathering of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide on Cadigal Country in Sydney next month, to build solutions for First Nations communities.
18 October 2018

Did eating starchy foods give humans an evolutionary advantage?

Gene AMY1, which kickstarts digestion of starch in the mouth, is associated with blood glucose levels and digestion of carbohydrates, with implications for understanding human evolutionary biology and the gut microbiome.
18 October 2018

Sydney Nano announces its five Grand Challenge projects

Professor Ben Eggleton has outlined the defining projects that will shape the direction of Sydney Nano following a competitive process that attracted high-quality applications from across the University of Sydney community.
16 October 2018

World Food Day: 7 steps towards #ZeroHunger

On the eve of World Food Day, our experts are calling for action to improve life for the 820 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment worldwide.
10 October 2018

Puppy killing disease rampant in Australia

Canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and deadly disease that tragically kills puppies, is more prevalent in Australia than previously thought.
09 October 2018

Time to focus on masculinity in mental-health training

New research by Zac Seidler shows the need to tailor training programs for men's health needs. He says men will seek help more readily when practitioners and services engage with social determinants of mental health.