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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.

13 June 2019

Professor Tony Weiss wins prestigious Clunies Ross Award

Sydney scientist development of synthetic skin treatment has been recognised with national award.
13 June 2019

Video goggles help diagnose vertigo

Specially designed goggles that measure eye movements during vertigo could help diagnose the type of vertigo a person suffers, according to new research from the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
11 June 2019

Are pharma payments to nurses impacting your healthcare?

New analysis reveals pharmaceutical industry payments to Australian non-prescribing healthcare professionals such as nurses and pharmacists are substantial, raising questions around influence and a call for greater transparency.
09 June 2019

New device could replace need for diabetes pin prick testing

University of Sydney researchers along with industry and government partners recently unveiled a breath ketone analyser at the Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair.