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16 April 2018

Australia to join global health and climate change initiative

Australia has joined a global initiative tracking progress on human and climate change, say University of Sydney and Macquarie University scholars in today's Medical Journal of Australia.
13 April 2018

University of Sydney at forefront of digital health research

The University of Sydney is a lead partner in the new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) announced today by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.

12 April 2018

Chill out. A slightly warmer office won’t make it too hot to think

Setting the office air conditioner to 25°C in order to preserve energy won't make it too hot for workers to think, write University of Sydney researchers.
12 April 2018

The case for decriminalising drug use

Can drugs be used responsibly? Will Tregoning says yes, and that many people do just that. Advocating to end discrimination around drug use, Tregoning says in this opinion piece that people often hear prejudice rather than facts.
12 April 2018

Scientists unlock path to use cell's nanoparticles as biomarkers

Developing a method to identify individual cell messengers, called extracellular vesicles, means they can now be used to detect cancer and other disease and be engineered for regenerative medicine.
11 April 2018

New nursing scholarship in memory of a lost love

Neil Pennock will never forget the care his partner Trace Richey received from the nurses at St Vincent's Hospital. He is establishing a new scholarship at the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trace's name.
10 April 2018

Thinking about getting your child the flu vaccine?

Young children catch and spread the flu more than any other age group and thousands of children are hospitalised every year, writes Professor Kristine Macartney, a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases.
09 April 2018

Parkinson disease: from hype to hope

Advances in scientific understanding of Parkinson disease are advancing rapidly, says Professor Simon Lewis of the University of Sydney.
06 April 2018

Scholarship recognises contribution of nurses

The creation of a nursing scholarship at the University of Sydney honours both the memory of Trace Richey and the nurses who cared for him while he was ill with cancer.
06 April 2018

Next-gen medical imaging facility to advance future of healthcare

The latest medical imaging technology is available to our researchers, students and collaborators with the launch of Sydney Imaging, designed to lead discoveries and education in patient diagnosis and treatment.