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27 September 2018

Construction, transport workers at high-risk of spinal injuries

Workers in the construction and transport industries experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries, and there is an urgent need for more effective safety measures, says a new study led by University of Sydney experts.
26 September 2018

Why industry influence on research agendas must be addressed

Call for better strategies to ensure independence of research, policy-making and public health solutions, as new research confirms corporate interests can impact the evidence available and public health solutions considered.
24 September 2018

Residential aged-care doesn't meet older people's emotional needs

In the wake of ABC's Four Corners investigation Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low explains why Australia's aged-care system is failing older people and the fundamental shift that is needed to change things.
20 September 2018

Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?

A new study from University of Sydney found the effect of an 8-week home-based video game program was comparable to exercise programs completed under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
18 September 2018

Diagnosing kidney disease: the gift that could change lives

Kidney specialist Professor Carol Pollock has been treating Vicki Hanson for more than 20 years. Now Vicki is expressing her gratitude with a donation that could help millions worldwide.
18 September 2018

Neurodegeneration research boosted by $1.25 million gift

With Australia's ageing population an increasing concern, a generous donor is supporting research into diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
18 September 2018

How a $300,000 gift will support crucial eye research

A generous donor is helping to tackle a disease that has been part of his life since childhood to support important research.
18 September 2018

A gift from the heart to advance Alzheimer's research

After confronting the trauma of Alzheimer's disease, the Jolly family made a gift to research in the hope that fewer families would be affected in future.
17 September 2018

7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

World Obesity Day was established to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Leading up to 11 October, a review of current evidence lays out a path for the prevention and management of childhood obesity.
12 September 2018

Microscope that gets to the heart of matter

The transmission electron microscope (TEM) can explore matter at the scale of less than 0.06 billionths of a metre helping researchers design materials in renewable energy, medical science, engineering and geosciences.