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06 December 2017

Sydney awarded over $97 million in NHMRC funding for 2017

Today the NHMRC announced University of Sydney scholars will receive more than $69 million in the final round of funding for 2017, bringing the total amount of NHMRC funding for the year to over $97 million. 

06 December 2017

Creative writing fellowship addresses real world health challenges

Australian creative writers of renown are invited to apply for a generous University of Sydney fellowship which provides a grant of $100,000 and other benefits to begin work on a project exploring issues around health. 

05 December 2017

Should you take opioids for low back pain?

Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain and greater efforts are needed to help people come off opioids, write University of Sydney researchers.

05 December 2017

“Uni 2 beyond” initiative wins national award

The University of Sydney’s “uni 2 beyond” initiative has taken out the Excellence in Education and Training Award at the 2017 National Disability Awards on Sunday 3 December.

05 December 2017

Fatigue and overuse major factors in dancing injuries

New research has identified the most common injuries suffered by professional dancers and examined what can be done to assist in preventing injuries.

02 December 2017

BABY1000 study to explore influence of our first 1000 days

Pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy are invited to take part in the BABY1000 study, exploring how our first 1000 days might influence our risk of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life. 

01 December 2017

Screening for cervical cancer to be revolutionised with HPV testing

University of Sydney molecular biology researcher Professor Brian Morris' innovation used in new cervical screening program to be rolled out in Australia from today.

27 November 2017

Parental diet affects offspring immunity: meta-analysis

A multidisciplinary wide-ranging study has found a close relationship exists between parents' diets and the immunity of offspring, with implications for wildlife conservation and agriculture as well as human health.

27 November 2017

$9.3 million state-of-the-art education centre launches at Westmead

A $9.3 million teaching and learning centre officially opened at Westmead Hospital today. 

25 November 2017

Off the meds - how to reduce medications in older generations

Newly published research has developed new ways to characterise older patients who take multiple medications and may be open to reducing the number of medicines they take.