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13 August 2018

$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

A BioPen that uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million.
13 August 2018

Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and over-treatment, say experts

Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over-treatment.
10 August 2018

New centre uses apps to raise health in Sydney's west

Text messaging to control blood pressure in diabetics and mobile phone apps to support medication use are among the digital health programs led by a new University of Sydney research centre launched today in Westmead.
09 August 2018

Polypharmacy in the elderly: new project investigates

Inappropriate polypharmacy is a common problem where patients are taking more medication than medically necessary. Professor Sarah Hilmer is on a mission to promote the 'deprescribing' of unnecessary drugs.
08 August 2018

Faster, cheaper way to make gene-therapies wins grant

The NSW government has awarded $500,000 to Indee Labs to partner with the University of Sydney to eliminate the need for viruses to make gene-modified cells capable of curing some forms of blood cancer.
08 August 2018

Dementia coaching program offers chance to live well

A new University of Sydney trial offers coaching and peer support to help people newly diagnosed with dementia cope with their prognosis and stay active and involved in their lives and community.
07 August 2018

Arts student uncovers secret history of penicillin in Australia

Bethany Robinson never imagined her arts degree would lead her to a discovery that would rewrite Australia's medical history.
03 August 2018

Festival of science, medicine and health fortnight begins

From neuroscience and music to sport and the environment, researchers, students and celebrity scientists are involved in a range of events as part of this year's Sydney Science Festival from 7 to 19 August.
01 August 2018

AI improves medical imaging to benefit people with brain ailments

The Federal government has awarded $2.36m to Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre to partner with the Brain and Mind Centre to improve diagnostic neuroimaging of brain ailments such as multiple sclerosis and dementia.
01 August 2018

World-leading diet and ageing researcher joins Sydney

Professor Luigi Fontana - a biogerontologist in the field of diet and its role in healthy longevity in humans - has joined the University of Sydney as the Leonard P Ullmann Chair of Translational Metabolic Health.