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02 October 2019

How to check if your mum or dad's nursing home is up to scratch

If family members are in a nursing home, it's difficult to know if they're getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out, Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low writes.
01 October 2019

What is encephalitis? A new study breaks down the numbers

A study that prompted an editorial in a prestigious journal yesterday highlights leading causes of the brain disease in children and the importance of monitoring, lead authors Dr Philip Britton and Prof Cheryl Jones explain.
30 September 2019

What happens when students call an aged care facility home

It's not every day your neighbours are 160 older people with dementia or age-related care needs, but for four health sciences students at the University of Sydney, its home.
30 September 2019

US backs Sydney spinout company Kinoxis to fight opioid addiction

University of Sydney spinout Kinoxis Therapeutics awarded US National Institutes of Health HEAL Initiative grant of up to $6.8m. Out of 375 grants this is the only one awarded outside North America.
23 September 2019

How we are tackling dementia and stigma

A language app to improve diagnosis and peer-support dementia coaching are some of the Sydney projects aiming to tackle the obstacles and stigma surrounding dementia.
18 September 2019

Showcasing aged care, transport and mental health innovations

Seven visionary startups from Sydney students, staff and alumni will compete in the Genesis Finale at the University of Sydney this Friday 20 September.
18 September 2019

University of Sydney launches School of Biomedical Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering's new School of Biomedical Engineering aims to "continue the University's record of real-world problem-solving."
17 September 2019

On Thank You Day, donors give millions to education and research

As the University celebrates the generosity of its donors with Thank You Day, three supporters have contributed close to $3 million to causes from scholarships to medical research.
17 September 2019

Solving the mystery of a Motor Neuron Disease mimic

Mudgee residents Richard and Lynda Rouse are donating $1 million to the University of Sydney to help solve the mystery of a little-known condition commonly misdiagnosed as Motor Neuron Disease.
17 September 2019

First case of drug-resistant typhoid reported in Australia

A letter in the MJA this week reports Australia's first case of extensively drug resistant typhoid, highlighting the importance of vaccination as drug-resistant infections become more common.