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25 July 2022

Assessing life expectancy for voluntary assisted dying may prove challenging

Doctors determining a person's eligibility for voluntary assisted dying must assess life expectancy which is an 'inherently uncertain and imprecise' task made more difficult by inconsistent wording across state legislation, according to University of Sydney experts.
25 July 2022

Type of early-onset dementia now more detectable

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre have developed a free, online, clinician-administered tool that could greatly increase the likelihood of early detection of primary progressive aphasia, paving the way for enhanced treatment.
25 July 2022

Call for targeted measures to address pandemic's impact on young people

A high-powered taskforce led by the Sydney Policy Lab has called for the the federal government to introduce active measures to drive a 'generational catch-up' for young people, who have been disproportionately disadvantaged from the COVID-19 pandemic response.
25 July 2022

No clear medical definition of 'growing pains'

There is a lack of consistency in how 'growing pains' are diagnosed, with researchers finding medical definitions of the condition often vague or even contradictory, including age of onset, the role of growth, and where the pain commonly occurs.
21 July 2022

Sydney research recognised among world's best

The University of Sydney has continued its strong performance in global rankings, with three research areas in the top 10 globally, and 14 areas in the top 50 globally, in the latest ShanghaiRanking league table.
21 July 2022

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis is spangly, explosive, unhinged - and a triumph

Associate Professor Bruce Isaacs, in Film Studies, reflects on Baz Lurhmann's musical biopic ELVIS and whether works of art really do need to have a point, or can they be just be entertaining, playful and fun.
21 July 2022

COVID shield: spray coating to shield surfaces from viruses, bacteria

A sprayable coating that prevents the surface spread of infection from bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, over a sustained period has been developed by a team of Australian researchers.
20 July 2022

Meet the team leading the fight against global corneal blindness

A group of leading Australian researchers is collaborating to develop bioengineered eye tissue to treat corneal blindness.

19 July 2022

Artificial intelligence pioneers fund next generation of researchers

The generous gift supports collaborative, multi-disciplinary research underway in the University of Sydney's Digital Sciences Initiative.

19 July 2022

COVID drugs in Australia: what's available and how to get them

There is now a range of medicines for treating COVID-19, including antivirals. After testing positive, your medicine prescription depends on the severity of your symptoms and other health conditions.