University of New South Wales

Exercise the body, build the brain

Researchers have, for the first time, isolated exercise as the key factor in triggering the production of functional new cells in the learning and memory centre of the brain.

Sep 08, 2011
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Sex in Australian prisons: the facts

We all know what goes on in prison. Or do we? A study examining sexual behaviour and sexual culture in jails in NSW and Queensland suggests that popular beliefs about prison sex are largely myths.

Apr 13, 2011
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Obesity linked to cognition

New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.

Aug 25, 2011
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Managers have bigger brains

(Medical Xpress) -- Managing other people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, protecting its memory and learning centre well into old age.

Sep 08, 2011
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Junk food can harm memory in a week

(Medical Xpress)—Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on the brain's cognitive ability, according to UNSW research.

Dec 17, 2013
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Appearance vs. reality: The perfectly healthy obese

No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity in this day and age. Almost every day there are discussions in the media about the risks of carrying excess fat. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health ...

Feb 20, 2012
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Anti-ageing drug breakthrough

Drugs that combat ageing may be available within five years, following landmark work led by an Australian researcher. The work, published in the March 8 issue of Science, finally proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the ...

Mar 08, 2013
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