University of New South Wales
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 ...
Medical research Mar 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (10) | 2
Australian researchers have discovered for the first time that reduced heart rate variability – or changes in heart beat timing – best predicts cognitive disturbances, such as concentration difficulties commonly reported ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 15, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (10) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to psychological lore, when it comes to items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in, the "magic" number is seven.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (9) | 9 |
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.
Neuroscience Sep 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study of 2000 Victorian teenagers ...
Addiction Aug 08, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 8 |
(Medical Xpress)—One in four elderly people with mild cognitive impairment – a precursor to dementia – naturally 'reverts' to normal cognition, research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
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 ...
Health Feb 20, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 2
Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, medical scientists have been able for the first time to see the inner workings of T-cells, the front-line troops that alert our immune system to go on the defensive against ...
Medical research Jun 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Australian scientists have played a key role in the identification of a new biochemical mechanism that allows brain tumours to survive and grow, offering hope of new drug treatments for some of the most aggressive ...
Cancer Oct 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Using a super-resolution fluorescent microscope, medical scientists are a step closer to understanding why and how human immune cells decide to activate or not, thus enabling or preventing ...
Immunology Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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.
Health Apr 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, medical scientists have seen for the first time the inner workings of T-cells, the front-line troops that alert our immune system to go on the defensive against germs and ...
Medical research Jul 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | 1.7 / 5 (6) | 0
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.
Health Aug 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A protein that directs traffic within human cells has been identified as playing a key role in the accumulation of so-called bad cholesterol, according to a new study.
Medical research Feb 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0