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Can you judge a book by its cover? Twins needed for study

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Researchers at The University of Western Australia are recruiting twins for a study to determine whether genetics play a part in trusting someone based on first impressions. Dr Clare Sutherland, a research fellow with UWA’s...

Adolescent brain study most ambitious of its kind

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University of the Sunshine Coast researchers are about to embark on the most ambitious long-term study of the adolescent brain, and they’re calling on 500 local youths to get involved. Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology...

Energy top-up saving kids from seizures

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A drug developed in the USA is helping to reduce seizures in Australian children with epilepsy, according to a University of Queensland clinical trial. Almost 50 per cent of children involved in the trial at...

The gut-brain connection: A new frontier for autism research

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Researchers are discovering new connections between the brain and gut that could make a difference to the daily life of children with autism and their families. A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected...

Public or private? Cutting costs and improving the journey to motherhood

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A James Cook University health economics researcher is leading a major new study on the type of maternity care that delivers the ‘best bang for the buck’. Associate Professor Emily Callander, principal research fellow in...

Brain imaging to shed light on ‘loss of skills’ autism

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In a world-first project, a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute autism specialist will use brain imaging to better understand toddlers who show typical development before losing skills and being diagnosed with autism. MCRI researchers are running...

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

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Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering...

App teaches hearing impaired infants to speak

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Researchers at Swinburne School of Design are developing an app that teaches hearing-impaired infants to speak. They are collaborating across disciplines to create this world-first digital learning tool. The idea for the app started with...

Tell us what you really think of your healthcare

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Everyone is a patient at some point in their lives and QUT is seeking 1000-plus Australians to participate in a survey about their experiences when talking with primary healthcare practitioners such as doctors and...

Overcoming the ‘yummy mummy’ pressure

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Two James Cook University students want to understand how body image and personality can affect exercise during and after pregnancy. Regular exercise during pregnancy can achieve significant physical and mental health benefits for both mother...
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