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Rare Occurrence of Humans Harboring Two Flu Strains Simultaneously in Global Flu Hot-Spot

By American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

While dual infections in Cambodia did not produce new strain, study cites need for continuous tracking against risk of different influenza viruses combining to create a new pandemic.

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The future of Australian science – a Nobel Prize winner’s view

By Brian Schmidt

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt reflects on the state of Australian science.

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A higher calling, but does altitude training work?

By François Billaut

Some professional sporting teams spend the off season at high altitude, but how effective is this?

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Google has changed the way students research – and not for the better

By Sunanda Creagh

A US study found that students use research databases like they use Google — which limits the results they turn up.

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The Future of Astronomy

By Bryan Gaensler

Bryan Gaensler predicts what we will have learnt about the universe in 40 years time.

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Budget: Did universities get their fair share?

By Tim Mazzarol

Stronger higher education spending will help Australia become a ‘clever country’.

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Whole grains are better for you but they're no panacea

By Kristina Nelson, Lily Stojanovska and Michael Mathai

Eating whole grain foods is considered better for your health than refined grain foods, but whole grains may have a role in inflammation.

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Food for fitness: is it better to eat before or after exercise?

By David Bentley

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding food intake and exercise – is it better to eat beforehand or afterwards? And what type of exercise benefits most from eating?

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Informed consent: why some foods should carry a cancer risk warning

By Clare Collins

It’s time to begin making consumers aware of the cancer risk associated with regular consumption of particular foods and drinks through front-of-pack warning labels.

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US set to restrict trans fats, but should Australia follow?

By Gary Sacks, Helen Trevena and Shauna Downs

While Australia has few specific regulations around trans fats, US food manufacturers will soon need permission to include them in their products. Should Australia be doing more to remove trans fats from its food supply?

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