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'Dead' gene comes to life and puts chill on inflammation

Discovery may explain how anti-inflammatory steroid drugs work, leading to entirely new classes of anti-inflammatory treatments without some of the side effect of steroids.

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Is sexual addiction the real deal?

Researchers have measured how the brain behaves in "hypersexual" people who have problems regulating their viewing of sexual images.

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Stem cell research reveals clues to brain disease

The development of new drugs for improving treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease is a step closer after recent research into how stem cells migrate and form circuits in the brain.

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At the bottom of the top, Australia and the 2013 Global Innovation Index

By Tim Mazzarol

The Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2013 has recently been published and once again Australia finds it is at the bottom of the top.

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Big bang theory: how did dinosaurs have sex?

By John Long

How did dinosaurs mate and what evidence do we have to reconstruct their sex lives?

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Scientists explore the mind with epigenomic maps

Comprehensive mapping of the human brain epigenome uncovers large-scale changes that take place during the formation of brain circuitry.

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Early failure a key to turning back the clock

Fitness among the elderly is improved by a high-resistance circuit training program with fewer but more demanding repetitions at each station.

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National Press Club address: Suzanne Cory

By Suzanne Cory

The full text of a speech by Suzanne Cory, President of the Australian Academy of Science.

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Exercise and prosper: lessons about the brain from the bomb

By Alan Harvey, University of Western Australia

New research proves that neurons are created throughout life in a critical part of the human hippocampus.

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Sex, Food and Pseudoscience

By Rob Brooks

Sexcereal is a his-and-hers line of breakfast cereals that claims to boost your love life.

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