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Cancer affects memory: research

Cancer sufferers are three times more likely to have memory loss than people without the disease, a new study has found. The impairment in cognitive function – memory, concentration and multi-tasking – for those with bowel cancer was the same ...

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Medical marijuana is already legal: researcher

Medical cannabis is already legal in Australia and has been for a while, a researcher from the University of Sydney has said. Clinical associate professor Nick Lintzeris, from USYD’s Lambert Initiative for research into cannabis-based therapeutics, said there is great ...

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Research uncovers piece of migraine puzzle

Researchers from the University of Sydney have taken one step forward in uncovering the mystery of the migraine. The underlying causes for migraines are unknown, although there are several theories. New research published in NMR in Biomedicine supports the theory ...

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Copper processing at core of new research hub

The University of Adelaide and the Australian Research Council have launched a major new research hub focused on Australia’s copper industry. Funded by a $2.52 million ARC grant, the ARC Research Hub for Cooper-Uranium aims to test and commercialise new, safe and cost-effective ...

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Codeine abuse requires holistic response: researcher

Requiring prescriptions for codeine, in a vacuum, is highly unlikely to curb a spike in overdoses, a University of New South Wales researcher has said. This comes after the Therapeutic Goods Administration recommended codeine and all drugs containing codeine, including Panadeine ...

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Dodgy research a culture problem: expert

Something must be done to change science’s ‘publish or perish’ culture, the chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics has said. Originally coined in the US, publish or perish refers to pressure in academia to rush research into publication to ...

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First, research sector, admit the problem

Australia must acknowledge it has failed to properly build collaborative partnerships between industry and researchers in order to achieve the kinds of links needed to benefit society, a leading figure has said. Addressing delegates at the Times Higher Education World ...

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