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Junk food shrinks the brain: research

New research shows an unhealthy diet shrinks the brain. A study from Deakin University and the Australian National University suggests older people with unhealthy diets have smaller hippocampi – the part of the brain believed to be integral for learning, ...

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WSU announces refugee scholarship fund

Western Sydney University has announced a $500,000 scholarship fund to assist refugees, with plans to raise $12 million through a fundraising campaign. The scholarships are valued at $7500 a year and are to be used for study and living expenses. ...

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UA, Japan unis strengthen ties for research, student mobility

Universities Australia has signed an agreement continuing collaboration with its Japanese counterpart. The Memorandum of Understanding between Universities Australia and Japan Association of National Universities builds on consecutive agreements signed since 1992, and aims to tighten university links between the two nations. ...

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UWA renames library in Nobel laureate’s honour

Nobel Prize-winning gastroenterologist Professor Barry Marshall says he is honoured to have a science library at University of Western Australia named after him. Marshall, who in 1982 identified a bacteria linked to chronic gastritis and stomach ulcers with colleague Dr ...

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