Health

The singing lab mouse

Genetics help mice express themselves in song.

Natural birth kickstarts key brain protein production

Improve your baby’s IQ, naturally.

Why do women live longer than men?

Aussie women have an average lifespan of 84 years, while the men have an average of 80. The reason why could lie in our genes.

Australian fish have high incidence of skin cancer too

Widespread skin cancer has been identified in coral trout species in the Great Barrier Reef.

Why do we sneeze?

Sneezing helps us reboot our body.

Fixing a broken heart

A molecule that turns stem cells into heart cells could be the answer.

How do astronauts sleep in space?

After a long day’s work, you’re ready for a good night’s sleep. But it’s a little different if you’re weightless.

Lucid dreaming and the neural basis of consciousness

Brain areas that are usually switched off during deep sleep are active in lucid dreamers.

Making blood vessels from liposuction fat

Healthy blood vessels can now be grown from adult stem cells extracted during liposuction.

Is it better to run without shoes?

With the London Olympics fast approaching we have a few tips to assist your athletic performance.

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