Professor Margaret Morris

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UNSW researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function, and found they don't always live up to their promise and could even have negative impacts on memory.

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Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research.

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Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, a UNSW animal study has found.

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Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on cognitive ability with impaired memory and brain inflammation after just a week, UNSW reseach finds. 

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Exercise, not diet, is the key to overcoming adverse metabolic effects passed on to children by their overweight mothers, new research has shown for the first time.

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Medical researchers have for the first time shown a link between a father's high fat diet at the time of conception and a risk of diabetes in his offspring.

Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.

Morris comfort inside

Medical researchers have for the first time demonstrated that "comfort eating" can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma experienced early in life.

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UNSW has won its largest number of project grants ever in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.