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With advances in nanotechnology, the future of medicine is taking shape on the nano-scale and making possible healthcare solutions once confined to the realm of science fiction.

If you have dementia and need to be admitted to hospital to be treated for other illnesses or injuries, your prospects for recovery are substantially worse than for other patients, research has found.


Managing other people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, protecting its memory and learning centre well into old age, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW symposium suggests.

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Running may trigger the production of new brain cells throughout life, possibly building a "buffer" to hold off diseases such as Alzheimer's, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW shows.