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The human brain operates as a highly interconnected network, not as a collection of discrete regions, with important implications for treating declines in old age, a new study shows.

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A new study has provided the first conclusive evidence that cannabis use significantly hastens the onset of psychotic illnesses during the critical years of brain development.

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Sports stars spruiking fast foods are doing enormous harm in the obesity battle, writes Dr Michael Valenzuela.

A discovery that brain cells can become "stuck'' in their journey during brain development could lead to new schizophrenia therapies, the team behind the research says.

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UNSW has joined forces with leading hospitals and medical research bodies to form one of Australia's biggest advanced treatment and research centres.

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A majority of Australians would seek tests to establish their genetic susceptibility to depression, despite social stigma and questions about their validity, a national study has found.

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Innovative online assessments and a "liberating" personal approach to teaching have won Associate Professor Gary Velan one of the nation's top university teaching awards.

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World AIDS Day holds a special significance this year, with 2010 witnessing the most dramatic breakthroughs in HIV prevention since the first days of the global pandemic, writes UNSW Professor John Kaldor.

Portugal's decision to decriminalise all drug use did not lead to dramatic increases in drug abuse or drug-related harm, a joint Australian and UK study has found.

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UNSW epidemiologist Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver has been appointed to the board of the Lowitja Institute - Australia's national body dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

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