It took a lot of scientific sleuthing, but a researcher has helped track down the source of a deadly disease in China. Nice work UNSW. #keepitclever
It took a lot of scientific sleuthing but a researcher has helped

Deadly disease outbreak linked to commercial breeding of piglets

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Turns out male circumcision could be the kindest cut after all. A new study shows the lifetime benefits exceed the risks by about 200 to one. University of Sydney researchers say it’s time for a re-think on this practice. #keepitclever
Turns out male circumcision could be the kindest cut after all A

Protective effect of male circumcision

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How to deter predators? Go for gold! Insects use golden colours to say ‘don’t eat me’. And, according to Macquarie University researchers, it works. #keepitclever
How to deter predators Go for gold Insects use golden colours to

Golden insects collaborate to warn off predators

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We know whole grains are good for us. Especially oats, because they reduce blood cholesterol. But how does that work exactly? Researchers from The University of Queensland - UQ have worked it out – and their discovery could help reduce heart disease worldwide. #keepitclever
We know whole grains are good for us Especially oats because they

How healthy cereals help your heart

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How did you sleep last night? If you didn’t get enough shut-eye, you’re not alone — more than a third of Aussies don’t get enough sleep. It’s a national problem and it’s hurting business too, say researchers from The University of Adelaide. #keepitclever
How did you sleep last night If you didnt get enough shuteye

Sleep deprivation harming Australia’s productivity

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The facts are in - language learning starts long before babies can talk. A new study shows even children who’ve been adopted internationally as babies have memories of their birth language. Clever work from Western Sydney University. #keepitclever
The facts are in language learning starts long before babies can talk

Adopted babies ‘remember’ their birth language

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Unhappy at work? Perhaps a face-lift or a nose job will help. Researchers at The University of Melbourne found that, for many, looking better boosted self-esteem. Which influenced how people felt about their jobs. #keepitclever
Unhappy at work Perhaps a facelift or a nose job will help

Cosmetic surgery may affect job satisfaction

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Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates of any cancer, with fewer than 1 in 10 people making a recovery. But an important discovery by UNSW scientists has cast light on how it grows. And that could be a step towards new therapies. #keepitclever
Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates of any cancer

Pancreatic cancer “Achilles’ heel” could lead to new treatment

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A new simple blood test could spare multiple sclerosis sufferers from drawn-out and expensive testing regimes. And it’s all thanks to a world-first discovery by Macquarie University researchers. Now that’s clever. #keepitclever
A new simple blood test could spare multiple sclerosis sufferers from drawnout

Blood biomarker discovery a breakthrough for MS sufferers

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It’s a vicious circle – when recovering drug users are branded as unreliable or untrustworthy, their social interactions are affected. And that can then hamper recovery, say researchers from The University of Queensland - UQ. #keepitclever
Its a vicious circle when recovering drug users are branded as unreliable

Negative stereotypes hamper drug users’ recovery | Keep It Clever

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What happens to bees when we degrade their land? Turns out that instead of working harder, they actually give up searching for food. That’s bad news for humans, say researchers from The University of Western Australia. #keepitclever
What happens to bees when we degrade their land Turns out that

Bees forage less in degraded environments

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They fly in, they fly out. But what would make these long distance commuters actually move to a town near their work? Quality services and good rental accommodation are the key, say James Cook University researchers. #keepitclever
They fly in they fly out But what would make these long

Putting the brakes on FIFO

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When it comes to childhood obesity, it stands to reason that parents have a big influence. But researchers from The University of Newcastle, Australia were stunned to find that most studies simply ignored dads. It’s time things changed. #keepitclever
When it comes to childhood obesity it stands to reason that parents

Dads not involved in childhood obesity programs

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Feeling envy for your friend’s perfect Instagram life? Researchers from The University of Melbourne and Monash University say while social media can help us feel more connected, for some people it could do more harm than good. #keepitclever
Feeling envy for your friends perfect Instagram life Researchers from The University

Social media may not be good for you

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What evolved more than 300 million years ago and is one of nature’s greatest hunters? The dragon fly of course! Turns out more than 300 different species of these spectacular insects call Australia home. A new app from Charles Darwin University will help you tell which is which, and help researchers to fill in knowledge gaps. #keepitclever
What evolved more than 300 million years ago and is one of

‘Identifly’ app highlights dragonfly diversity

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Are we visiting the GP when we really don’t need to? Advertising ‘pharmacy only’ medicines could encourage more of us to ask the pharmacist for help instead. And that would reduce the costs to our healthcare system, say UTS: University of Technology Sydney researchers. #keepitclever
Are we visiting the GP when we really dont need to Advertising

Lifting medicine ad ban could mean health-care system savings

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They’re cute, they’re furry and in less than 30 years, these tiny creatures could be gone forever. The best way to save them? Stop logging say researchers from The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University. #keepitclever
Theyre cute theyre furry and in less than 30 years these tiny

Logging could lead to Leadbeater’s Possum extinction

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Have those Scandinavian ice-bathers got it right? While the thought of a cold-water dip might send shivers up your spine, researchers at the University of New England say it helps sportspeople fight fatigue. Jump on in! #keepitclever
Have those Scandinavian icebathers got it right While the thought of a

Cold-water immersion reduces player fatigue

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Fly in, fly out. FIFO is now a lifestyle for tens of thousands of Australian workers. But long periods away from home can take a toll on their health – and the health of their families. Luckily, new research from CQUniversity Australiaity aims to understand what we can do to help. #keepitclever
Fly in fly out FIFO is now a lifestyle for tens of

Study to assess how FIFO lifestyle affects health

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