2019

  • Family matters in autism outcomes
    Posted in: 2019, Uncategorized, Vic

    Family matters in autism outcomes Cognition is influenced by siblings, researchers find. Autistic children with autistic siblings have better cognition than those who are the only family member with the condition, researchers have found. Importantly, the outcome does not depend on birth order. Although previous studies have identified that having autistic siblings leads to better…

  • Household drug may give small babies a better start to life
    Posted in: 2019, QLD

    Small Australian babies born at risk for learning and behavioural problems now have hope for better brain development through Ibuprofen, a common household drug, better known as Nurofen. University of Queensland researchers found that treating babies born smaller than average with Ibuprofen can help to improve development through reducing inflammation. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is…

  • Improving life support by de-stressing blood cells
    Posted in: 2019, QLD

    Improving life support by de-stressing blood cells A Griffith University researcher investigating how life support machines can cause life-threatening complications has won the Judge’s Award in the 2019 Fresh Science Competition. As a Queensland finalist in the 2019 Fresh Science Competition, Gold Coast based PhD candidate Antony McNamee was recognised for delivering the best public…