Exotic herbs to counter ageing

Swinburne PhD candidate Matthew Pase is looking for healthy volunteers aged 60-75 to participate in a study as to whether dietary supplements can help counter the slowing of brain function with age. The growing size of the ageing population has serious implications for the number of people with age-associated cognitive impairment or dementia, and strategies […]

Stop abusing insecticides in rice

To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, the International Rice Research Institute has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production. To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has called for […]

The old in a New Year

There’s something refreshing about a new year.  A thesaurus, the writer’s bible, will talk about words like reinvigorated; reinvented; restored; improved; refreshed and reborn.  I’m starting this new year with a major transformation in a personal relationship.  I can’t say what this is because it’s a surprise.  But as no-one close actually ever reads anything […]

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