[ASC-media] Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, Jan/Feb 2007

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Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, Jan/Feb 2007
 
SPECIAL ISSUE: THE MIND
Consciousness, Will and the Brain
Some extraordinary neurological disorders, and new ways of imaging the
activity of discrete brain areas, have thrown light upon our understanding
of consciousness and free will.
 
Omega-3, Concentration and Hyperactivity
Learning and behaviour problems associated with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder can cause a great deal of distress for children,
their parents and teachers. Can fish oil provide some relief?
 
Are Antidepressants Safe For Kids?
In recent years the use of psychiatric drugs in treating childhood
depression has come under fire, generating a storm of controversy. What are
the risks of prescribing antidepressants to children?
 
Online Workout for Depression
New online resources are helping people with depression.
 
Mind-altering Parasites
Parasites are the most ingenious and manipulative of all life forms.
 
Alley Cats & Sex Kittens
One of the most common human parasite infections in the world can affect our
mental state, including our sexual attractiveness, IQ, schizophrenia and the
likelihood of being in a car accident..
 
Brain Swelling After Stroke
Brain swelling is the leading cause of death within 1 week of stroke, but a
new avenue may extend the narrow timeframe available for treatment.
 
Animal Intuition
Is it possible to teach an old octopus new tricks?


SPECIAL REPORTS: CSIRO COMMERCIALISATION
CSIRO Innovation Goes Up in Smoke
Fred Prata developed a volcanic ash detector that could save the airline
industry millions of dollars, and potentially the lives of their passengers,
but says that CSIRO tried to commercialise the technology before the science
was ready. 

CSIRO Wins Important Wifi Patent Case
A victory in the US courts paves the way for CSIRO to claim royalties from
IT giants that have used its wireless technology in hundreds of millions of
laptop computers.
 
CSIRO Continues Its Diet Hype
Rosemary Stanton doubts that Book 2 of The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has
improved its science and safety.
 
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