• Karl Trounson
  1. Trading money for brain cells.

    “They are trading money for brain cells” was the famous line uttered by Chris Nowinski, a Boston University researcher and former American football player, upon seeing …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2012/10/22/trading-money-for-brain-cells

  2. One birth abnormality you may wish you had.

    We all know someone that spends countless hours in the gym trying to sculpt their perfect, muscular physique. Often this goal takes hold of them to …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2012/10/02/one-birth-abnormality-you-may-wish-you-had

  3. The weird world of sports injury treatments.

    In my first post on “scientific scribbles”, I detailed a procedure where stem cells derived from fat are injected into injured joints to aid cartilage and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2012/09/20/the-weird-world-of-sports-injury-treatments

  4. The herbivore vs. omnivore debate rages on.

    Recently I came upon this study (although it was carried out in 2008), which found a correlation between the loss of brain volume and low vitamin …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2012/08/18/the-herbivore-vs-omnivore-debate-rages-on

  5. The potential cure in those extra kilos.

    These days the numerous consequences of being overweight are all too well known. Recently, however, mesenchymal stem cells have been successfully isolated from adipose tissue (fat). During …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2012/08/07/the-potential-cure-in-those-extra-kilos