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The science of genetics is written into Amber’s story

Where most people might learn about the science of genetics from a textbook, for Amber, it’s never been separable from her lived experience of it.

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Amber Condell standing near some trees

Where most people might learn about the science of genetics from a textbook, for Amber, it’s never been separable from her lived experience of it.

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News | 17 Dec 2020

Health messages to help stop patient harm in hospitals

An estimated 500,000 people are harmed by the hospitals they seek help from each year.

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News | 17 Dec 2020

New drug to combat global killer sepsis

The promising new drug could potentially save millions of lives each year.

News | 14 Dec 2020

Two ANU students hitting the Rhode to Oxford

Two outstanding ANU students have been selected as 2021 Rhodes Scholars.

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News | 11 Dec 2020

New project to help tackle Type 1 Diabetes

A new research project with Janssen Research & Development, LLC will develop new methods for measuring and monitoring disease activity in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

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News | 10 Dec 2020

Family violence research helps in closing the gap

A new report has found drivers that mitigate experiences of violence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Dec 2020

The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world’s women and children

Breastfeeding can play an especially important role in early-life nutrition. It can benefit children’s future school performance and economic prospects in later life, as well as the mother’s health.

Analysis and opinion | 4 Dec 2020

‘Nine months and no progress’: what went wrong in Indonesia’s COVID-19 responses and what can be done

The number of daily cases keeps breaking records despite the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus, from introducing social distancing campaigns to enforcing partial lockdown policies in several cities.

Research story | 2 Dec 2020

Brains and bellies: In menopause, bigger can sometimes mean better

Research shows postmenopausal women have larger brain volumes than premenopausal women. But what does this actually mean?

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Analysis and opinion | 1 Dec 2020

What can you expect if you get a call from a COVID contact tracer?

It can be confronting – but it's important to answer the contact tracer's questions as best you can.

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News | 1 Dec 2020

Cancer shifts to chronic disease, so living well matters

"We found that, on average, all cancer survivors in the community were 30 per cent more likely to be living with significant physical disability."

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