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ANU appoints Director of the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience

The Australian National University announces the appointment of Professor John Watson AM as the Director of the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience.

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The Australian National University announces the appointment of Professor John Watson AM as the Director of the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience.

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Media release | 6 May 2022

Men work out on time borrowed from women

Men appear to "borrow" free time from their female partners to keep up their exercise but women don't get the same time in return, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). 

Media release | 5 May 2022

New tool to calculate the value of breastfeeding

A simple new tool developed by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) will tally the volume and monetary value of breastmilk produced in Australia and around the globe. 

Analysis and opinion | 2 May 2022

How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more than looking for lines

As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or two lines off the kit.

News | 2 May 2022

ANU appoints Director of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

The Australian National University announces the appointment of Professor Hilary Bambrick as Director of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH).

Media release | 28 Apr 2022

Lupus-causing gene paves way for new and tailored treatments

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have identified a gene called TLR7 that, when over-activated, is responsible for causing lupus, an autoimmune disease that can be life-threatening in severe cases.  

News | 8 Apr 2022

E-cigarettes are harmful and addictive

E-cigarettes, or vapes, are causing harm and risk introducing a new generation to smoking, warn ANU experts.

News | 1 Apr 2022

Managing disease with smart technologies

Imagine if your smart watch could monitor chronic health conditions such as heart disease and relay that information securely to your doctor?

News | 28 Mar 2022

Good neighbours are good for your health

Neighbourhood relationships and social connections protected against loneliness, depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from the ANU.

News | 22 Mar 2022

From Ebola to COVID-19: skilled locals key to outbreak response

 Amy Parry: On a mission to change the status quo of international emergency response

News | 18 Mar 2022

ANU appoints Director of the new School of Medicine and Psychology

The Australian National University announces Professor Paul Fitzgerald as the inaugural Director of its new School of Medicine and Psychology.

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