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PhD researcher Ms Daniela Espinoza Oyarce: "We found people who have depression alone have lower brain volumes in many areas of the brain"

Your brain gets bigger if you are anxious and depressed

Depression is linked to areas of the brain shrinking in size - but when depression is paired with anxiety, one area of the brain becomes larger.

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PhD researcher Ms Daniela Espinoza Oyarce: "We found people who have depression alone have lower brain volumes in many areas of the brain"

Depression is linked to areas of the brain shrinking in size - but when depression is paired with anxiety, one area of the brain becomes larger.

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Rosemary Clifford with award

News | 31 Jul 2020

ANU mental health advocate honoured

ANU PhD researcher, Rosemary Clifford whose work on mental health has helped more than 6,000 people has been recognised as the 2020 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year.

Dr Erin Walsh: " To make a useful book, it is important to get the visuals and the story right. This is why we need help from educators and parents, who know these kids best."

News | 30 Jul 2020

Authors needed for bushfire smoke children’s book

Parents, carers and educators of children aged six to 12 years are being asked to help produce a children's story book about bushfire smoke and health. 

Dr Arnagretta Hunter photographed outside

News | 24 Jul 2020

Prominent Australians call for post-pandemic survival plan

Media personalities, leading scientists and academics, business and civil society leaders, former politicians and famous artists, including legendary rocker Jimmy Barnes, have signed an open letter urging all Australians to take action in the face of major threats to humanity's future.

Ms Hayley McNamara "Long lasting immunity against malaria is not achieved with current vaccination strategies."

Research story | 22 Jul 2020

Malaria breakthrough set to change vaccine design

Researchers from The Australian National University have discovered a vital clue as to why malaria vaccines keep failing.

Pregnant belly

News | 17 Jul 2020

‘Simple’ gestational diabetes test fix for accuracy

Testing procedures for gestational diabetes in pregnant women around the world need greater scrutiny to be reliable, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) warn.  

Professor Thomas Preiss outside JCSMR building

News | 17 Jul 2020

Further evidence for understanding the recipes of life

A new research project has further illuminated a fundamental process of life - the creation of proteins based on recipes called RNA.

Professor Elizabeth Gardiner smiling in a white lab coat in a laboratory

News | 14 Jul 2020

International recognition for platelet research

Professor Elizabeth Gardiner has received an esteemed career award in recognition of her significant contributions to the understanding, treatment and diagnosis, research and education in the thrombosis and haemostasis field.

Dr Jason Agostino

News | 14 Jul 2020

Improving early detection and management of chronic disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Dr Jason Agostino and his team have been awarded $1.6 million by the Australian Government Department of Health to enhance chronic disease screening and management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Analysis and opinion | 10 Jul 2020

Melbourne's second lockdown will take a toll on mental health. We need to look out for the vulnerable

Australians are already experiencing mental health fallout from COVID-19. A prolonged pandemic, and a second lockdown, might only make things worse.

Analysis and opinion | 6 Jul 2020

Separating mothers with COVID-19 from their newborns does more harm than good

Preventing early skin to skin contact potentially disrupts newborn physiology.

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