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Analysis and opinion | 21 May 2023
Federal budget: Boost of social enterprises and place-based initiatives helps communities most in need
By Dr Babita Bhatt and Prof Israr Qureshi. The federal budget has gained significant attention for supporting those most in need by delivering cost-of-living relief and strengthening Medicare. But it also recognises that some problems cannot be overcome with one-size-fits-all solutions.
Analysis and opinion | 19 May 2023
Is it time for a ‘wellbeing budget’ in Australia?
By Dr James Gordon. The Budget is light on detailing its effect on community wellbeing and social cohesion, but some good policies are hiding in the details.
News | 20 Apr 2023
Immune system protein could help defeat deadly flesh-eating bacteria
A clever protein inside the immune system could be used as a “weapon" against a common bacteria that in extreme cases is responsible for causing deadly flesh-eating disease, scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have found.
News | 13 Apr 2023
Unveiling the role of extracellular vesicles in Alzheimer's disease
Few things are as heart-wrenching as watching our loved ones lose themselves to dementia, a syndrome impairing cognitive functioning. With Alzheimer's disease being the most common form of dementia, the global impact of this condition is staggering, burdening over 55 million people worldwide.
News | 13 Apr 2023
Energy insecurity worsened in Indigenous communities during pandemic
Residents of remote Indigenous communities who prepay for access to electricity experienced unrelenting energy insecurity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).
News | 28 Mar 2023
ANU researcher Australia’s first Indigenous scientist appointed to CSIRO board
Professor in Indigenous Genomics, Alex Brown, is the first Indigenous member of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) board.
News | 24 Mar 2023
A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bay
More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists from the Neuroimaging and Brain Lab at The Australian National University.
News | 21 Mar 2023
Vaping increasing among young Australians, as risks confirmed
E-cigarette use among young Australians has increased “alarmingly” in recent years, as a major peer-reviewed study led by The Australian National University confirms the health risks vaping poses.
News | 16 Mar 2023
Poor sleep can impact brain health
Poor sleep in middle age can have a negative impact on brain health, according to a new study by researchers at The Australian National University.
News | 15 Feb 2023
Experts sound alarm on ‘exploitative’ baby formula industry
Baby milk formula companies are exploiting parents’ emotions and manipulating scientific information and policymakers to generate sales at the expense of the health and rights of families, women, and children.
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