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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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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 Pawan Parajuli

News | 3 Jul 2020

Test confirms no trace of coronavirus in ACT sewage

A comprehensive testing program has found no traces of SARS-CoV-2 in Canberra's sewage system.

Dr Marion Burr.

News | 25 Jun 2020

$8 million to help immune system hunt down and beat cancer

Life-saving research into how the human immune system can beat cancer has been given an $8 million boost from Canberra's Terry Snow and the Snow family.

Anatomical model of brain

Research story | 22 Jun 2020

Understanding your brain in the time of COVID-19

ANU alumni Gaya Karthik and Emily Han share some insights from their podcast series about how our brain is affected by living through this global pandemic.

News | 9 Jun 2020

Awards fit for a queen go to ANU Health and Medicine experts

Three professors from the ANU Medical School, and a JCSMR graduate, have all been recognised in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Two gloved hands adjust a microscope.

News | 5 May 2020

Gene research could lead to cancer breakthrough

New research by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) will help us better understand rare forms of cancer.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

ANU campus.

News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

Scientist in the lab.

Analysis and opinion | 24 Mar 2020

Why our unis are essential to beating COVID-19

Society is relying on its universities and medical research institutes to develop vaccines, tests and public health measures to combat COVID-19.

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