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News | 22 Nov 2022
RNA vaccines rose to prominence during COVID, but we've only scratched the surface of their potential
In high school biology, students are taught the central concept of genetics in a very simple way: DNA makes RNA, RNA makes protein, and protein makes life. ANU Researchers claim we're only scratching the surface of their potential to improve human health.
Research story | 13 Aug 2021
What do I need to know about the Moderna vaccine? And how does it compare with Pfizer?
Australia’s medical regulator has provisionally approved another COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna, for use in Australia. One million doses of Moderna are due in the second half of September and three million doses a month will begin to arrive from October.
News | 11 Mar 2021
New natural answers for killer allergies
Researchers have discovered a function in the immune system that could hold the key to treating allergic conditions like asthma and stop anaphylaxis.
News | 10 Mar 2021
Women who lead: the power and the passion
Why is it that women-led countries have been so successful in their response to COVID-19?
Student profile | 21 Dec 2020
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.
News | 17 Dec 2020
New drug to combat global killer sepsis
The promising new drug could potentially save millions of lives each year.
News | 5 Nov 2020
Leading neuroscientist brings big ideas and leadership
World-leading neuroscientist and King's College President, Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC, will join The Australian National University in 2021 as Distinguished Vice-Chancellor's Fellow.
News | 29 Oct 2020
‘I am fighting MS in my life and in the lab’
Professor David Tscharke was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at 41, after he noticed some tingling and numbness on the left side of his body.
News | 16 Oct 2020
Disease researcher’s quest for ‘magic bullet’ wins award
Professor Si Ming Man has been honoured with a $1.25 million dollar grant to advance our understanding of the immune system and find new ways to fight bacteria.
Research story | 29 Sep 2020
Researchers find that sugar is the solution for looking at platelets
Researchers at ANU have found a way to look through the walls of microchambers used to study thrombus (blood clot) formation using light sheet microscopy.
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