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ANU and AIHW to partner on big health data

A partnership that will bring together data and academic expertise to tackle challenges in Australia’s health system.

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News | 17 Dec 2020

New drug to combat global killer sepsis

The promising new drug could potentially save millions of lives each year.

Professor Sir Edward Byrne

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.

David Tscharke in a medical laboratory

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 The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to look through the walls of microchambers that are used to study thrombus (blood clot) formation using light sheet microscopy.

Dr Nikolay Shirokikh

Academic profile | 28 Sep 2020

Building a research career: it’s just like summiting Everest

Dr Shirokikh, a researcher at the ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), has spent his career talking to cells about how their genes are translated into proteins with the help of a molecule called RNA.

James O'Connor sitting at a computer

Research story | 23 Sep 2020

$50 dye could change the way we design malaria vaccines

“It is a tricky technique to get right, but when it works… it's really stunning science.”

News, Research story | 23 Sep 2020

Cancer research improves in three dimensions

“The 3D printing process can be applied to all sorts of cells and tumour types.”

News | 17 Sep 2020

How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new way to create an almost perfect hologram in near darkness.

Patient's hand receiving a blood test

News | 16 Sep 2020

New blood test finds undetected COVID-19 cases

Initial results suggest many more people have been exposed to the virus in Australia than have been detected so far. 

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