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Indigenous communities facing housing crisis

Very poor quality housing poses a serious health risk to Australia's remote Indigenous communities, particularly in the extreme hot weather of the Northern Territory, experts from The Australian National University (ANU) and Indigenous elders warn.

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Very poor quality housing poses a serious health risk to Australia's remote Indigenous communities, particularly in the extreme hot weather of the Northern Territory, experts from The Australian National University (ANU) and Indigenous elders warn.

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Dr Paula Gonzalez Figueroa

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?

Amber Condell standing near some trees

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.

Hospital room.

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 ANU have found a way to look through the walls of microchambers 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.”

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