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Dr Chelisa Cardinez, left, and Rebecca Davey in a research lab at the John Curtin School of Medical Research

Research story | 26 Mar 2024

Gene discovery offers new hope for Aussies living with chronic skin disease

Scientists from The Australian National University have discovered a gene mutation is responsible for causing psoriasis.

Dr Julia Ellyard. Photo: Tracey Nearmy/ANU

News, Research story | 1 Mar 2024

Scientists show the importance of “putting the brakes on” cytokines to prevent autoantibodies and lupus

A new study has found that rare coding variants in a lupus risk gene could help understand how the immune system mistakenly targets the body's own tissues.

John Curtin School of Medical Research Director Elizabeth Gardiner poses for photographs at ANU in Canberra.

Academic profile | 28 Feb 2024

Ready for the challenge: New Director's ambition still burns

“Researchers are great people, but they live and survive in a tough environment," Professor Gardiner said.

First year PhD student, Yanran Fan, in her lab at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

News, Research story | 28 Feb 2024

Sliding doors moment leads to PhD aimed at improving the lives of patients battling rare diseases

Yanran Fan always thought she’d become a lawyer. Instead, she's pursuing a PhD.

Platelet-red blood cell complex, in which a platelet (arrow) is attached to the surface of a red cell, viewed using scanning electron microscopy (bar length = 1 µm)

News, Research story | 21 Feb 2024

Scientists discover new function of platelets that remove old red blood cells

Researchers at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) have found a new function of platelets apart from their known role in preventing bleeding and helping us fight off infections.

Associate Professor Simon Jiang in his lab at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU.

News, Research story | 10 Jan 2024

The power of personalised care

The benefits of personalised medicine programs extend far beyond the individual patient.

ANU graduate and melanoma researcher Phoebe Doohan in her lab at JCSMR, the ANU College of Health & Medicine at ANU in Canberra.

News | 2 Jan 2024

How our own immune system can help fight cancer

The findings mean patients could respond better to immunotherapy treatment. 

Sarah Mann leads the JCSMR choir during an end of year concert.

News | 19 Dec 2023

JCSMR researchers sing to a different tune

The magic of song is helping a group of ANU College of Health and Medicine academics escape the demands of research.

News | 30 Nov 2022

Two more ANU Rhodes Scholars sets new record for Australian universities

ANU graduates will help fight infectious diseases and neurodegeneration having just won prestigious Rhodes Scholarships.

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.

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