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People often ask Dr Simon Quilty why he turned from medicine to housing to advocate Indigenous Australian health and wellbeing.

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Indigenous Elder Norman Frank holding a model of a proposed Wilya Janta home

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A blood sample being taken at the the John Curtin School of Medical Research located at The Australian National University.

News, Research story | 5 Apr 2024

Connection the key to retaining rural GPs

A supportive workplace, work-life balance and a connection to rural communities are all key to retaining doctors in rural and remote areas of Australia, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).

Photo of a person holding an alarm clock

News | 5 Apr 2024

How daylight savings affects your sleep and what you can do about it

Daylight savings has a long history and surprising health risks. But little hacks can help us feel well when the clock changes.

Professor Ben Corry

News, Research story | 4 Apr 2024

‘Force-sensing’ protein could help better treat diseases that cause seizures

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have made a discovery about a little understood protein in the human body that could help treat diseases that cause seizures, including epilepsy.

Dr Mulu Woldegiorgis.

Research story | 28 Mar 2024

Almost one-in-five suffering from long COVID

Researchers found 90 per cent of the study participants with long COVID reported experiencing multiple symptoms.

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.

Riccardo Natoli with some of his mentees: From back row, left to right: Sarah Farzadi, Natoli, Rakshanya Sekar, Adrian Cioanca, Nicholas Bariesheff.

Research story | 21 Mar 2024

Generosity of spirit and time make this mentor shine

What makes Associate Professor Riccardo Natoli special?

Hands holding a brain that shows a network of ideas against a sunrise backdrop

News | 8 Mar 2024

A new ANU course to explore the complex relationship between mind and brain

In a first of its kind in Australia, ANU is offering a single degree program – a Bachelor of Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology (BPNP) – that provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to explore the complex relationships between mind and brain through a transdisciplinary lens.

ANU PhD researcher Amelia Yazidjoglou

News, Research story | 4 Mar 2024

‘Everyone does it’: mythbusting young Australians’ overestimation of vaping among peers

E-cigarette use is seen as widespread, common and normal among young Australians even though hard data indicate that the clear majority of teens have not vaped, a first-of-its-kind study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

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.