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Dr Kamalini Lokuge at the ANU campus.

14 Apr 2020

We know what stopped Ebola - and we know what can stop COVID-19

“The vast majority of our community are doing the right thing and that’s what makes me optimistic.”

20 Feb 2020

The toolbox of a bacterial tradie: researchers find new food-poisoning toxin

ANU scientists have discovered new details about the tools used by bacteria to trigger dangerous food poisoning symptoms.

23 Jan 2020

Fighting fatigue: new research on an invisible symptom of multiple sclerosis

When David was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 16 years ago, he read everything he could about the neurological condition.

8 Jan 2020

Hot and bothered: heat affects all of us, but older people face the highest health risks

Heat is the natural hazard associated with the highest mortality in Australia. When heatwaves occur, the death toll routinely reaches into the hundreds.

19 Nov 2019

Close now to where it must be

In 1968, blood samples collected from Galiwin'ku in Arnhem Land were sent to ANU for research. They are now being returned to their island home.

Professor Jason Mattingley

4 Nov 2019

Cracking the brain’s code

Professor Jason Mattingley's neuroscience research is mind blowing.

14 Oct 2019

Indigenous health and 'the gap' would be better served by focusing on positives, not negatives

When you think of Indigenous health, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Protest for ME/CFS health equality featuring a man, woman and child holding up sign with: I am one of the #MillionsMissing due to ME/CFS.

1 Oct 2019

Helping doctors diagnose an invisible illness

Researchers hope that a new biobank will help them develop a blood test for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

6 Sep 2019

3MT finalist’s research is personal

PhD student Ibidolapo Adekoya's research interest hit home when her brother was struck down by malaria.

19 Aug 2019

How doctors deal with breaking bad news

How can doctors be helped to perform their most dreaded task?

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