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Dr Tim McInerney in the Finkel Lecture Theatre.

10 Jul 2024

Tatts all, folks: Graduate leaves ANU with more than just a PhD

Tim McInerney always knew he'd get a PhD. He hadn't planned on also getting a tattoo.

Victoria Thomas leans on a bench at the School of Medicine and Psychology

8 Jul 2024

Injuries of the moral kind

Making tough decisions that conflict with your values can result in what psychologists call 'moral injuries'. ANU experts are working to understand this better.

Elizabeth Webb at JCSMR

26 Jun 2024

Researchers honoured with rising star awards

Two researchers from the John Curtin School of Medical Research have been honoured at the inaugural CHARM awards.

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

22 May 2024

Living in a hot box

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

A child covers his ears.

16 May 2024

Study shows link between PTSD and autism

People on the autism spectrum are predisposed to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a new study has shown.

A baby being breastfed

3 May 2024

‘Health for all’: recognising breastfeeding as a carbon offset

Country investments in breastfeeding should be considered a carbon offset in global plans for sustainable food, health and economic systems.

An aeroplane used for aeromedical retrievals in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

17 Apr 2024

More outback doctors needed for people and planet

Unnecessary aeromedical retrievals in outback Northern Territory results in social upheaval and unhappiness, financial strain, and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

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

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).

Professor Ben Corry

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.

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.


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