Health

Professor Carola Vinuesa, chief investigator from the Centre for Personalised Immunology.
17
Oct

NHMRC funds to boost medical research

ANU medical researchers have won more than $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Photo courtesy of Arlington County on flickr
16
Oct

Foodborne illness on the decline

New research has found the incidence of foodborne illness has declined slightly and that one quarter of the 16 million cases of gastroenteritis each year are caused by food contamination.

Alzheimersphotoforweb1600
07
Oct

New tool for measuring Alzheimer’s disease risk perception

Australian researchers are undertaking a new study to help people of all ages evaluate whether they are accurate in their perception of their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mental disorders are debilitating and often emerge in adolescence. Image: Flickr
07
Oct

What can parents do about their teenagers’ mental health?

Mental disorders are debilitating and often emerge in adolescence. Identifying these problems and intervening early helps reduce their impact on social, emotional and academic function, which, unheeded, can continue into adulthood.

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30
Sep

Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael

The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.

Photo by Stuart Hay.
25
Sep

New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers

A new app will help hay fever sufferers keep track of pollen levels.

Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU
09
Sep

Weakness in malaria parasite fats could see new treatments

Female malaria parasite store fat differently to males, an insight that could lead to new drugs in the battle with the deadly disease.

Professor Rolf Zinkernagel.
25
Aug

Curtin Medal for Nobel Laureate

Swiss Nobel Laureate, Professor Rolf Zinkernagel, has been awarded the Curtin Medal for his lifetime achievement in immunology.

Image by Tim J Keegan on flickr
15
Aug

Climate change will widen the social and health gap

Climate projections suggest that, thanks to human activity, we will likely see an increase in extreme weather events, disruptions to agriculture, loss of livelihoods and displacement of people

Ebola in West Africa. Image by Global Panorama on flickr.
14
Aug

Containing the international spread of Ebola

The West African Ebola virus outbreak is already the largest of its kind, both in terms of numbers and geography. And with the most distant parts of the world less than a day’s flight away, it isn’t too difficult to imagine Ebola virus spreading.

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