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.
Curtin Medal for Nobel Laureate
Swiss Nobel Laureate, Professor Rolf Zinkernagel, has been awarded the Curtin Medal for his lifetime achievement in immunology.
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
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.
Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear
Eighty per cent of Australians carry the herpes virus – and although it mostly seems dormant ANU virologists have found our cells are having to fight the virus constantly.
Australia’s ageing population poses budget risks
A new report from the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research highlights the pressures on Australia’s economy from an ageing population.
ANU wins funding for Future Fellowships
The ANU has won funding for 16 major research projects under the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships program.
Public health specialists on standby for disasters
A flying squad of public health experts has been set up to help fight the outbreak of disease following major disasters.