Non-toxic drug to target cancer’s sweet spot
A new drug trial on a rare type of blood cancer is due to start early next year and could help in the broader fight against other forms of cancer.
NHMRC funds to boost medical research
ANU medical researchers have won more than $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
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.
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.
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.
Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael
The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.
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New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers
A new app will help hay fever sufferers keep track of pollen levels.
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