Health

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.

Image by Kiran Foster, Flickr.
04
Aug

Social media data used to predict depression in users

A new study has found people who suffer from depression have a higher activity on social media between 11pm and 3am compared to other social media users.

PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU
29
Jul

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.

NTA PIC-1600
24
Jul

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.

Exploring the Milky Way. Photo by James Gilbert
23
Jul

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.

Photo by Henry Donati, UK Department for International Development.
16
Jun

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.

Professor Des Ball, among those honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Photo by Bob Cooper, ANU.
09
Jun
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