Science

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.

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.

David Powell shows off the team's meta-atom. Photo Phil Dooley, ANU
21
Jul

New material puts a twist in light

A random find in the washing basket has led to a new step towards cleaner, greener electronics.

Image by Phillip Jeffrey, Flickr
14
Jul

New theory turns cancer on its head

Dr Charley Lineweaver’s research into the origins of life has given rise to a model that promises new cancer therapies

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO and Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson. Photo by David Patterson, ANU
14
Jul

Science precinct officially opened at ANU

Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has officially opened the new Science Precinct at ANU.

Senator Zed Seselja takes a close look at the MagPIE materials testing experiment. Photo: D. Paterson, ANU
10
Jul

Fusion energy facility promises clean energy

Senator Zed Seselja has run a fusion experiment hotter than the sun to launch a new fusion facility at ANU.

Photo by Jonathan Lindberg for Coast Guard on flickr.com
04
Jul

New insights into pain relief drugs

Scientists from the Research School of Biology have opened the door to a new world of pain treatments with their discovery of the exact way that pain relief drugs, such as anaesthetics, work on the body.

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20
Jun

Ten year old aces ANUx Astrophysics

A 10 year old boy has passed the University’s first Astrophysics Massive Open Online Course, offered on the edX platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

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19
Jun

ANU Council approves new capital works

The ANU Council has approved new capital works, with a new building for the Research School of Social Sciences, and a new building to bring together the Mathematical Sciences Institute and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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19
Jun

Bush Capital could lose its old trees

The loss will be devastating for Canberra’s biodiversity.

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