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.
Physicists build reversible tractor beam
Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.
Australian volcanic mystery explained
Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia’s only active volcanic area, in the country’s southeast.
NHMRC funds to boost medical research
ANU medical researchers have won more than $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Sea level changes from glacial to recent times
Scientists have mapped changes in global sea level and ice volumes, through the last ice age into recent times, in the most comprehensive study of its kind.
The ancient mountains that fed early life
Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.
Exploring the violent universe
The University has launched its third free on-line astronomy course which explores the deadliest and most mysterious parts of the universe.
ANU academics among Australia’s most influential women
Two Australian National University academics have been named in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
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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