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The ANU Research School of Physics is home to the largest and most powerful ion accelerator in Australia, and Professor Mahananda Dasgupta would like its world-class reputation to be better known here at home.

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This repository shows a sample of science, health and medicine research at ANU. Visit our research school websites for more detail.

Hens and roosters on grass in a backyard
Wed, 10 Aug 2022

Almost one in two hens in our Sydney study had significant lead levels in their blood. Similarly, about half the eggs analysed contained lead at levels that may pose a health concern for consumers.

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Three men looking at a plant under a lamp in a lab
Tue, 09 Aug 2022

Scientists from ANU and James Cook University have identified an "exquisite" natural mechanism that helps plants limit their water loss with little effect on carbon dioxide intake - an essential process for photosynthesis, plant growth and crop yield.

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A green leaf with water droplets on it
Tue, 09 Aug 2022

In a new paper published in Nature Plants, we report on a natural secret that could ultimately be used to help plants thrive while using less water.

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Mon, Aug 15 2022, 6 - 7pm

Explore the ways in which mathematics is at work in our everyday lives this National Science Week!

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Abstract photo of white wires on a blue background depicting electrical charges.
Wed, Aug 17 2022, 6 - 8pm

We use electricity all day long, but did you know it can be used for more than just powering our appliances?

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Dr Alison Bentley
Thu, Aug 18 2022, 4 - 6:30pm

Join us for a seminar looking at issues of food security through the lens of the Russian-Ukraine war's impact on global wheat supply.

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