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Media release, News | 28 Sep 2021
A low-cost, non-toxic cancer treatment has been developed by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU). The treatment uses dead bacteria to help kick-start the immune system and shrink cancer.
Research story | 13 Sep 2021
Since it’s Bad Bird Season, we ask cuckoo apologist - sorry, cuckoo expert - Professor Naomi Langmore to explain how it could possibly be that the cuckoo doesn’t mean to be mean, when it sure looks like it does.
Analysis and opinion | 27 Aug 2021
A whopping 191 different bat species live in the Pacific Islands across Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia — but these are, collectively, the most imperilled in the world. In fact, five of the nine bat species that have gone extinct in the last 160 years have come from this region.
News | 30 Jul 2021
Age is no barrier when it comes to reproducing for male mosquitofish.
News | 22 Jul 2021
A new research centre based at ANU will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops and significantly grow Australia's agricultural sector.
News | 29 Jun 2021
An Australian mammal thought to have been wiped out over 150 years ago can now be crossed off our list of extinct animals, following a new study.
Analysis and opinion | 29 Jun 2021
This adorable mouse was considered extinct for over 100 years — until we found it hiding in plain sight
Australia has the world’s worst track record for wiping out mammals, with 34 species declared extinct since European colonisation. But today, we bring some good news: one rodent species, Gould’s mouse (Pseudomys gouldii), is set to be crossed off Australia’s extinct species list.
Media release | 24 Jun 2021
The government’s idea of ‘national environment standards’ would entrench Australia’s global pariah status
A growing global push to halt biodiversity decline, most recently agreed at the G7 on Sunday, leaves Australia out in the cold as the federal government walks away from critical reforms needed to protect threatened species.
News | 17 Jun 2021
When animals are hot, they eat less. This potentially fatal phenomenon has been largely overlooked in wild animals, explain researchers from ANU.
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