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It’s not like having your appendix out: why communication matters for women having a hysterectomy

"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."

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"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."


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Research story | 7 Aug 2020

These koalas escaped disaster. Now they are getting a second chance.

A group of ANU researchers are helping rehabilitate koalas after the 2020 bushfires.


News | 7 Aug 2020

Discovery could lead to new malaria treatments

A study led by researchers at ANU could lead to new treatments for combating drug-resistant malaria, as well as boost existing drugs.

Potato Rubisco catalysis showing plant, roots and computer generated protein structure.

News | 14 Jul 2020

Back to the future: new study could lead to bumper crops

Research led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to major improvements in crop production.

Map of Australia with location of native animal species

News | 8 Jul 2020

Professor Loeske Kruuk awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Kruuk will receive $3.3 million in funding from the ARC to pursue research into the effects of changing environments on wild animal populations.

A burrowing frog.

News | 19 Jun 2020

Study shows how Australia’s burrowing frogs handle the heat

The unique genetic make-up of a group of Australian frogs could be the key to their survival, allowing them to better withstand our harsh climate.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Jun 2020

Love the parasite you're with - the entertaining life of unwelcome guests from flea circuses to Aliens

In fiction and popular culture, parasitic characters appear as a metaphor for the threat and spread of disease.

A longhorn beetle (Rhytiphora).

Research story, Student profile | 29 May 2020

Beetle mania! PhD student Lauren is reshaping the family tree of longhorn beetles

Why judging a book by its cover has led to a tangled family tree for the longhorn beetle.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.


News | 31 Mar 2020

Honeyeaters send lightning-fast warning signals

New Holland honeyeaters are experts at sounding the alarm when there’s danger.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

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