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New horizons: what can a biologist bring to the study of language endangerment?

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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An elder points to a carved tree trunk in a paddock, while a group of small children look on

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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Media release | 7 Apr 2022

Plastic chomping company takes out top sustainability award

An ANU-backed start up that is turning the tide on the wave of plastic pollution flooding our planet has taken out a top prize in one of Australia’s major sustainability awards.

Close up of hand holding the heavy metal element bismuth, showing a crystal structure and iridescent surface.

Research story | 18 Feb 2022

Could the next generation of drugs have a heavy metal core?

If you find yourself at a barbecue with Dr Christoph Nitsche, you must ask him about heavy metal. No, not the head banging type of heavy metal; the type on the periodic table. It has an amazing range of potential uses, from fighting cancer to antibiotics.

Career story | 17 Nov 2021

Changing the steaks: how 'alternative fats' are shaping the future of food

This cellular agriculture start-up hopes to add a tasty new animal-free ingredient to the menu.

A researcher in a lab with a plastic bottle.

Media release, News | 21 Sep 2021

Start-up to tackle plastic crisis with "infinite recycling"

A new Australian enviro-tech start-up backed by ANU will "infinitely" recycle plastic to help solve the global plastic pollution crisis.

Professor Yun Liu, Professor Sharon Friel and Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths.

Media release, Research story | 8 Jul 2021

ANU researchers win nation’s most prestigious funding award

Galaxies, building health equity and “crystal chemistry” is the focus of three major research projects at The Australian National University (ANU) receiving more than $9.7 million in Government funding.

Dr Lara Malins in chemistry laboratory.

Research story | 3 May 2021

Fighting antibiotic resistance takes guts

As a kid, Dr Lara Malins loved playing with Lego. Now she is using those same skills to build new drug leads in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Professor Yun Liu in chemistry laboratory.

News | 23 Apr 2021

Cash flow to help push clean hydrogen energy solutions

Researchers and industry experts are closer to safely storing and transporting vast quantities of hydrogen, with the cleaner technology offering a potential replacement for fossil fuels and a possible new export industry for Australia.

Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

News | 23 Oct 2020

Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Associate Professor O'Mara is using Australia's most powerful supercomputer to see how the coronavirus exploits receptors to invade our cells.

News | 17 Aug 2020

Supercomputer simulation could show us how to stop COVID

In the battle against COVID-19 you need as many weapons as possible in your armoury.

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.

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