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A researcher holds up a large pretzel in one hand and a 3D molecule model in the other. He is smiling at the camera. Behind him is the Research School of Chemistry building.

Researchers cook up new recipe for Pretzel-shaped peptides

Researchers from ANU have developed a new way to synthesise bicyclic peptides, with major implications for future research into drug treatments for a range of diseases including cancer, viruses and bacterial infections.

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A researcher holds binoculars while looking across a field. A lake is visible in the background.
Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
  • Media release

The team behind a powerful tool that helps farmers identify management actions that could support threatened birds on their properties is in the running for Australia's top science prizes.

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A flooded house, from outside. Only the roof is visible above the water.
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Australians are reeling from climate change impacts including more frequent and severe disasters – floods, droughts, searing heat and fires. These complex disasters are fuelling calls for managed retreats and debates about buying out at-risk properties.

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PENGUINS. As far as the eye can see.
Friday, 22 Jul 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Imagine this fictitious scenario. The federal environment minister announces government approval for a large-scale penguin farm near Alice Springs.

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People sitting on some rocks by the water side at dusk. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background.
Thursday, 21 Jul 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Natural ecosystems are already struggling from land clearing, intensive agriculture, soil degradation and poor water management. Climate changes and related sea level rise are making this worse. It’s a mistake to think this won’t affect us.

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A tiny brown mouse-like marsupial in some leaf litter.
Thursday, 14 Jul 2022
  • Media release

Scientists have tracked down and named a rare population of the White-footed Dunnart - a nocturnal native marsupial - in Queensland's wet tropics.

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A little grey-white bird in a tree
Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022
  • Media release

Mistletoe plants suffered widespread die-off during the recent 2019-20 drought, and it spells bad news for Australia's woodland birds.

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Wide river pictured at dusk with silhouetted trees and orange sunset in the background.
Monday, 23 May 2022
  • News

ANU researchers will help develop a more productive, resilient and sustainable Murray-Darling Basin as part of a new partnership worth $156.5 million.

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Three farm workers in Zimbabwe pictured in an agricultural landscape with irrigation pipes.
Friday, 20 May 2022
  • News

An innovative project involving researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) that is helping farming communities in Africa thrive has been recognised for its success.

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Two smiling men wearing business attire
Monday, 09 May 2022
  • Career story

Good friends Rahul Ravindranathan and Aniruddha Deshpande didn’t know one another until they found themselves on the same journey from India to Canberra to study a Master of Energy Change at ANU.

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