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20 Oct 2017

Putting cancer on trial

Dr Aude Fahrer's 'wake-up call' to the immune system could fight many types of cancer.

4 Sep 2017

Chemistry with real life implications: now, that’s dope

ANU Associate Professor Malcolm McLeod is creating new chemical methods for detecting doping, leading to a clean-up in the greyhound industry of steroid abuse.

10 Aug 2017

A study of the human heart

Walking along the shelves, Professor Jane Dahlstrom indicates a spleen, preserved in fluid and encased in perspex, and says, “Yes, I remember that patient.”

18 Jul 2017

A drop in the ocean: Dr Mallela’s mission to protect the reefs

“It’s absolutely shocking to dive on a reef that you know well, and see it turn white in the space of a week.It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life."

16 Jun 2017

ANU scientist Graham Farquhar first Australian to win Kyoto Prize

ANU scientist Graham Farquhar first Australian to win Kyoto Prize

10 May 2017

When neurons go wrong

Dr Nathalie Dehorter is finding ways to fix neuronal impairment, a common problem in development disorders like Parkinson's Disease and autism.

26 Oct 2016

Tony Ayers Prize awarded to Professor Robyn Lucas

Professor Robyn Lucas has been awarded the 2016 John James Foundation Tony Ayers Prize for Excellence in Translational Medicine.

24 Sep 2016

Prejudice: My brain made me do it?

An experiment using artificial intelligence has allowed social psychologists to uncover the all-too-human side of a racist robot.

24 Sep 2016

A day job under the sea

Dr Christopher Fulton sometimes spends six to eight hours a day underwater, assessing how plants and animals in the ocean respond to environmental shifts such as climate change.

22 Sep 2016

Science communication: It makes you think, even if it's WTF

There aren’t many science careers that let you research pretty much whatever you want, wherever you want. Welcome to the life of a science communicator. It’s a tough job, but Dr Will Grant just has to do it.