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Discover how science research at ANU is shaping our future.

‘Smart plants’ and water use research win ARC Fellowships

Professor Barry Pogson, from the Research School of Biology, was awarded $2.9 million to create higher-yielding and more resilient 'smart plants'.

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20 Nov 2017

Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving ANU and international collaborators has found plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected.

16 Nov 2017

ANU scientist wins major fellowship to design new immunotherapies

A medical researcher from ANU has received a $1.225 million fellowship from the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation.

10 Nov 2017

Crested pigeons use mystery feather to signal danger

Scientist have solved the mystery of how crested pigeons create an alarm without using their voice to prompt other birds to flee danger.

7 Nov 2017

Window on Indigenous health limited by gaps in data

Major gaps in data are impeding the ability of Indigenous communities to gain a clear picture of their health and access to services.

3 Nov 2017

ANU helps discover a new species of orangutan

ANU has played a leading role in the discovery of a new species of orangutan, the Tapanuli orangutan.

2 Nov 2017

Aussie snakes and lizards trace back to Asia 30 million years ago

A new study led by ANU has helped explain how our snakes and lizards descended from creatures that have emigrated from Asia over the past 30 million years.

31 Oct 2017

Age-friendly workplaces could make people healthier in later life

Australians could have longer careers and be healthier in later life if workplaces were more age-friendly and promoted healthy lifestyles to their employees.

30 Oct 2017

Most ‘staph’ infections resistant to antibiotics occur in the community

The proportion of ‘staph’ infections resistant to antibiotics has increased in Australia since 2000, with most cases now occurring in the community.

27 Oct 2017

New study maps priority areas around world to protect mammals

A new study led by ANU has mapped priority areas around the world to protect thousands of mammal species.

11 Oct 2017

Science boosts skills of young people with intellectual disabilities

A new science program for people with intellectual disabilities has delivered great educational, social and economic benefits to students.