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ACT breast cancer study finds survival rates improve

A long-term study into breast cancer treatment in the ACT and surrounding region has found significant improvements in survival rates over a 20-year study period.

This adorable mouse was considered extinct for over 100 years — until we found it hiding in plain sight

One rodent species, Gould’s mouse (Pseudomys gouldii), is set to be crossed off Australia’s extinct species list.

New indoor sport arena headlines UC Sport Strategy

A state-of-the-art indoor sport facility as part of UC Sports Hub 2 heads up the University of Canberra’s new Sport Strategy.

ANU-led night-vision breakthrough makes the invisible visible

The new prototype tech, based on nanoscale crystals, could be used for defence as well as day-to-day uses, making it safer to drive or walk home after dark.

New MAVIS space telescope to trump Hubble

ANU scientists will help construct one of the world’s most powerful ground-based telescopes that promises to see further and clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope and unlock mysteries of the early Universe.

Research shows high-tempo tunes inspire team success

Australian Catholic University research has found - for the first time in team sport - that high-tempo music can influence footballers’ mindsets to unlock sporting success.

More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health

More sleep could offset children’s excess indulgence over school holidays as new research from the University of South Australia shows the same health benefits may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise.

New project supports middle-aged ACT women to avoid risky alcohol use

A project to discourage “risky levels” of drinking amongst middle-aged ACT women launches this week, using an online tool to intervene.

Fatal flaw in parasite’s armour could be used to treat malaria

Researchers from ANU have exposed a fatal flaw in the deadly parasite that causes malaria which could potentially be used to treat one of the world’s biggest killers.

Bee stings cause most venom-related hospitalisations

More than a quarter of 3,500 hospitalisations due to contact with a venomous animal or plant in Australia in 2017-18 were caused by bee stings.

Male lyrebirds use clever mimicry to lure females

Male lyrebirds use clever mimicry to increase their chances of sexual success, according to a new study involving researchers from The Australian National University.

Experts and insecure workers speak out against Fair Work Amendment Bill

Canberran researchers, students and unions warn the proposed changes will cause an increase in casual employment and erode workers' rights.

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