Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a public university located in the Australian capital, Canberra. Established by a Federal Act of Parliament in 1946, it is the nation's seventh-oldest university and the only Australian public university to be established by the Commonwealth, as opposed to a State or Territory, legislature. Centered at the Acton, Canberra campus, the university comprises seven teaching and research colleges, three focused postgraduate research centres and three non-tertiary educational entities, and hosts the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the National Computational Infrastructure facility. In 2011 ANU was separately ranked 26th and 38th among the world's universities and 1st and 2nd among Australian universities by the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, respectively.

Address
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Website
http://www.anu.edu.au/
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Psychology & Psychiatry

Focus on mental health during COVID-19

2020 is turning out to be a bummer—and acknowledging this fact is A-OK. That's a recommendation from Dr. Amy Dawel, a clinical and cognitive psychologist in the Research School of Psychology at ANU.

Health

E-cigarettes 'gateway' to smoking for non-smokers

Using e-cigarettes triples the chance of a non-smoker taking up cigarettes and there is "insufficient" evidence that they help smokers quit, according to a new report submitted to the Government.

Vaccination

Australians say health workers should get COVID jab first

Australians say frontline healthcare workers and aged and disability carers should be the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood test finds undetected COVID-19 cases

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new blood test capturing previous exposure to COVID-19. Initial results suggest many more people have been exposed to the virus in Australia than have ...

Vaccination

Holding out for a vaccine

A big talking point this past week was the temporary suspension of the Oxford vaccine, one of the most promising under development, due to a potential adverse reaction. This was a real blow to some people who were basing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Worry increases, distancing decreases with COVID second wave

Victoria's COVID-19 second-wave outbreak and related lockdown has seen a spike in anxiety and worry among Australians everywhere, but particularly in Victoria, new data from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, experts warn

Experts in infectious disease and population health are increasingly concerned by the possibility of environmental transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus via airborne particles that may potentially travel significant distances ...

Genetics

Genetic finding sheds new light on child murder case

Researchers have found a new gene mutation that leads to sudden infant death, which could unlock the case of Kathleen Folbigg—who is over halfway through a 30-year prison sentence for the murder and manslaughter of her ...

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