Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australian’s nuclear science and technical expertise. ANSTO, an Australian Government funded organisation, operates much of Australia’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors, OPAL. ANSTO operates a comprehensive suite of neutron beam instruments within the Bragg Institute, the Australian Synchroton, the National Imaging Facility Research Cyclotron and the Centre for Accelerator Science. Nuclear science and technology is used to improve health outcomes, increase understanding of the environment and support innovation in industry.


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Health informatics

Using the power of artificial intelligence to detect disease

A large international collaboration, led by A/Prof Xiu Ying Wang and Prof Manuel Graeber of the University of Sydney, has developed an innovative, advanced artificial intelligence (AI) application, PathoFusion, that could ...

Medical research

Researchers produce potential true theranostic agent for cancer

The therapeutic radioisotope scandium-47 has been produced for the first time in Australia by the Biosciences radioisotope development team, Dr. Paul Pellegrini, Leena Hogan and Attila Stopic, supported by Mike Izard and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Potential new treatments and tools for understanding depression

ANSTO Human Health researchers have co-led an international team investigating new treatments for depression. This research, recently published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, by a large team co led by Dr ...

Medical research

Nuclear techniques reveal longevity of kidney stones

Nuclear research has provided new information about the longevity of kidney stones, one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, affecting 1 in 10 Australian men and 1 in 35 Australian women during their lifetime.