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Facts & figures
Australian-first research has identified a disaster hotspot where many disadvantaged communities are located, indicating socio-economic status can determine whether hazards become disasters – but urban areas are not immune.
A unique analysis of the famous reef during rapid sea-level rise at the beginning of the Last Interglacial found it almost died. The PhD research shows the reef is resilient but questions remain about cumulative impacts.
Physical activity patterns of just one or two sessions a week may be enough to reduce deaths from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, regardless of adherence to exercise guidelines, new research reveals.
Cancer’s great advantage is that it can evade the immune system. Now, major advances in immunology mean that researchers could soon make immune cells target cancers cells, reducing the need for invasive and traumatic cancer treatments.
Our researchers drive positive change for the benefit of Australia and the global community. Below are just a few of the awards our researchers have won this year, showing a wide breadth of achievements that is a testament to our culture of excellence in research.
An international team has created a harder-than-diamond Lonsdaleite diamond – usually found at the site of meteoric impacts. Unlike cubic diamonds, the hexagonal creation is more likely to be used in manufacturing.
International experts have pinpointed how reforming the overuse and underuse of health and medical services around the world can improve health outcomes and stem spiralling costs of healthcare.
Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.
It’s our responsibility to conduct the very highest quality research possible, driven by a desire to understand and discover new knowledge about the most fundamental and challenging problems that exist in our disciplines.