• The atlas of cancer

    Nerissa Hannink     |      February 10, 2020

    Scientists around the world have collaborated to create the most comprehensive map of whole cancer genomes to date, improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and how to treat it.

  • Lost in transit

    Nerissa Hannink     |      August 26, 2019

    Australian cities have seen a considerable increase in the work commute since 2002, but the 2019 HILDA survey suggests we have finally reached peak travel times.

  • Tackling the ‘toxic trio’ behind coeliac disease

    Nerissa Hannink     |      March 22, 2019

    The current treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten-free diet, but researchers want to ‘train’ the body to tolerate the toxic gluten protein as a new way to treat the disease.

  • Reconciling urbanisation and global food security

    Nerissa Hannink     |      March 14, 2019

    Changing our diets and food choices can have a knock-on effect on global supply and demand – even balancing the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security.

  • Studying the air in Antarctica

    Nerissa Hannink     |      January 28, 2019

    Antarctica’s pristine air and waters – and a unique shipboard laboratory – are helping researchers investigate the effects of climate change and pollution on the atmosphere.

  • Fighting the ‘white cancer’ threatening global food security

    Nerissa Hannink     |      July 21, 2018

    Researchers have made a ‘game changing’ shift in our understanding of how plants succumb to high levels of salt in agricultural soils.