Australian National University


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Australian National University,

located in Canberra and state-sponsored, founded 1946 as Australia's only completely research-oriented university. Originally limited to graduate studies, it expanded in 1960, merging with Canberra University College (est. 1929). In 1992 it combined with the Canberra Institute of the Arts and began offering degrees in art and music. The university is particularly known for its Institute of Advanced Studies, which includes 10 specialized scientific research schools, and has law and medical schools. It boasts one of the largest libraries in Australia.
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Diana Young, Research Fellow, Centre for Cross-cultural Research, Australian National University
As such, it adds to evidence in support of the hygiene hypothesis, which holds that early, frequent exposure to infectious agents prepares the immune system to fight off diseases rather than to turn against a person's own tissues, as occurs in autoimmune diseases, say Anne-Louise Ponsonby of Australian National University in Canberra and her colleagues.
Altman, Francis Morphy and Timothy Rowse (eds) Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, Canberra (CAEPR Research Monograph 14) [introduction and 16 papers by various authors], 1999, 202pp, $20 plus postage and handling; available from CAEPR: publications.caepr@anu.edu.au
Senden of the Australian National University in Canberra, coleader of the work.
The findings show that people inhabited central Europe's Alpine valleys at the time of the Iceman's demise, say Wolfgang Muller of Australian National University in Canberra and his colleagues.
"It seems premature to rule out the use of natural rafts of vegetation in colonization [of Flores]," remarks archaeologist Matthew Spriggs of Australian National University in Canberra.

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