Lyndal Byford

LYNDAL BYFORD is Director of News and Partnerships at the Australian Science Media Centre.

  • Is ‘high-functioning autism’ misleading?

    Researchers suggest it’s time to found a more accurate description.

    High-functioning autism is a term used for people with autism spectrum disorder without an intellectual disability, b...

    June 28, 2019
  • Common gut virus linked to coeliac disease

    Possible link between childhood illness and autoimmune disease.

    A group of common intestinal viruses may be a trigger for coeliac disease in children who have a genetic predispositi...

    February 17, 2019
  • How kangaroos evolved with a quick jump

    Roos' teeth tell the story of changing diet that drove evolution.

    The iconic Aussie kangaroo evolved rapidly and much later than we thought, around 3 million years ago, in response to...

    October 5, 2018

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