Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear

Scientists researching the herpes virus have been surprised to find an ongoing conflict in the cells of sufferers, even when the virus is apparently dormant.

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PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU

Possum poo study sheds light on human epidemics

A new study of the way bacteria spread amongst possums could shed light on the spread of human epidemics.

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Possum in a trap. Image credit: Sam Banks

Two RSB Future Fellow Awards

Two RSB members have been awarded Future Fellowships: Ajay Narendra and Guillaume Tcherkez.

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Susanne von Caemmerer awarded the Charles F. Kettering Award

The Charles F. Kettering Award recognises excellence in photosynthesis research.

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Susanne von Caemmerer receiving the Charles F. Kettering Award

Using artificial nests to assist and study Macaw Parrots in lowland Peru

George Olah used forensic genetic techniques to learn about Peru's Macaw population, and the impact of a massive road project on breeding of these birds.

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George Olah and Scarlet Macaw

New insights into pain relief drugs

The precise knowledge of how the drug molecules attach to proteins in the nerve cell give a springboard for redesigning drugs without the side-effects that current drugs bring with them.

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New insights into pain relief

ANU Council approves new capital works

All of biology and virtually all of science at ANU will be housed in state-of-the-art lab and office space, following the renovation of the West and Central Wings of the Robertson Building in 2017.

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The Robertson Building (no. 46)

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News

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Jul
2014
Two RSB members have been awarded Future Fellowships: Ajay Narendra (Zeil Lab...
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Jul
2014
Scientists investigating the herpes virus have been surprised to find an...
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Jul
2014
When a massive road project connected the ports of Brazil to the shipping docks...
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Jul
2014
Susanne von Caemmerer was awarded the prestigious Charles F. Kettering Award by...
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Jul
2014
Scientists from the Research School of Biology have opened the door to a new...

Events

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Aug
2014
For most eukaryote species like our own, all pathways to evolutionary fitness...
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Aug
2014
The plant biodiversity stored in genebanks around the world may turn out...
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Aug
2014
Rust fungi are economically and environmentally damaging pathogens that infect...
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Sep
2014
Further seminar details to follow. Read more about Dr Colin Jackson.

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