Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear

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

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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

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

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

Unlocking the genetic code of the eucalypt

Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the eucalypt for the first time, revealing how the Australian icon became the world’s favourite hardwood.

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Eucalyptus sapling

New beginnings

Researchers from RSB and CSIRO Plant Industry, have taken a second look at where we begin to read genes, leading to the discovery of more than 2,000 new human and mouse proteins.

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New Academy of Science Fellows

Hanna Kokko and Craig Moritz from RSB's Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

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The Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science

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News

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Scientists investigating the herpes virus have been surprised to find an...
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2014
Susanne von Caemmerer was awarded the prestigious Charles F. Kettering Award by...
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Scientists from the Research School of Biology have opened the door to a new...
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Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the eucalypt for the first time,...
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A new field course will be offered in December 2015, 'Field Studies in...

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Abstract Insects, one of the most important groups of organisms, live in a...
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Further seminar details to follow. Read more about Michael Jennings.

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