Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

Scientists at ANU have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava.

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ANU to drive farming innovation with new centre

The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO will set up a new farming innovation centre at ANU to advance research, education and technology in farmin

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ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ANU VC Brian Schmidt at the opening

Honey bees unravel nature-nurture mysteries

They say leaders are born not made, but it seems the opposite is true for queen bees, according to a new study by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and Queen Mary University of London.

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Are our wild animals growing old gracefully?

For most of us, the body's deterioration is an unavoidable part of getting older.

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Eavesdropping fairy wrens learn by listening in

New research involving biologists from The Australian National University (ANU) shows that some birds are just as skilled as humans at eavesdropping.

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Official opening of RN Robertson building and Aboriginal Resource Garden

RSB and Fenner came together on a sunny and mild winter day this month to celebrate the opening of our Aboriginal Resource Garden and the refurbished RN Robertson building.

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When a passion for science means business

A passion for the business side of science has helped John Rivers land his dream job, just weeks after finishing his PhD.

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From Mexico to Canberra and then Stockholm

PhD graduate Regina Vega Trejo will continue her research into inbreeding when she takes up her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Stockholm

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2018
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have engineered tiny...
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Aug
2018
The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO will set up a new farming...
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2018
They say leaders are born not made, but it seems the opposite is true for queen...
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2018
For most of us, the body's deterioration is an unavoidable part of getting...
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2018
New research involving biologists from The Australian National University (ANU...

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2018
During the past several years, we have identified over two dozen plant SA-...
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During the past several years, we have identified over two dozen plant SA-...
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Understanding the factors influencing mutation can improve mutation detection...
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In recent years correlative microscopy, combining the power and advantages of...
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Having spent much of my working life studying sexual conflicts in animals,...

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