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17
Oct
2016
The opening ceremony for Professor Guillaume Tcherkez's exhibition 'Flora of the Paris basin' took place at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) on the evening of Friday 14 October.
17
Oct
2016
Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with drought compared with today’s plants.
11
Oct
2016
The Australian National University (ANU) has partnered with Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany) to deliver a dual PhD program aimed at crossing boundaries to fight malaria.
A bird’s eye view on magpie attacks
11
Oct
2016
Any cyclist with a passing familiarity with the science precinct at ANU would know about The Magpies of Linnaeus Way. They are so famous that they even get capital letters, as all celebrities should.
29
Sep
2016
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) are working with researchers in France to develop a new potential way to detect and monitor breast cancer that could involve a simple blood test.
22
Sep
2016
A partnership between a plant scientist and a teacher has resulted in a trip to the impoverished rural region of Maliana in East Timor
20
Sep
2016
The habitats of more than 90 per cent of Australia's gum tree species will on average halve in size, and 16 eucalypt species are likely to become extinct, over the next 70 years due to global warming, a new international study has found.
19
Sep
2016
Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.
19
Sep
2016
Lindell Bromham's recently published textbook on molecular evolution and phylogenetics has been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology's undergraduate textbook of the year award. The judges commented that "This is an accessible, well laid out textbook covering difficult subject matters.
14
Sep
2016
Plant-Microbe Interaction researchers from the Plant Sciences Division recently held a retreat at the ANU Kioloa campus (5th-8th September).
13
Sep
2016
It may not feel like it in Australia right now, but over the past year we’ve experienced the hottest global temperatures on instrumental record. This could spell bad news for Australia’s plants.
08
Sep
2016
Professor Howard Bradbury followed in his father’s footsteps, when he decided to study science. “Dad was a chemist and he used to keep telling me stories about it all the time.
06
Sep
2016
Did you miss the inaugural RSB public forum? Click here to listen
Let's make konzo disappear
06
Sep
2016
There is a crippling disease slowly spreading through central and east Africa. It's called konzo and it attacks mainly young women and children, quite suddenly, causing irreversible paralysis of the legs.
01
Sep
2016
A new joint initiative between The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC) will open a new career door for health students.
30
Aug
2016
New research has resolved a mystery over why female fiddler crabs visit and leave many males during mating season, and found the females aren’t just being picky.
Estee Tee, ANU Open Day People's Choice Runner Up
29
Aug
2016
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for higher degree research students. Students talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide.
29
Jul
2016
ANU and the CSIRO have opened a new collaborative research centre to focus on environment, agriculture and global food supplies.
Malaria is transmitted via mosquitoes.
27
Jul
2016
One of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly disease.
19
Jul
2016
International research led by ANU has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.

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