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Paul Cooper Ice Bucket Challenge
01
Sep
2014
Helping to raise funds for charity or medical research is not new to Dr Cooper, but he said it is not usually so public.
Dr Kastoori Hingorani (L) and Professor Ron Pace. Image Stuart Hay, ANU
21
Aug
2014
“Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely,” said Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis in the ANU Research School of Biology.
CuckooInTree_1600_credit_John_Grant.jpg
13
Aug
2014
Australian native cuckoos are engaged in an arms race, competing with each other to take over other species’ nests.
ARC logo
31
Jul
2014
Two RSB members have been awarded Future Fellowships: Ajay Narendra and Guillaume Tcherkez.
PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU
29
Jul
2014
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.
George Olah and Scarlet Macaw
15
Jul
2014
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.
Susanne von Caemmerer receiving the Charles F. Kettering Award
12
Jul
2014
The Charles F. Kettering Award recognises excellence in photosynthesis research.
New insights into pain relief
04
Jul
2014
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.
The Robertson Building (no. 46)
19
Jun
2014
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.
Eucalyptus sapling
12
Jun
2014
Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the eucalypt for the first time, revealing how the Australian icon became the world’s favourite hardwood.
Field experiments in the Australian Alps
10
Jun
2014
A new field course will be offered in December 2015, 'Field Studies in Functional Ecology'.
Conference attendees on the last day. Photo: Anne-Sophie Dielen
09
Jun
2014
An expedition composed of 21 RSB Plant Sciences researchers, including lab leaders, postdocs, students and research officers, attended the 2014 Gordon Research Conference 'CO2 assimilation in plan
Possum in a trap. Image credit: Sam Banks
26
May
2014
A new study of the way bacteria spread amongst possums could shed light on the spread of human epidemics. Scientists from The Australian National University studied E. coli in mountain brushtail possums, and found that the bacteria were transmitted in surprising patterns.
Professor Kiaran Kirk
30
Apr
2014
Professor Kiaran Kirk has been appointed as the Dean of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.
Wheat growing in the RSB CEF. Image: Belinda Pratten, FreeSwimmers
28
Apr
2014
Peter Solomon was awarded a grant in May 2014 from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to undertake viral-induced gene silencing in wheat.
Mosquito
15
Apr
2014
An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently.
The Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science
26
Mar
2014
Hanna Kokko and Craig Moritz from RSB's Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
Ladina Ribi
14
Mar
2014
Ladina Ribi has spent a lifetime looking at ants and insects, and believes drawings of the tiny creatures are better than photographs at showing microscopic details.
Superb Fairy-wrens. Image courtesy John Young
05
Mar
2014
A new study overturns long-held theories that bird song is an exclusively male trait.
Two splice variants of the Ncaph2 gene Source: Bioinformatics, Wilson et. al.
28
Feb
2014
For more than a decade, the complete human and mouse genomes have been sequenced and catalogued in databases for anyone to search through.

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