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Tiny birds cry wolf to scare predators
03
Jun
2015
The brown thornbill mimics the hawk warning call of a variety of birds to scare off predators threatening its nest. This deception is captured in the short video 'Birds cry wolf to scare predators'.
Kneeling hammer orchid. Credit: Ryan Phillips
03
Jun
2015
The study investigated Western Australian populations of a rare orchid, and discovered that one population attracted a novel, common species of wasp pollinator in addition to a known rare wasp species.
Damien Esquerre, PhD Student and Steven Holland, Visiting RSB artist.
03
Jun
2015
Steven Holland is an artist visiting the Research School of Biology from the College of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Art.
Ladina Ribi's drawing of a bullant.
20
May
2015
The common ant is something that insect illustrator Ladina Ribi loves to draw. During her career, she has drawn wasps and bees but has most recently focused on the tiny six-legged creature, creating about 20 drawings to be used for teaching purposes at the ANU Research School of Biology.
Image: Sohal Parvez Haque, Flickr.
15
May
2015
Australian researchers have discovered a link between protein intake and improved control of blood glucose in mice, opening the way for potential new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans.
abstract image of journal article with male and female symbols
09
May
2015
A peer reviewer suggested that two female researchers find “one or two male biologists” to co-author a manuscript they had written and submitted to PLoS ONE.
Image Keith Ewing on flickr.com
27
Apr
2015
Norman Wathmann has called for the United Nations to guarantee free and open access to plant DNA sequences to enable scientists to continue work to sustainably intensify world food production.
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar,  2015 Carnegie Centenary Professorship recipient
24
Apr
2015
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has won a Carnegie Trust Centenary Professorship for 2015.
Dr Megan Head in her evolutionary biology lab at the Research School of Biology. Image, Regina Vega-Trejo
18
Mar
2015
A new study has found some scientists are unknowingly tweaking experiments and analysis methods to increase their chances of getting results that are easily published.
Maxim Kapralov (L) and Spencer Whitney. Image: Charles Tambiah / ARC-CoETP
03
Mar
2015
“The enzyme Rubisco has baffled scientists for over 50 years, as it is thousands of times less efficient at its job than most other enzymes,” said Dr Spencer Whitney.
UNA-RSB
02
Feb
2015
Congratulations to the six RSB members who have been promoted to Level E Professor as of 1 January 2015.
Student Olympiad, at RSB 2015
02
Feb
2015
The Research School of Biology hosted the National Biology Olympiad Summer School for 23 talented high-school students in January.
New Group Leaders Denisse Leyton and Guillaume Tcherkez
02
Feb
2015
The Research School of Biology welcomes two new Group Leaders, Denisse Leyton and Guillaume Tcherkez.
'Concepts in Parasitology' student
18
Dec
2014
The future of parasite research in Australia will be in safe hands as 16 young Australian scientists converged for an intensive 2-week workshop with world-leading biologists to study worms, protozoans, ticks, fleas, lice and more.
Prize winners of the 2014 RSB Student conference and the academic representatives of the three graduate study fields
04
Dec
2014
Congratulations to all 91 students who presented at the 2014 RSB student conference. The short-format talks once again provided a highly engaging showcase of the diverse and high calibre research being undertaken within the School.
Natalie Spillman. Image credit Alex Maier
02
Dec
2014
Scientists have released details of a raft of new chemicals with potent anti-malarial properties which could open the way to new drugs to fight the disease.
Wheat against the sky. Image by Jeff Wilson
01
Dec
2014
John Evans (the Head of the Division of Plant Sciences, and a Cheif Investigator of the CoE Centre for Translational Photosynthesis) was interviewed by Cameron Wilson from the ABC's Bush Telegraph, on photosynthesis research,
Farquhar Macfarlane Burnet Award AAS
24
Nov
2014
Professor Graham Farquhar has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science's highest award in the biological sciences.
17
Nov
2014
Congratulations to the following who received promotions in the current round.
ARC logo
17
Nov
2014
The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships. Congratulations to all successful applicants.

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