Disrupting erythrocyte signalling lipids during Plasmodium falciparum infection

Erythrocytes are storage reservoirs for epoxide-containing signalling lipids.

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How queen bees control the princesses

Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters the DNA of their daughters and keeps them as sterile and industrious workers, scientists have found.

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City bird, country bird: The effects of urban noise on wildlife

Over the past decade, numerous studies have observed changes in bird vocalizations – especially song - in urban habitats.

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How anti-evolution bills evolve

An evolutionary biologist has analysed political opposition to evolution and found it has evolved.

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Future Fellowships awarded to ANU big thinkers

The Australian National University (ANU) has secured five prestigious Future Fellowships, two of which have been awarded to researchers in the Research School...

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ANU Future- Fllows 2015

Farmer wants a future: meet an ANU student who wants to grow enough food for the world

Genetic modification can be a prickly subject to raise at the dinner table, but not if you are Hannah Osborn.

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Helen Osbourne

Efforts to 'turbocharge' rice enter new phase

A research and development project to supercharge rice production has received funding for a third phase.

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Robert Furbank and Susanne von Caemmerer

'Plumbing' failure kills tallest rainforest trees

Vulnerability to internal plumbing failure puts the tallest trees in rainforests at increased risk of death during drought, a study in the Amazon forests in

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Panels and dead tree Cax drought plot

The Research School of Biology is devoted to the study of biological processes in plants, animals and humans. It is home to over 60 academics and their research groups (Labs), which for purposes of research support and administration are subdivided into three Divisions: Plant SciencesEvolution, Ecology and Genetics, and Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry.

The Research School of Biology supports academic groups with significant facilities and infrastructure, such as plant growth facilities, green houses, animal housing and a pool of large equipment. The School has a Mass Spectrometry Facility for metabolomics and proteomics and together with CSIRO Pant Industry houses the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.

The Divisions and each of the infrastructure areas are supported by teams of professional staff. RSB academics participate in three ARC Centres of Excellence and are supported by grants from large variety of sources.

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