‘Compounds ANU’ forges bonds between chemistry, biology and medical research

Compounds ANU, a library of compounds managed by RSC, is now available to biological and medical researchers across ANU.

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Owen Atkin announced 2019 Entrepreneurial Fellow

Plant biologist and Head of the Plant Sciences Division at the ANU Research School of Biology, Professor Owen Atkin, has been named the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Entrepreneurial Fellow for his work around entrepreneurial agri-technology.

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Indigenous knowledge & culture ANU/CDU exchange program

Would you like to learn more about Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge? Would you like to travel to northern Australia? The RSB is offering up to 8 travel grants to undertake an exchange program at Charles Darwin University in Darwin during July 2019.

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Working on Country winning photograph, by the Djelk Ranger group from Maningrida: indigenous.gov.au

How did plants conquer land?

An international study has found a drought alarm system that first appeared in freshwater algae may have enabled plants to move from water to land more than 450 million years ago – a big evolutionary step that led to the emergence of land animals, including humans. 

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Advanced studies in functional ecology

ANU biology students spent time in Singapore and Malaysia recently, on a field trip for the advanced studies in functional ecology course.

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Advanced Field Studies in Functional Ecology

Butterfly bonanza in Northern Australia signifies biodiversity hot spot

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered several new species of butterflies and moths in Northern Australia, identifying a conservation stronghold of national and international significance.

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The lizard and the egg: lizards break golden rule of biology

Researchers at the ANU Research School of Biology have made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards, and how they've managed to thrive in extreme conditions on one of the world's highest mountain ranges.

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The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology

Human mortality 'plateau' may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on December 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of the Research School of Biology, ANU. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.

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News

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2019
At the ANU Research School of Chemistry (RSC), Dr Lara...
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2019
Would you like to learn more about Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge...
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2019
An international study has found a drought alarm system that first appeared in...
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2019
ANU biology students spent time in Singapore and Malaysia recently, on a field...

Events

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2019
Many insects change colour during ontogeny and, in some, this can be explained...
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2019
Mountains harbour disproportionately high biodiversity, including rare and...
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2019
“I live off them, they live off me” – Parasites, Clowns and...

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