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19
Sep
2019
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have shown how Australian wheat crops would cope if a destructive disease that’s yet to hit our shores ever made it into the country.
12
Sep
2019
Professor Barry Pogson, from the ANU Research School of Biology, was awarded $2.9 million to create higher-yielding and more resilient 'smart plants' for good and bad seasons.
06
Aug
2019
A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown the impact phosphate mining is having on our coral reefs. The study looked at coral reefs around Christmas Island, where there’s been extensive phosphate mining for around 100 years.
01
Aug
2019
New research from Australia and Finland could help explain one of nature's strangest quirks - why some animals forego mating to help other animals procreate. The study challenges decades-old ideas about evolution, and why animals behave as they do.
23
Jul
2019
A recent study found that juvenile blue-tongue lizards have adult-like learning ability which might give them the edge they need to survive all by themselves.
25
Jun
2019
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has been honoured with a tapestry representing his life's work, including his Kyoto Prize, unveiled at University House.
11
Jun
2019
Professor Geoff McFadden, whose research has led to a paradigm shift in understanding the malaria parasite, has been awarded the Ralph Slatyer Medal for outstanding biological research for 2019.
20
May
2019
A region's climate has a greater impact than landscape on how many languages are spoken there, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.
2019 ANU Federal Election Conversation Series - Food security
14
May
2019
Professor Owen Atkin and Professor Robert Furbank from RSB analyse the ongoing issues around food security and the policy direction needed to ensure Australia's ongoing prosperity.
14
May
2019
Lead researcher Dr Megan Head says her study shows sexually transmitted diseases can act as a mediator for sexual conflict, which occurs when the evolutionary interests of males and females don't align.
11
Apr
2019
Compounds ANU, a library of compounds managed by RSC, is now available to biological and medical researchers across ANU.
08
Apr
2019
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.
Working on Country winning photograph, by the Djelk Ranger group from Maningrida: indigenous.gov.au
13
Mar
2019
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.
05
Mar
2019
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. 
Advanced Field Studies in Functional Ecology
04
Mar
2019
ANU biology students spent time in Singapore and Malaysia recently, on a field trip for the advanced studies in functional ecology course.
04
Mar
2019
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.
The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology
14
Feb
2019
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.
29
Jan
2019
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.
Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields
24
Jan
2019
A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, builds the carbon-capturing engines called carboxysomes in a protein liquid droplet formation.
Meet the Superstars of STEM
13
Dec
2018
RSB Research Fellow Jennie Mallela has been selected to participate in the 2019/2020 Superstars of STEM program.

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