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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.
Finding a cure for malaria
28
Nov
2018
Students from ANU and Humboldt University in Berlin talk about the International Research Training Group 'Crossing Boundaries: Molecular interactions in malaria', while on a retreat at the ANU Kioloa campus.  Related links
Fighting the malaria scourge
27
Nov
2018
In this video Dr Alex Maier talks about how a collaboration between ANU and Humboldt University is investigating new interdisciplinary approaches to eradicating the scourge of Malaria.
13
Nov
2018
Australia is known for its weird and wonderful wildlife, from frill-neck lizards to sugar gliders and kangaroos.
02
Oct
2018
An international research team has found they can increase corn productivity by targeting the enzyme in charge of capturing CO2 from the atmosphere.
04
Sep
2018
Scientists at ANU have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ANU VC Brian Schmidt at the opening
27
Aug
2018
The ANU and CSIRO will set up a new farming innovation centre at ANU to advance research, education and technology in farming and global food production, thanks to more than $1 million in new funding commitments.    
23
Aug
2018
They say leaders are born not made, but it seems the opposite is true for queen bees, according to a new study by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and Queen Mary University of London.
20
Aug
2018
For most of us, the body's deterioration is an unavoidable part of getting older. This age-related decline, known as "senescence", can occur subtly and slowly for some individuals, while for others it happens much faster.
06
Aug
2018
New research involving biologists from The Australian National University (ANU) shows that some birds are just as skilled as humans at eavesdropping.
31
Jul
2018
RSB and Fenner came together on a sunny and mild winter day this month to celebrate the opening of our Aboriginal Resource Garden and the refurbished RN Robertson building.
10
Jul
2018
Within two days of Josh Penalba submitting his PhD, the Biology graduate started working in a lab at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
10
Jul
2018
A passion for the business side of science has helped John Rivers land his dream job, just weeks after finishing his PhD.
02
Jul
2018
Unusual portraits of RSB members Marilyn Ball and Jack Egerton are part of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, entitled 'So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian History'.
07
Jun
2018
A study led by ANU has discovered how a mother knows her chicks and can spot an imposter in her nest, even if it looks almost identical to her chicks.
Slatyer Medal presentation 2018 to Rana-Munn (right)
24
May
2018
Professor Rana Munns, an eminent Australian plant scientist who works on increased crop production on dry or saline soils has been awarded the Ralph Slatyer Medal for outstanding biological research for 2018.
21
May
2018
Researchers have a new understanding of the genetic makeup of a fungus that causes the disease Wheat Stripe Rust, one of the most destructive wheat diseases globally costing $1 billion annually.

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