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Bee and red flower
24
Apr
2012
Recent research conducted at ANU sheds new light on the complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors which controls phenotypic polymorphism and behavioural plasticity.
Dr Gonzalo Estavillo (rear) and fellow researchers in the plant growth room. Photo by Tim Wetherell.
12
Jan
2012
Researchers from The Australian National University have discovered a new cellular communication process used by plants to respond to drought.
Andrew Kahn. Photo by Tegan Dolstra
11
Jan
2012
A good upbringing can make you more attractive to females – if you are a mosquitofish, that is.
Tammar Wallaby
10
Jan
2012
Researchers from The Australian National University have discovered that the male-specific Y-chromosome is shrinking – and it’s happening at different rates across species.
A student gets some hands-on experience in an ANU lab during the 2012 National Youth Science Forum. Photo by Geoff Burchfield
05
Jan
2012
Australia’s brightest young scientific minds have lit the Bunsen burner and flamed their passion for science at the 2012 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), which kicked off at ANU this week.
Headphones. Photo by jbelluch http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakescreations/
01
Dec
2011
The revival of a 150-year-old theory on how the human ear protects itself from damage caused by loud sounds could lead to better noise protection says a researcher from The Australian National University.
Sexual conflict in bank voles. Image credit: M. Mökkönen
22
Nov
2011
New research from The Australian National University has shown how genetic variation persists through generations, rather than being bred out in an evolution towards a ‘perfect type’.
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15
Nov
2011
ARC Future Fellowships
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03
Nov
2011
The Research School of Biology achieved a 52% success rate in the recently-announced ARC Discovery Grant round, as well as significant success in the ARC Linkage and LIEF Grant schemes. The following people were the recipients of grants to commence in 2012.
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03
Nov
2011
Two members of the Research School of Biology's Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry have been awarded NHMRC Project grants to commence in 2012. Professor Ted Maddess: "Novel functional testing for early diabetic retinopathy"
Robert Heinsohn with Eclectus parrot chicks (red female and green male)
24
Oct
2011
The mysterious behaviour of female Eclectus parrots killing their sons immediately after they hatch has been unravelled by a team of researchers from The Australian National University.
Microdot on a wasp
13
Oct
2011
New research by scientists at The Australian National University will see wasps being tracked in the same way as stolen cars – using specialist microdot technology.
Cophixalus kulakula. Photo by Kieran Aland
07
Oct
2011
ANU Media Release: New boulder frog discovered Friday 07 October 2011 Scientists have discovered two new species of boulder-dwelling frogs, hidden in remote areas of rainforest in north-east Queensland.
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23
Aug
2011
The following six people have recently been appointed to Academic positions in the Research School of Biology, and will join us in the New Year:
Trees in a Eucalyptus forest
27
Jul
2011
Professor Bill Foley discusses the mapping of Eucalyptus grandis with Phillip Adams from the ABC's Radio National.  Related links
Renee Catullo and frog
26
Jul
2011
A new miniature frog species or ‘toadlet’ has been discovered in the resource-rich Pilbara region of Western Australia, an area previously thought to support very few of the amphibians.
A worker bee and queen
21
Jul
2011
New research published today in Nature Communications online journal suggests that monogamy and close genetic relationships work together to enhance the cooperative social structure of insects such as bees, wasps and ants.
Gonzalo and students in a growth room. Photo by Tim Wetherell
14
Jul
2011
This annual award recognises excellence, innovation and contributions to teaching plant science at an undergraduate level, at an Australian intuition.
Arabidopsis with seed pods
06
Jul
2011
A second-year biology course is getting students to swap the microscope for the magnifying glass to crack the case of mysterious mutant plants.
Peter Solomon. Photo: Belinda Pratten
01
Jul
2011
Dr Peter Solomon is tackling two critical issues – how to ensure that we protect crops from disease and how to make sure the wine in your glass tastes better. Article from the ANU Reporter Winter 2011, by Tegan Dolstra.

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