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Alex Maier - the battle to beat the malaria parasite
13
Aug
2012
Alex Maier discusses the global battle to beat the malaria parasite, which still kills almost a million people each year.
Allison Shaw
02
Aug
2012
Researchers from RSB created a mathematical model to test the ‘leaky pipe’ of academia, and determine what level of female academic representation we should expect to see.
Building 134 Linnaeus (c)Dianna Snape
12
Jul
2012
Two new ANU buildings reached lofty heights in the 2012 Master Builders and Boral Excellence in Building Awards earlier this month. The biosciences Linnaeus Building, which houses both office space and state-of-the-art laboratories, was awarded 2012 Project of the Year.
Rice
30
Jun
2012
The International C4 Rice Consortium has completed its first three years of research, the outcomes of which Professor Susanne von Caemmerer, a member of The Consortium and RSB’s
The male lyrebird imitates about 20 to 25 species of birds during the breeding season. Photo by Alex Maisey.
22
Jun
2012
The lyrebird is the reigning king of karaoke in the animal world, with not even the birds being mimicked always able to tell the difference between the lyrebirds and the real thing, researchers at The Australian National University have discovered.
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.
UNA-RSB
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

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