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Blue-lined wrasse. Photo credit: Sally Pollack (creative commons license, http://eol.org/data_objects/11751640).
15
Jan
2013
Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
Rice plant
12
Dec
2012
Plant scientists at the Research School of Biology (RSB), part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, have been awarded up to $7 million to add their scientific expertise to a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.
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23
Nov
2012
Staff of RSB have been awarded eleven ARC Discovery Grants, two LIEF (Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities) grants and four DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Fellowships. The details of the grants are shown below, with RSB staff in bold.  
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23
Nov
2012
A number of RSB staff have ben awarded NHMRC Project Grants and Rowena Martin has been awarded four-year Fellowship to commence in 2013. RSB staff are designated in bold. Project Grants  
Rice
15
Nov
2012
Researchers from the ANU Research School of Biology (RSB) and CSIRO have been given $400,000 and $600,000, respectively, for a collaborative project to improve rice and tackle the impending food crisis.
The Endangered 'Coastal Plains Skink'. Photo by Brad Maryan.
08
Nov
2012
A team of scientists from The Australian National University has discovered a new species of lizard hidden among the sand dunes of Western Australia’s coastline. However, mankind’s encounter with this new species may be short-lived.
Ralph Owen Slatyer
20
Aug
2012
Professor Ralph Slatyer AC, who has died aged 83, will be long remembered not only as one of Australia’s most distinguished scientists but for his commitment to ecologically sustainable utilization of the natural environment and his determination to ensure Australian science should be as good as
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
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