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ALTC 2011 award, with Adrienne Nicotra, Gonzalo Estavillo, Beth Beckmann, Kiaran Kirk, Ulrike Mathesius, Aidan Byrne, Christopher Fulton
01
Jul
2011
Two ANU staff and one teaching team from the College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment have been recognised in the 2011 Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
The larger bronze-cuckoo has tricked the smaller bird into believing it is its chick. Photo by Daniel Koh
01
Jul
2011
Australian cuckoos are taking new evolutionary steps to ensure maximum chance of survival. By Lucy Wedlock
Steaks grilling
16
Jun
2011
Adjusting the intake of high protein foods like meat, eggs and milk products could determine whether you become a rugby player or marathon runner and may help you lose weight, according to new research published this month in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Wrens mobbing a cuckoo.  Photo: William Feeney
13
Jun
2011
Australian superb fairy-wrens learn how to recognise threats to their species through social learning. Research from the ANU has found the first direct evidence that naïve hosts learn from their acquaintances to identify enemies such as brood parasites.
Worker bee on lavender
19
May
2011
Bees remember landmarks and read information from the sky to find their way home from an amazing 11 kilometres away and over several days’ travel, a new study from The Australian National University shows.
Purple-crowned fairy-wren. Image credit: Michelle Hall/Australian Wildlife Conservancy
02
May
2011
The baffling question of why some animals help raise offspring which aren't their own is closer to being answered, thanks to new research from The Australian National University.
IR vision therapy on a rat
27
Apr
2011
Prospects for recovery of lost vision have brightened with the release of new scientific findings showing that the use of gentle near infra-red light can reverse damage caused by exposure to bright light, up to a month after treatment.
Female fiddler crabs
15
Apr
2011
A study from The Australian National University has revealed for the first time how an animal sees and responds to predatory attacks in its natural environment.
A healthy (left) and diseased (right) macula
09
Feb
2011
A trigger for the most common form of vision loss and blindness in Australia has been discovered thanks to research conducted with help from Australian eye donors.
Scrub wren. Photo by Ben Pitcher
09
Feb
2011
Babies crying with hunger may attract annoyed looks from bystanders, but in the bird world noisily crying nestlings are likely to pay the ultimate price, according to the authors of a new study from The Australian National University.
The chick of a fairy wren and of a cuckoo
13
Jan
2011
Australian cuckoo birds have taken a new evolutionary step - mimicking the colour of their host young to avoid certain death, according to a study by researchers from The Australian National University.
The UNA sculpture and the Sciences Teaching building
11
Jan
2011
Congratulations to the following members of the Research School of Biology, who have been promoted in the 2010 round: To level E: Lindell Bromham (EEG) To level D: Adrienne Nicotra (EEG)
UNA sculpure and the Sciences Teaching building
11
Jan
2011
At graduation ceremony held on December 10, 2010, five of the year’s RSB Honours cohort were awarded University Medals. The recipients were:
Teaching aid - blindness glasses. Photo credit Sharyn Wragg
05
Jan
2011
Gaining an insight into the implications of vision loss may now be as simple as donning a pair of ‘vision goggles’, thanks to a creative new teaching aid.
Ustilago infected corn (Corn smut) Photo (c)Jan-Schirawski.
10
Dec
2010
A genome-level study of two closely-related infectious fungi, that can affect maize crops, is offering scientists new ways of understanding how to breed more disease-resistant crop plants.
The desert-dwelling dunnart. Photo by Alan Couch / dnatheist, flickr.
09
Dec
2010
Humans are not the only mammal to have good colour vision, according to scientists – in fact, another mammal may be seeing things beyond our own capacity.
Frank Fenner
06
Dec
2010
Tributes to Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner AC continue to come in from politicians, members of the public, the science community and from around ANU. Professor Fenner passed away on Monday.
ARC logo
23
Nov
2010
Congratulations to the RSB awardees in the 2010 NHMRC project grant rounds.
ARC logo
23
Nov
2010
ARC Future Fellowships Dr Lucas A Cernusak (Plant Sciences) Reading the isotopic archive: carbon and oxygen stable isotope ratios as recorders of plant physiological processes
Great tits. Photo by Shirley Clarke
12
Nov
2010
DNA mutation rates are the deciding factor in the battle of the birds, which sees songbird species disproportionately outnumbering other bird orders, according to research from The Australian National University.

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