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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.
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23
Nov
2010
Congratulations to the RSB awardees in the 2010 NHMRC project grant rounds.
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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.
Platypus chromosomes. Photo courtesy Jenny Graves
05
Nov
2010
Genome sequencing of Australia's platypus, an animal so unusual it was thought to be a hoax when sent to Europe in the 18th century, has moved the evolution of sex determination in humans forward more than 160 million years.
Developing bee larvae
03
Nov
2010
The nature-nurture debate is a “giant step” closer to being resolved after scientists studying bees documented how environmental inputs can modify our genetic hardware
14
Oct
2010
People whose vision is badly damaged by over-exposure to bright light may be able to restore their sight, according to research from The Australian National University.
06
Oct
2010
Researchers studying the eyes of Australian bull ants have found the first evidence of adaptation of visual structures within a single species to distinct light intensities. http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=4071
17
Sep
2010
Dr Rowena Martin of the ANU RSB received one of just two ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (2010).
15
Sep
2010
The human brain can see only up to three moving objects at a given instant, new research has found. http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=3651

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