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27
Aug
2010
Rowena Martin, BSB, has been awarded the Eureka Prize for Early Career Research for her work on the mechanism by which mutations in a particular protein gives rise to the phenomenon of chloroqu
25
Aug
2010
An ANU resarcher has won her second major award in as many weeks with the announcement of the L’Oréal Australia for Women in Science Fellowships for 2010.
23
Jul
2010
Rowena Martin from the RSB Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry is a finalist in the Eureka Prize category for Early Career Research. Rowena’s nomination is based on her work on understanding the mechanism of drug resistance in the malaria parasite.
02
Jun
2010
By Anna Salleh for ABC Science Online. Male fiddler crabs spy on their competitors to work out when a potential female mate is around, Australian researchers have found. Their findings are reported today in Biology Letters.
04
May
2010
Tom Bennett has received top marks in studies of evolution and advanced genetics at ANU, and has already been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US, which is no mean feat for an honours student.
03
May
2010
Tanya Detto, Michael Jennions and Patricial Blackell's paper "When and why do territorial coalitions occur? Experimental evidence from a fiddler crab" was featured in Nature highlights.
09
Mar
2010
The first set of Tasmanian Devils’ genetic sequencing has revealed the origin of the unique transmissible cancer now devastating the devil population, offering hope that the rapid decline in devil numbers can be arrested and giving scientists new insights for cancer research.
09
Mar
2010
Bull ants wait for twilight before they start foraging for food, instead of just relying on their body clocks or the temperature, according to a study from The Australian National University.
22
Feb
2010
An abundance of food and lack of predators following the extinction of dinosaurs saw previously flighted birds fatten up and become flightless, according to new research from The Australian National University.
22
Feb
2010
A pioneer in the study of marsupial genomics and a humanitarian who has worked with agencies like the Red Cross received honours on Australia Day 2010. Professor Jenny Graves
19
Feb
2010
A lost desert ant will use the distance of its foraging excursion to work out a sophisticated search pattern to get home safely, according to new research from The Australian National University.
15
Jan
2010
A new genetic map of parasitic wasp species could open up avenues for insect pest control and reduce reliance on chemical pesticides. http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=1882
18
Dec
2009
Congratulations to the following members of RSB for winning 2009 Joint College Awards for Excellence in Education: Chris Fulton for Individual Award for Teaching Excellence David Tscharke for Individual Award for Teaching Excellence
Fiddler crab, Uca coarctata
04
Nov
2009
Male Fiddler Crabs will quite happily protect a female neighbour, but do so partly in exchange for sex, according to a new study from The Australian National University.
02
Nov
2009
Dr Michael Roderick, a science researcher from the ANU Research School of Biology and the Research School of Earth Sciences, was awarded the 2009 Australasian Science Prize for climate change research into water evaporation rates in Australia and around the world.
02
Nov
2009
An international group of plant scientists, led by Dr Gonzalo Estavillo and Professor Barry Pogson  have discovered a subtle mutation in Arabidopsis which may have important and far reaching implications for establishing drought resistance throughout the
29
Oct
2009
Dr Gwen Allison and colleagues in the Medical School have won an ALTC award for “Programs that Enhance Learning” for the Medical School Research Projects Initiative.
25
Sep
2009
The discovery of exactly how the malaria parasite resists the effects of the drug chloroquine could lead to a resurgence in the use of this one-time ‘wonder drug’ to combat the global malaria problem.
22
Sep
2009
Only 30 million years ago Australian and New Guinean echidnas had an amphibious, platypus-like ancestor, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Lead author was Dr Matt Phillips of the ANU Research School of Biology.
21
Sep
2009
The Research School of Biology has enjoyed spectacular success in the inaugural ARC Future Fellowship round. Five of the twenty-one Fellowships awarded to ANU were from the Research School of Biological Sciences:

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