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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
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.

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