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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:
21
Sep
2009
Size may matter, Australian scientists have found. In possibly the first study of its kind, Australian National University biologists found that female mosquito fish prefer males with large genitals. Richard Macey, smh.com.au
21
Sep
2009
Mae Hingee and Rob Magrath's new paper ‘Flights of fear: a mechanical wing whistle sounds the alarm in a flocking bird’ (Proc. Roy. Soc. B.) has been the subject of a Nature ‘Research Highlight’ and will be featured in a Nature News and Views article in the next issue.
01
Sep
2009
When it comes to laying eggs, female reptiles can be remarkably communal, often laying their eggs in the nests of other females. A new study from Research School of Biology at ANU suggests that this behaviour is more common in reptiles than was previously thought.
Carbon nonotube
24
Aug
2009
A team of researchers from The Australian National University have discovered a way to remove salt from seawater using nanotubes made from boron and nitrogen atoms that will make the process up to five times faster.
20
Aug
2009
David Miller of James Cook University and Eldon Ball of ANU, the Research School of Biiology, are leading a project to sequence a coral genome using Illumina high throughput sequencing technology.
19
Aug
2009
Dr Conrad Hoskin, from the Research School of Biology, has won the Eureka Prize for Early Career Species Discovery, worth $10,000. His discovery of an unknown tree frog species shed new light on the relationship between hybridization and the evolution of new species.
Developing queen bee. Some uneaten royal jelly is left on the bottom of her cell.
14
Aug
2009
The Science Museum in London is redesigning its award winning biomedical gallery called ‘Who am I’ to include the latest discoveries in genomics and epigenomics.
31
Mar
2009
ANU has more women Fellows in the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) than any other institution after an eco-physiologist was elected to the ranks of the nation’s top scientists.
30
Mar
2009
Congratulations to Professor Marilyn Ball who has recently been elected to the Australian Academy of Science. Distinguished for her work on plant physiology: stress tolerance in plants and their ability to function in complex, highly variable environments.
18
Nov
2008
Australian researchers have launched the world's first detailed map of the kangaroo genome, completing the first phase of the kangaroo genomics project. “A good map is crucial for finding our way around a new genome,” said KanGO Director Professor Jenny Graves from ANU.
Hydroxyproline
06
Nov
2008
To find a cure for cancer, haemophilia and other diseases, researchers need to be looking for complex, interacting genetic factors, according to the authors of a new study.
29
Oct
2008
Congratulations to the following School of Biology members who have won ARC Discovery Grants to commence in 2009 with a combined value of over $4.2 million: Associate Professor Dean Price; Dr Spencer Whitney; Dr Ajay Narendra; Associate Professor Owen Atkin; Professor Rob Saint; Dr Paul W
29
Oct
2008
Congratulations to the following School of Biology members who have won NHMRC Project Grants to commence in 2009 with a combined value of over $1.8 million: Associate Professor Michael Ibbotson (x2); Professor Rob Saint; Professor Stephan Broer.
22
Sep
2008
In a new paper just published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Scott Keogh, Danielle Edwards and colleagues have described a newly discovered species of Fijian iguana, which they have named Brachy

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