Monash scientists shed light on mystery protein linked to prostate cancer

One in six men in Australia are at risk of developing prostate cancer by the age of 85, according to the Cancer Council of Victoria.

Biology 6 May, 2020

Deadly seafood: fish use sharp barbs and spines to fight off hungry seals

Modern medical scanning reveals the steep price some marine mammals are willing to pay for food, after a stranded fur seal was discovered with more than a dozen facial wounds inflicted by its seafood prey.

Biology 4 May, 2020
reconstruction of Adalatherium

Palaeontologists find full fossil skeleton of bizarre mammal known as the ‘crazy beast from the south’

International research involving palaeontologists from Monash University has revealed for the first time the full fossil skeleton of an unprecedentedly bizarre mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs.

Biology 30 April, 2020

Esteemed Monash Scientist elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Professor Steven Chown, internationally renowned ecologist and biologist, from Monash University’s Faculty of Science has been elected as an Honorary International Member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Biology 28 April, 2020

Monash University to lead global collaboration to secure Antarctica’s future

The Federal Government has awarded $36 million to a Monash-led research program, Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF).

Biology 21 April, 2020

Report lifts lid on Australia's international bug superhighway

new report has identified an international ‘bug superhighway’ capable of carrying a large variety of environmentally

Biology 15 April, 2020
fish eggs

Global warming disrupts animal development, study finds

Future global warming could have major implications for animal population numbers with higher temperatures already affecting embryo development, scientists have warned.

Biology 3 March, 2020
Dr Francine Marques

Low fibre diet can cause high blood pressure, international study finds

An international study co-led by Monash scientists has confirmed for the first time that low fibre diets may lead to high blood pressure – the ‘silent disease’ which affects one third of Australian adults.

Biology 26 February, 2020

Sexual reproduction: sometimes it’s just not worth the effort, study finds

Why do most plants and animals engage in sexual reproduction?

Biology 11 February, 2020