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Breakthrough research sheds light on rapid emergence of new species

New international research led by Monash University scientists has changed our understanding of the evolutionary processes that can lead to the rapid emergence of new species.

Biology 27 August, 2020
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Cardiovascular disease researchers consider leaving sector, survey warns

Research by Monash University and the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance has painted a concerning outlook for the sector with many scientists considering leaving due to lack of job and financial security.

Biology 19 August, 2020
bushfire affected land

Monash researcher awarded $255,000 to assess impacts of bushfire on biodiversity

The recent bushfires that swept across South Eastern Australia were unprecedented in scale and intensity.

Biology 23 July, 2020
Two hundred years of human activity on the Antarctic continent

Antarctica more widely impacted than previously thought

Antarctica is considered one of the Earth’s largest, most pristine remaining wildernesses. Yet since its formal discovery 200 years ago, the continent has seen accelerating and potentially impactful human activity.

Biology 16 July, 2020
penguins

Learning about penguin’s diet may save marine life, study finds

The waters of south-eastern Australia are a climate change hotspot, warming at four times the global average. Understanding how to future proof the prey of little penguins in these challenging conditions is essential for their long-term survival

Biology 7 July, 2020
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Understanding sea larvae is key to managing marine systems

An international study led by Monash University scientists has found that the distance travelled by marine larvae is dictated by both biological and physical constraints – contradicting previous hypotheses based on biology or physics alone.<

Biology 7 July, 2020
Prostate-Cancer

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
seal

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