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An artist’s impression of Eomonachus belegaerensis.

New fossil seal species rewrites history

An international team of biologists, led by Monash University, has discovered a new species of extinct monk seal from the Southern Hemisphere – describing it as the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution in 70 years.

Biology 11 November, 2020
The ethylene signalling pathway has been characterised in flowering plants

Common liverwort study has implications for crop manipulation

A new study on genetic pathways in the common liverwort could have future implications for crop manipulation.

Biology 27 October, 2020
Alexander

Monash study provides new hope for children suffering from rare muscle diseases

Stephen Greenspan and Laura Zah were devastated when they learned their son Alexander had a rare genetic mutation, which causes a deadly neuromuscular disease with no known treatment or cure.

Biology 9 October, 2020
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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
Associate-Professor-Francine-Marques

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
Marine-invertebrates

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