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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
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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
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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
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Monash scientists rescue endangered birds from fire

In a dramatic rescue operation, Monash scientists together with Zoos Victoria, Parks Victoria, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are moving the endangered Eastern Bristlebird to safety as fires continue to

Biology 5 February, 2020
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Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate

Marine mammals like whales and seals usually communicate vocally using calls and whistles.

Biology 3 February, 2020
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Monash Science awarded almost $3 million in latest round of NHMRC funding

The Monash Faculty of Science has been awarded almost $3 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announced at the weekend.

Science 9 December, 2019
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First action plan in 25 years aims to save Australia’s snakes and lizards from extinction

The status of Australian snakes and lizards has deteriorated significantly over the past two decades, with the number of species assessed as threatened nearly doubling from 1993 to 2017.

Biology 2 December, 2019

Monash science researchers awarded just over $2 million in funding as part of ARC DECRA scheme

Monash science researchers have received just over $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for five projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Science 18 November, 2019
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Antidepressant pollutants in waterways are destroying the social dynamics of fish, study finds

The Monash scientists who found that pharmaceutical pollutants in waterways altered reproductive behaviour, anxiety levels, activity, and antipredator responses of fish have now discovered for the first time that such toxicity is also having a

Biology 13 November, 2019