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Phages are viruses, but they cannot harm humans - they only kill bacteria

Monash University leads breakthrough against antibiotic-resistance

A major risk of being hospitalised is catching a bacterial infection.


New study shows Charles Darwin was right about why insects are losing the ability to fly

A flightless moth

Most insects can fly.

Yet scores of species have lost that extraordinary ability, particularly on islands.

On the small islands that lie halfway between Antarctica and continents like Australia, almost all the insects have done so.


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 1 January 1970

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 1 January 1970

World first study shows that some microorganisms can bend the rules of evolution

The dominant thinking in evolution focuses on inheritance between parent and offspring – or ‘vertical gene transfer (VGT)’.

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