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Monash Science researchers help relocate the endangered Malle emu-wren

The charismatic Mallee Emu-wren, once widespread in the Murray-Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria, has in recent decades, been restricted to a small network of Victorian reserves by a series of bushfires.

Biology 30 November, 2018

Common weed unlocks new clues to understanding adaptation

A study led by Monash University biologists using the invasive plant ‘annual ragweed’ has found that adaptation to new environments can occur rapidly and consistently.

Biology 28 November, 2018

Reef fish on a narrow diet evolve faster, study finds

Reef fish evolve faster and have greater genetic diversity when they have less food to choose from, according to researchers from Monash University and the USA.

Biology 27 November, 2018
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Monash biologist awarded over $130,000 to investigate bacteriophage therapy

Research on bacteriophages has won Monash biologist Dr Jeremy J. Barr a Ramaciotti Award for Biomedical Research with a grant of $137,534.

Biology 2 November, 2018
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Antidepressants in waterways disturb fish behaviour, study finds

A new study led by Monash biologists has found that male fish exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine (commonly marketed as ProzacTM) are spending more time pursuing female fish for sex.

Biology 5 October, 2018
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New findings a game changer for understanding the Antarctic’s islands

Monash researchers have delivered new findings that are a game changer for understanding the Antarctic's most biodiverse islands.

Biology 4 September, 2018

Chemical contaminants on wildlife deeper problem than previously thought

An international team of scientists led by Monash University has warned that the danger to wildlife through chemical pollution is a wider problem than previously thought as the effects of indirect contamination are not

Biology 23 August, 2018
First author Dr Sridevi Sureshkumar and lead author Associate Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian

Monash plant science discovery may unlock treatment strategies for genetic diseases in humans

Monash plant scientists have discovered a new molecular mechanism of gene regulation, which could have major implications for the development of treatment strategies for Friedreich’s ataxia – a debilitating genetic disorder that

Biology 27 July, 2018

Rare study of a common Australian robin has global implications for genome evolution and local climate adaptation

Research into how powerhouse genes evolve and form partnerships is critical for understanding how organisms adapt their metabolism to local climates, but rare.

Biology 10 July, 2018