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Matt McCurry

Crocodiles and dolphins evolved similar skulls to catch the same prey: study finds

A new study involving biologists from Monash University Australia has found that despite their very different ancestors, dolphins and crocodiles evolved similarly-shaped skulls to feed on similar prey.

Science
Father and son

Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce: study finds

New research involving Monash University biologists has debunked the view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring. Instead, it found a father’s diet can affect their son’s ability to out-compete a rival's

Science
jean

Honorary doctorate conferred to ground-breaking biological scientist, Jean-Pierre Changeux

Jean-Pierre Changeux, one of the world’s most eminent biological scientists, will receive the highest accolade from Monash University, an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Laws; Honoris Causa).

Medicine & health
Fly

Lifespan doubly extended by combining two anti-ageing interventions: study finds

An international study involving a Monash University biologist has found that extra-long life can be achieved by combining a genetic manipulation that turns down insulin signalling with optimal diets.

Science
Damian Dowling and Florencia Camus

It's in our genes: why women outlive men

Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men. Published today in Current Biology, research led by Monash University describes...

Research
Damian Dowling and Florencia Camus

It's in our genes: why women outlive men

Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men. Published today in Current Biology, research led by Monash University describes...

Research
A male desert goby courting a female. Image courtesy: P. Andreas Svensson.

To flirt or not to flirt, that is the question

After studying male desert goby fish, a team of Monash researchers has suggested that male sexual behaviour is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring. In the underwater world...

A male desert goby courting a female. Image courtesy: P. Andreas Svensson.

To flirt or not to flirt, that is the question

After studying male desert goby fish, a team of Monash researchers has suggested that male sexual behaviour is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring. In the underwater world...