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Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

Science

New manufacturing centre to boost medicines export

A new world-class medicines manufacturing centre in Melbourne will provide a major boost in the export of medicines manufactured in Victoria.

Medicine & health
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Enzyme behind immune cell response revealed

Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body.

Medicine & health

Parents want more life skills to be taught in school

Parents want teachers to do more when it comes to teaching their children about social and life skills inside the classroom, according to a new report.

Learning & teaching
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Monash to become Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable energy powered university

By the year 2030 Monash University expects all of the energy used on its campuses will be clean and renewable.

University news
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The common and simple liverwort provides new insights into plant evolution

For most people, the simple liverwort, a moss-like shrub, is a common garden pest. But for Professor John Bowman from the Monash School of Biological Sciences, the liverwort could hold the key to how plants evolved.

Science
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Scientists look for a new culprit for decreasing turtle birth rates

A 20-year study on the hatchling habits of the leatherback turtle has concluded with a call for further research after scientists were unable to attribute dwindling numbers to climate change.

Science
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New research calls for support for children bereaved by fatal intimate partner violence

Confronting research about children exposed to domestic homicide has been released by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC).

Research