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New discovery challenges long-held evolutionary theory

Monash scientists involved in one of the world’s longest evolution experiments have debunked an established theory with a study that provides a ‘high-resolution’ view of the molecular details of adaptation.

Science

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.

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Partnership promotes new treatments for men’s reproductive health disorders

A visit to Monash University has highlighted how academic partnerships between countries can create innovation with global benefits.

Medicine & health
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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.

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New Peruvian whale fossil discovery sheds light on whale lineages

A new study led by a Monash biologist has provided fresh information on the origin of one of the major baleen whale lineages, which helps to connect living whales with their deep evolutionary past.

Science

New research on whales’ teeth shows they were ferocious predators

International research involving Monash biologists has provided new insights into how the feeding habits of the whale – the biggest animal – have evolved.

Science
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Discovery of why emus are grounded takes flight

Researchers from Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute have helped solve the mystery of how emus became flightless, identifying a gene involved in the development and evolution of bird wings.

Medicine & health

Monash Earth Scientists involved in discovery of a new mineral

In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry.

Science