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L-R: Alanna-Maree Kontaxis, Gabriella Longano, Jasmine Nguyen (Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics), Matthew Narayan and Emily Fuller. Absent - Isaac Chizik

Monash students get career head start with GlaxoSmithKline internships

Six students majoring in pharmacology – five of whom are third-year Bachelor of Science students - have been offered positions in an industry-based learning (IBL) program with global healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Science

What gravitational waves can teach us about the universe

Dr Eric Thrane and Dr Paul Lasky

Two collapsed stars collide in a galaxy 130 million light years away. The explosion caused a wobble in space-time called a gravitational wave that travelled across the universe, and was recorded by three supersensitive gravitational-wave observatories on Earth.

Features and Opinion

Bacterial viruses found to interact with human cells, study finds

International research co-authored by a Monash biologist has shown for the first time that bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) directly interact with the cells of the human body.

Biology

Liquid salts may fuel the future – and save our reefs

When Monash chemistry Professor Doug MacFarlane was a PhD student at Purdue University in Indiana, he worked on “liquid salts” for use in preserving living tissue – including human kidneys and marine corals. Fast-forward 30 years and marine biologists are now freezing hundreds of species of corals threatened by global warming in these salts, which are also known as ionic liquids.

Features and Opinion
Sexual selection of birds was further  examined in Darwin's, Descent of Man

Celebrating the discovery of evolution

This November marks the 158th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species.

Features and Opinion
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