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The trouble with being a handsome bird

Male birds often use brightly coloured plumage to be attractive to females. However, such eye-catching trimmings may also attract unwanted attention from predators. Now, a new study led by Monash University has found that showy males indeed perceive

Science

Unique program gives Monash and Warwick students a global edge

A recent visit to Monash University by Dr Sophie Reissner-Roubicek, funded through the Monash Warwick Alliance (MWA) Visiting Educators Scheme, enabled the demonstration of new student-centred resources linked to the existing MWA Intercultural

University news
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Trials show unique stem cells a potential asthma treatment

A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.

Medicine & health

Monash establishes world-first research centre zeroing in on financial markets

Monash University has established a new Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies, after signing an historic collaboration agreement with French banking group BNP Paribas S.A.

Science

Monash plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released the first comprehensive international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics.

Medicine & health
finial

$2 million Isotopia lab to provide new insights about the Earth

Monash University is set to play a leading role in geochemistry research following the opening of a new $2 million world-class research facility.

Science

Census 2016 shows Australia’s changing religious profile, with more ‘nones’ than Catholics

Every five years the census asks Australians: “What is your religion?”. Ten tick-box responses are provided, along with the option to write in some other response.

Arts & culture
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‘Natural’ contraceptive methods on the rise in Australia

Although most people in Australia use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy, many use less effective contraceptive methods and few use long-acting reversible methods such as IUDs and implants.

Medicine & health