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Antarctic

Monash discovery triples critically endangered plant population

A new population of a critically endangered plant species has been discovered on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, tripling the previously known population to some 1500 plants.

Science
Wolbachia

A$7 million awarded to Eliminate Dengue Program to combat mosquito-borne viruses

The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University has received AUD$7 million from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to continue development of its unique defence against mosquito-borne viruses.

Research
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
certificate

Prestigious global financial award for Monash University

At a ceremony at London’s Guildhall this week, Monash University has received international recognition for becoming the first university in the world to raise funds by issuing a climate bond.

Business
Genetic data

Scientists unlock genetic data to create diets that could be used in the fight against obesity

International research involving a Monash University biologist could be used in the fight against obesity with the discovery that a genome can determine an ideal diet balance with higher satiety value.

Science
No roads

Scientists a step closer to fighting malaria with world-first diagnostic tool

Monash University scientists Associate Professor Bayden Wood and Dr David Perez-Guaita will venture into remote rural areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in coming weeks to test a revolutionary new diagnostic tool in the fight against malaria.

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-comp

Science
Wolbachia was transferred from the fruit fly to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by microinjection at Monash University

Eliminate Dengue global program expands to partner with India

The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University, announced today a new project in India to combat dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases using the program’s innovative, self-sustaining Wolbachia method.

Science