Dr Matt Hall is interested in the differences between males and females. Why are some males of a species larger and stronger, while females are more hardy and long-lived? Why do they experience illness differently?
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the USA has awarded Associate Professor Robert Bryson-Richardson around AUD$340,000 over three years to examine treatments for myofibrillar myopathy – a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function.
An international study led by the Monash School of Biological Sciences has found that female fish are less interested in sex if they have been exposed to environmental contaminants associated with livestock production.