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Gut Health

Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

One hundred million micro-organisms live within our gut, influencing our metabolism, our immune system and possibly even our mental health.

Biology 19 August, 2019
Purple-crowned fairy

Purple-crowned fairy-wren favours rain for breeding, study confirms

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that rainfall can influence the breeding cycle of the iconic Purple-crowned fairy-wren.

Biology 13 August, 2019
Helmeted Honeyeater

Repairing harmful effects of inbreeding could save the iconic Helmeted Honeyeater, study finds

Habitat destruction results in wildlife populations that are small, made up of relatives, and have low genetic variation.

Biology 2 August, 2019
Dr Francine Marques

Award-winning Monash researcher named a finalist in the prestigious Eureka Prize

An internationally renowned Monash researcher, whose work could change the way high blood pressure is treated, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Biology 31 July, 2019
Mycobacteria

New study reveals how TB bacteria may survive in human tissues

Carbon monoxide is an infamous and silent killer that can cause death in minutes. But while it is deadly for us, some microorganisms actually thrive on it, by using this gas as an energy source.

Biology 30 July, 2019
high blood pressure

Award-winning Monash researcher to investigate the relationship between food and high blood pressure

An internationally renowned Monash researcher who just been recognised by the American Heart Association with a prestigious award could change the way high blood pressure is treated.

Biology 5 July, 2019
Farm Sheeps

International research alliance discovers new strategies to reduce global agricultural methane emissions

An international research collaboration has made an important discovery in the quest to help lower global agricultural methane emissions.

Biology 27 June, 2019
Great Barrier Reef

Biodiversity is under increased threat as legal protection is removed from nature reserves

An international study involving Monash University scientists has revealed extensive removal of legal protection for conservation reserves, at a time when the preservation of these areas is more important than ever to biodiversity conservation. Biology 31 May, 2019

Dr Kathryn Hodgins

Prestigious international grant awarded to Monash university researcher

A Monash researcher has received a highly competitive and prestigious international grant to study the genetic basis of behaviour.

Biology 29 April, 2019