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Monash biologist awarded over $130,000 to investigate bacteriophage therapy

Research on bacteriophages has won Monash biologist Dr Jeremy J. Barr a Ramaciotti Award for Biomedical Research with a grant of $137,534.

Biology 2 November, 2018
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Antidepressants in waterways disturb fish behaviour, study finds

A new study led by Monash biologists has found that male fish exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine (commonly marketed as ProzacTM) are spending more time pursuing female fish for sex.

Biology 5 October, 2018
Hasselborough Bay, Macquarie Island

New findings a game changer for understanding the Antarctic’s islands

Monash researchers have delivered new findings that are a game changer for understanding the Antarctic's most biodiverse islands.

Biology 4 September, 2018

Chemical contaminants on wildlife deeper problem than previously thought

An international team of scientists led by Monash University has warned that the danger to wildlife through chemical pollution is a wider problem than previously thought as the effects of indirect contamination are not

Biology 23 August, 2018
First author Dr Sridevi Sureshkumar and lead author Associate Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian

Monash plant science discovery may unlock treatment strategies for genetic diseases in humans

Monash plant scientists have discovered a new molecular mechanism of gene regulation, which could have major implications for the development of treatment strategies for Friedreich’s ataxia – a debilitating genetic disorder that

Biology 27 July, 2018

Rare study of a common Australian robin has global implications for genome evolution and local climate adaptation

Research into how powerhouse genes evolve and form partnerships is critical for understanding how organisms adapt their metabolism to local climates, but rare.

Biology 10 July, 2018
Resident breeder male purple-crowned fairy-wren investigating a 3D-printed model representing a male intruder in nuptial plumage in his territory. Photo credit: Laurent Lermusiaux.

The power of purple – male birds use gaudy colours to warn and defeat rivals

Male purple-crowned fairy-wrens use their purple crowns to show off about their social status and strength, according to a new study by Monash biologists published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology.

Biology 26 June, 2018
Antarctic environments are changing quickly. How this continues is up to us, as the work in Nature demonstrates. Image Credit: S.L. Chown, Monash University.

Antarctica in 2070: What future will we choose?

Choices made in the next decade will have long-term consequences for Antarctica and the globe, according to research published today in Nature.

Biology 14 June, 2018
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New Monash study has implications for Senate Inquiry into Mitochondrial Donation

A study led by Monash biologists has found for the first time that some mutations in mitochondrial DNA – are ‘sexually antagonistic’, that is, good for one sex, but bad for the other.

Biology 23 May, 2018