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Fungal-molecule-Coprogen

Discovery of how molecular ‘piracy’ works provides new strategies to combat bacterial infection

New research from Monash University explains the molecular mechanisms that allow bacteria to engage in ‘molecular piracy’, stealing iron atoms from their fungal competitors.

Biology 5 April, 2019
Researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

Toxic for most, an energy source for others – researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

A trans-Tasman research team led by Monash biologists has shown that dominant bacteria within extreme environments prolong their survival by breaking down the components of air.

Biology 5 April, 2019
Excellence in Research for Australia

Monash Science achieves outstanding results in latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings

Monash Science has performed above the international standard in the latest round of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, released today by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Science 27 March, 2019
a mice and an elephant

Of mice and elephants, Monash scientists shed new insights into physiological evolution

It is a question that scientists have been trying to resolve for centuries, but might it be due to evolutionary chance?

Biology 19 March, 2019
beaches clean our oceans

World-first research shows how beaches clean our oceans

They are invisible to the human eye, but they are there – millions of microbes in our beaches, breaking down the rubbish in our waters.

Science 12 March, 2019
Tropical butterfly

Scientists develop new framework for global species monitoring

An international study involving a Monash biologist has outlined a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and trends of species worldwide. This finding comes after a multi-year

Biology 12 March, 2019
breaking down glass to make it stronger

A structural issue: breaking down glass to make it stronger

For most of us, a glass of water doesn’t appear to be an unfathomable mystery, but for Monash materials scientist Amelia Liu, it represents one of the “grand challenges” of physics.

Physics and Astronomy 9 March, 2019
understand prime numbers

Monash physicists find that waves can help us better understand prime numbers

Is there a relationship between seemingly random prime numbers and the physical world?
A study published today by Monash physicists in Physical Review Letters<

Physics and Astronomy 8 March, 2019
Phase contrast upping the ante on conventional X-ray imaging

Phase contrast upping the ante on conventional X-ray imaging

Dr Kaye Morgan hopes that the X-ray technique she’s working on will allow her to take snapshots of the airways and air sacs in the lungs in real-time. This will help doctors and researchers detect problems earlier,

Physics and Astronomy 6 March, 2019