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Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica.

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures, combined with unusual wind patterns, contributed to the record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, according to new research published in the prestigious international science journal Nature Communications<

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 18 January, 2019
Dr Fernando Gordillo Altamirano

Doctor calls on medical profession to consider using phage therapy to tackle antibiotic resistance

Phage therapy – the therapeutic use of viruses that infect and kill bacteria - is proving to be more than just an alternative to antibiotics.

Biology 17 January, 2019
View of the double star system and surrounding disc.

Double star solar system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

New research involving a Monash University astronomer has found the first confirmed example of a double-star solar system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars.

Physics and Astronomy 15 January, 2019
Professor Bayden Wood, Co-Director Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy

New device that can rapidly diagnose disease could save lives

Scientists have developed a new device that can rapidly screen the blood in just minutes to detect a range of pathogens that cause disease, in a breakthrough that could fast-track the way disease or infection is diagnosed and treated.

Chemistry 14 January, 2019

Monash science researchers awarded over $1.2 million in NHMRC grants to improve health

Monash Science has received a major win in NHMRC funding with $1,203,306 allocated to research projects to help tackle antibiotic resistance, and learn more about the relationship between diet and cancer.

Research 13 December, 2018

Monash physicists discover critical new development with major implications for topological transistors

Over the last decade, there has been much excitement about topological insulators – new materials that conduct electricity only on their edges, recognised by the Nobel Prize in Physics only two years ago.

Physics and Astronomy 11 December, 2018
Graphic showing the masses of recently announced gravitational-wave detections and black holes and neutron stars.

Scientists detect new Gravitational Waves

An international team of scientists including researchers from Monash University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) has just released the latest results from the National Science

Physics and Astronomy 4 December, 2018

Monash Science researchers help relocate the endangered Malle emu-wren

The charismatic Mallee Emu-wren, once widespread in the Murray-Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria, has in recent decades, been restricted to a small network of Victorian reserves by a series of bushfires.

Biology 30 November, 2018

Congratulations to science researchers on outstanding ARC funding outcomes

Monash University was again the most successful institution in Victoria in Australian Research Council (ARC) grants announced yesterday with just over 17 per cent awarded to Faculty of Science researchers.

Research 28 November, 2018