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New discovery shows how living longer can be achieved without eating less

Monash scientists have provided new insights into the role of protein and cholesterol in diet which may have implications for ageing.


Monash University leads breakthrough against antibiotic-resistance

Phages are viruses, but they cannot harm humans - they only kill bacteria

A major risk of being hospitalised is catching a bacterial infection.


Keeping up appearances: male fairy-wrens show looks can be deceiving

In many animals, female preference for males with the most elaborate appearance is an important factor in the evolution of bright and dramatic colours.

Biology 1 January 1970

New study shows Charles Darwin was right about why insects are losing the ability to fly

Most insects can fly.

Yet scores of species have lost that extraordinary ability, particularly on islands.

On the small islands that lie halfway between Antarctica and continents like Australia, almost all the insects have done so.

An artist’s impression of Eomonachus belegaerensis.

New fossil seal species rewrites history

An international team of biologists, led by Monash University, has discovered a new species of extinct monk seal from the Southern Hemisphere – describing it as the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution in 70 years.

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