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Monash scientists discover key to predicting fitness of birds

An international study led by Monash biologists has found that the length of a baby bird's telomeres, the DNA caps that protect chromosomes, can predict its future fitness.

Biology

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

Dr Fernando Gordillo Altamirano

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

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

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
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Common weed unlocks new clues to understanding adaptation

A study led by Monash University biologists using the invasive plant ‘annual ragweed’ has found that adaptation to new environments can occur rapidly and consistently.

Biology
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