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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

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

Hasselborough Bay, Macquarie Island

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

Biology

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 being factored into the issue.

Biology

Six Monash Science researchers become ARC Future Fellows

Science researchers have won almost half of the ARC Future Fellowships awarded to Monash University – an outstanding achievement for the Faculty of Science, which has propelled the University into first place nationally in the list of Future Fellows announced yesterday.

Science
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 causes damage to the nervous system.

Biology
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