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Latest science news

Human epilepsy drugs alter signalling process in stressed plants

Human epilepsy drugs alter signalling process in stressed plants

Researchers have discovered that drugs used in the treatment of certain brain disorders such as epilepsy, also alter the signalling process in plants under stress.

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Emu DNA uncovers size secrets of our native bird

Genetics researchers from the Faculty of Sciences have discovered that the size of emus correlated to the size of the islands they inhabited.

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Evolutionary biologist Jenna Crowe-Riddell

Evolutionary biologist named Young Achiever Award finalist

Exploring the evolution of senses in sea snakes, evolutionary biologist Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a finalist in the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards.

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Graphene promotes more efficient fertilisers

Graphene promotes more efficient fertilisers

In a world-first, the use of the new advanced material 'graphene' as a fertiliser carrier means Faculty of Sciences’ researchers are creating fertilisers with lower environmental impacts and reduced costs for farmers.

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Grapes suffer internal oxygen shortage during ripening

Scientists have used a miniature oxygen measuring probe (pictured) for the first time in grapes, to discover how they ‘breathe’ and learn that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape.

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DNA mapping confirms there are three species of modern elephant

A team of international scientists involving the University of Adelaide have published the first map of the elephant family’s genomic history.

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Drone photo of #EpicDuckChallenge

#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

A few thousand rubber ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring.

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Image caption: Moa skull. Image courtesy Patrick Bürgler/Flickr.

Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.

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Viticulture and oenology student

New wine scholarships and prizes make 2018 a great vintage

Scholarships and prizes worth a total of $180,000 over the next three years are now available for students of grape growing and winemaking.

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New home for grapevine virus testing

Plant virus testing and elimination services formerly provided by Waite Diagnostics have been transferred to The Australian Wine Research Institute.

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