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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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Scientists in the news this week: July 3, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New DNA test created to locate rare underwater animals

Scientists create new species-specific tests that can detect endangered and hard-to-find aquatic animals through the DNA they shed in the water.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 26, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Agtech innovation to be driven by new Riverland hub

A new ThincLab innovation hub is being established at Loxton in the Riverland to drive AgTech and food innovation and to assist regional entrepreneurs.

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Sciences Alumni Network launches inaugural mentoring program

Connecting early career scientists with more experienced graduates; your update from the Sciences Alumni Network.

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Precision watering for Riverland vineyards

A new approach to grape growing that takes the science of precision watering to a new level is underway in the Riverland region.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 19, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Frost forecast? Delay the spray, say weed scientists

Grain growers in the southern cropping region should avoid spraying annual ryegrass with clethodim herbicide when frost is forecast, say experts from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

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Stopping the spread of deadly bacteria

Vikrant Minhas and colleagues at the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases are leading new research into how bacteria cause disease.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 12, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Researchers provide support for growers eager to capture crop yield potential

Scientists have collated a new resource to improve the understanding of in-season nitrogen requirements of crops.

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Getting to the root of soil parasite infections in wheat

Using high-resolution 3D imaging, researchers have discovered how cereal cyst nematodes interfere with plant root development to hijack water and nutrient flow.

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How far away can dogs smell and hear?

How far away can dogs smell and hear? Animal behaviour expert Dr Susan Hazel has the answer.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 5, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Esteemed biologist to chair Environment Institute

The Environment Institute has appointed internationally acclaimed conservation biologist Professor Hugh Possingham as its new chair.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 29, 2020

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Evolution of colour vision in sea snakes

New research suggests sea snakes’ vision has been modifying genetically over millions of generations, enabling them to adapt to new environments and see prey – and predators – deep below the sea surface.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

Revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity resulting in human health benefits, researchers say.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 22, 2020

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Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia

Palaeontologists have found fossils of a huge extinct animals that answer, but also pose new questions in the megafauna extinction debate.

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Disposing bad habits: New research aims to improve household bin behaviour

Researchers set to learn more about household behaviours around food waste in order to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 15, 2020

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New research shows zoonotic virus prevalence in Adelaide's Grey-headed flying foxes

Scientists discover that the risk of lyssavirus transmission from South Australia's population of Grey-headed flying fox is lower than anticipated.

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Ancient DNA researchers surprised by genetic continuity of Andes civilisations

The first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America has uncovered some surprising results.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 8, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New 'Top Talent' appointment to elevate University's critical minerals research

The University of Adelaide has appointed Carl Spandler as Associate Professor of Critical Minerals, part of the Top Talent program to attract the world’s best minds to South Australia.

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Students develop taste to study winemaking online

University of Adelaide students of oenology and viticulture are blind tasting wines in the familiar surrounds of their homes as part of their online learning.

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Scientists discover proteins in rice vital for pollination

New research shows two proteins in rice involved in pollen aperture formation are essential in the successful pollination of flowering plants.

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