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A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.Read more about Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event
Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.Read more about Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment
Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.Read more about $35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure
A new three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University’s Roseworthy campus will train ‘paraveterinary’ health care specialists.Read more about New ‘vet tech’ degree to target emerging skills gap
Animal scientists have found the genetics of a cow strongly influence the composition of their gut and how much methane they produce.Read more about Moo-ve over methane... Scientists show we can breed cattle that produce less gassy emissions
Chlamydia-free koalas from Kangaroo Island may be needed to help save declining populations in other parts of Australia.Read more about Disease-free locals 'koalafy' as population protectors
Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.Read more about New model suggests lost continents for early Earth
An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.Read more about An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
Researchers investigating the world’s exotic wildlife trade have made a startling discovery...Read more about What endangered creature are your cowboy boots made from?
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.Read more about New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island
Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.Read more about A shore future for our coastal vegetation
Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.Read more about the exotic pet trade producing invasive species
The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.Read more about New leader for School of Biological Sciences
Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.Read more about Higher biodiversity means healthier humans
A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers.Read more about Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells
Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.Read more about Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine
There's exciting science you can find in your glass, writes viticulture and oenology graduate Lieke van der Hulst.Read more about What you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'
Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease.Read more about Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease
The University of Adelaide-led world-leading facility that underpins innovative plant research in Australia has appointed its first Executive Director to drive future success.Read more about New director of world-leading plant research facility
Horses have a amazing ability to be able to sleep standing up. But they do also sleep lying down. If you’re a horse, you need to be able to do both.Read more about Why don’t horses sit or lie down even while sleeping?
South Australia’s multi-billion-dollar food industries will benefit from new scientific leadership in the state.Read more about New leadership for food sciences research
Scientists discover wild barley genes that could be used to improve drought tolerance in barley, the second most important cereal crop in Australia.Read more about Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars
Jasmin Martino investigates the use of ear stone chronologies for understanding long-term trends and drivers of growth in fisheries.Read more about Uncovering long-term growth histories in fishery species
The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.Read more about a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures & rising seas
The craft spirit scene in South Australia is booming. Here's how you can get involved in the art of spirit production and winemaking.Read more about How you can get involved in the South Australian gin spike
Researchers inspired by chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps.Read more about Who, where, when, why, wasp? New wasps named after biscuits & Doctor Who aliens
Scientists have uncovered how aquatic beetles breathe in underground water.Read more about Underground beetle breathing brainteaser solved
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