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Do fungicides in the vineyard affect wine quality?

Vineyard spraying Adelaide Hills

How does a crucial viticultural practice that occurs throughout the growing season, affect wine quality? Wine researcher Natalia Caliani wants to know.

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Researchers discover a new approach to breaking bacterial antibiotic resistance and rescue frontline drug treatments

Uni of Adelaide researcher Erin Brazel in lab

In a world first, scientists have discovered how to repurpose a molecule called PBT2 – originally developed as a potential treatment for disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases – to break bacterial resistance to commonly used frontline antibiotics.

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Is energy the key to Alzheimer’s disease?

Brain

A team of researchers at the University of Adelaide has found a link between the way that cells produce energy for brain function and the mutated genes found in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Climate change: Ancient DNA study provides clues to the disappearance of lions and bears

Grizzly bear from Pixabay

New research suggests a change in climate is the likely cause of the mysterious disappearance of ancient lions and bears from parts of North America for a thousand years or more prior to the last Ice Age.

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$10 million boost for University of Adelaide research

North Terrace campus aerial photo

New Australian Research Council funding paves the way for further discoveries.

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Ocean acidification and warming disrupts fish shoals

Caesio teres in Fiji by Nick Hobgood. Creative Commons

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that the way fish interact in groups is being upset by ocean acidification and global warming.

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Science awards celebrate 2021 academic, student and staff success

Three staff members were recognised for exceptional performance in 2021.  Kiralee Vincent – the faculty's Senior Academic Support Officer based at Roseworthy campus. Dr Maïlys Stirling, the faculty’s Research Technical Services Manager. Lisa Laws, the Business Manager of the School of Physical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences.

The recent Faculty of Sciences’ awards showcase celebrated research, teaching, leadership, professional staff and student success.

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Marathon experiment reveals quirks of quarks

Professor Anthony Thomas

University of Adelaide experts, who are part of the international community of researchers investigating the fundamental physical properties of atoms, may have come across a new paradigm for the way atomic nuclei are built.

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New inexpensive method to detect lime in soil

PhD student Ruby Hume’s research is also investigating in-field spectral assessment of soils using infrared spectroscopy technology.

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise.

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Why backyard farming is the type of dirty work you want to be involved in

Veggie garden by Chanda Johnson on Pixabay

Is urban agriculture just a nice idea, or a plausible reality? Cosmos Magazine chats to Isobel Hume, Dr Matthias Salomon and Professor Tim Cavagnaro.

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