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Participants wanted for Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting

Wine tasting at Waite campus winery

Scientists are investigating the sensory attributes driving the typicity of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon wines - and they need your help!

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Sciences home to some of the world’s most influential researchers

Human epilepsy drugs alter signalling process in stressed plants

Our scientists named among the world's most highly cited researchers for 2019.

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A collapsing star in a distant galaxy fired out some of the most energetic gamma rays ever seen

HESS telescopes in Namibia are on the alert for high-energy gamma rays. HESS Collaboration / Clementina Medina

New research shows we still have much to learn about gamma-ray bursts; but gives us confidence that our methods to detect them are improving.

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Scientists discover enzyme structure: potential to manipulate wine acidity

Researchers and students wine tasting at Waite campus

Scientists have uncovered the structure of a grape enzyme that could lead to the manipulation of wine acidity without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Scientists suggest living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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Why do trees lose their leaves?

winter deciduousness - Nicholas A. Tonelli (CC BY 2.0)

Professor Andrew Lowe says it all comes down to water.

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Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety

Naturally-diverse airborne environmental microbial exposures modulate the gut microbiome and may provide anxiolytic benefits in mice

Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.

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Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution

Gnetum gnemon (Nature)

The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.

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