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Palaeontologist identifies ‘mystery photographer’ of the Naracoorte Caves

News - First picture of a cave by Thomas Hannay

Scientists emphasise the importance of historical writing in caves, after proving the identity of the first person to photograph Australian caves more than 150 years ago.

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Scientists buzzing after new bee discoveries

Native bee - Laciniosus (Colletellus)

South Australian scientists including a bee expert from the University of Adelaide, have discovered 26 new species of native Australian bees.

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Watch: Future Scientist Information Evening

Future Scientist event

Whether you have an offer already, or will receive one in the near future; re-live or catch up on the Future Scientist information evening we held on campus.

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Madeleine's biomedical science program in Singapore

Study Overseas - Madeleine Massy-Westropp

Watch Bachelor of Science (Advanced) student Madeleine Massy-Westropp's video from her visit to Singapore.

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Plants vs ants: who will survive the climate change challenge?

Podomyrma adelaidae ant image

We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?

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Plant scientists discover new complex carbohydrate in barley

Human epilepsy drugs alter signalling process in stressed plants

The first new complex carbohydrate of its kind to be discovered in barley in more than 30 years has potential applications in food, medicine and cosmetics.

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Flu vaccine

Honours project: This exciting research project will investigate virus purification, the effect of gamma-irradiation on virus structure, and the ability of gamma-irradiated viruses to induce cytotoxic T cell responses.

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A sweet treat? Salmonella in raw egg based desserts

Raw egg dessert

Honours project: Combine your interest in food science, animal science and biomedical science by investigating the the behaviour of Salmonella in mousse, tiramisu, and custard.

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The role of micronutrients in pregnancy

pregnant woman

Honours project: Investigate the effect of micronutrients such as folate on placental function during pregnancy

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Early Origins of Breast and Prostate Cancer

food and nutrition science student

Honours project: Explore maternal nutrition, developmental origins of disease, cancer and epigenetics through molecular genetics

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition