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Does anxiety in dogs affect heart function?

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Honours project: Determine if there are links between anxiety in dogs and heart function.

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High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy with the IceCube Detector at the South Pole

IceCube

Honours projects: Honours projects which contribute to the IceCube detector science goals.

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Growth signalling pathways acting on the intestinal stem cell

Piglets Roseworthy campus

Honours project: This project aims to access activity of positive and negative signalling pathways that act on intestinal stem cells in pigs.

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Detecting Huntington's disease using naturally occurring compounds in the breath

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: Identify volatile organic compounds from exhaled breath for early diagnosis of Huntington’s disease using a sheep model.

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Thermal imaging of lamb temperature to help boost survival

Lambs

Honours project: This project aims to assess lamb body temperature using thermography as an indirect selection criterion for genetically improving its survival.

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Cattle colostrum programming for a healthy life

Calves

Honours project: Compare the biological and molecular effects on a calf of receiving colostrum from its natural mother, from a different cow or not receiving colostrum at all.

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Digestive tract health in Yellowtail Kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish - Brian Gratwicke (CC BY 2.0)

Honours project: Better understand the effects of an emulsifier and different energy levels and on the digestive tract health of Yellowtail Kingfish.

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Lipid metabolism in Yellowtail Kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish - Brian Gratwicke (CC BY 2.0)

Honours project: Investigate lipid metabolism in Yellowtail Kingfish fed different energy diets, with and without an emulsifier at winter water temperatures.

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Digestive tract health of greenlip abalone

Haliotis laegivata - Green lipped abalone, Peter Southwood [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Honours project: Explore the dietary inclusions of solvent extracted soybean meal and dehulled lupin meal  in abalone diets.

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Impact of birth trauma on piglet mortality

Piglets suckling

Honours project: Are lesions indicative of birth trauma present on still-born piglets? If so, are these lesions are also present on piglets dying from other causes.

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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