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Where do rocks come from?

Rocks contain a layer-by-layer record of the history of our planet. Fred Moore/flickr, CC BY-NC

Five-year-old Claire from Perth asks Professor Alan Collins, "where do rocks come from?"

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When pets become pests: the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

Exotic pets like these, on display at the 2018 Repticon in West Palm Beach, can escape and form invasive communities. Photo courtesy of Adam Toomes

Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.

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New leader for School of Biological Sciences

Laura Parry

The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.

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Higher biodiversity means healthier humans

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Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.

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Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells

School of Physical Sciences - Andrew Abell research lab image

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.

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Plant discovery opens frontiers

biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life

Scientists discover biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have huge implications for biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries.

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Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine

Pictured are researchers Professor James Paton, and Drs Shannon David and Mohammed Alsharifi

Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.

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Pollen allergens: Are plants trying to kill us?

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Pollen allergies have long been a major pandemic health problem for humans. Plant molecular geneticist Deborah Devis is learning that pollen proteins play a vital role in a plant's reproductive process.

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What you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'

Here's what you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'

There's exciting science you can find in your glass, writes viticulture and oenology graduate Lieke van der Hulst.

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The Fungus Olympics

Microscopic image of the common environmental mould Aspergillus fumigatus – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system. Dr David Ellis, University of Adelaide

The race is on to find new ways to tackle disease. That’s why we’re competing in this year’s Fungus Olympics.

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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