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Scientists in the news this week: May 1, 2020

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Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Esteemed gravitational wave scientist appointed head of School of Physical Sciences

Peter Veitch

Professor Peter Veitch has been appointed Head of the School of Physical Sciences.

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Scientists gain funding to improve Salmonella vaccine effectiveness

Chicken laying

New research to improve the effectiveness of Salmonella vaccine in poultry, with aims to reduce the number of cases of human salmonella infection.

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Global collaboration to secure Antarctica’s Environmental Future

Antarctica

University of Adelaide scientists to lead research into biosecurity and invasive species risk to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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Partnership to revolutionise cancer diagnosis

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University of Adelaide and Griffith University researchers have engineered a unique protein - SubB2M - that can detect cancer by using liquid biopsies, immunoassays, circulating tumor cell assays and PET imaging.

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Biomedical scientists join forces to fight COVID-19

Associate Professor Michael Beard

Associate Professor Michael Beard from the viral pathogenesis lab is part of a team of South Australian scientists joining forces in the fight against COVID-19.

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Online puppy ads: Don’t get ‘catfished’

Puppies in trolley

Just like online dating, you're encouraged to be smart and ‘go with your gut’ when browsing and responding to online advertisements of dogs and puppies for sale.

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Wine leaders win graduate research supervision award

Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production

The team at the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production has won the ACGR Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision.

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Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens more similar than previously thought

The marine abrasion platform of MIS 5e and the original, now-unroofed cave space. Image: Pedro Souto

A cave on the Atlantic coast near Lisbon has provided researchers with key archaeological information that questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens.

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