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Ironing out the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Zebrafish

University of Adelaide researchers have found important evidence supporting their theory that a deficiency of active iron in the brain is an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease.

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How humans catalysed the extinction of the woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoths persisted in Siberia until the mid-Holocene. Credit Mauricio Anton - https://mauricioanton.wordpress.com/

New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought. 

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New Ramsay Fellows to lead physical sciences' research

Dr Jack Evans

The University of Adelaide’s newest Ramsay Scholars will conduct trailblazing research spanning computational materials science to novel statistical and machine learning for astrophysical phenomena. 

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Smuggling bear parts in Australia and NZ

Asiatic black bear in a cage. The sad reality of the illegal wildlife trade. Photo by yongkiet - iStock

Australia doesn’t have any native bears, yet our involvement in the illegal trade of bear parts and products is sadly a different story. 

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What do astronauts eat?

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space - by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (CC BY-NC 2.0)

But what are the challenges of growing plants in space? And how could we develop crops to support long-term space habitation?

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Does Australia have too many kangaroos?

High densities of Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). Note the short grassy sward and the bones in the foreground that are evidence of kangaroos that have perished. Photo courtesy Melissa Snape.

Wildlife scientists have come together to call for urgent reforms to the management of Australia’s kangaroo populations.

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Adelaide influence in new South American gamma ray observatory

The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory on the slope of the Mexican Sierra Negra volcano. (Source: HAWC Observatory, J. Goodman)

University of Adelaide researchers are part of an international team that aims to unlock the secrets of the universe above the southern hemisphere.

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Physics: Uni of Adelaide ranked best in Australasia

Peter Veitch gravitational waves PM’s Science Prize

The University of Adelaide is the best university for physics across Australia and New Zealand according to new rankings of the best global universities.

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Plant-based food the flavour of new research facility

Pulses, including lentils, chickpeas and beans.

A new international food flavour facility will launch at Waite campus to improve the taste of sustainable, healthy, plant-based food and ingredients.

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Too late for 2050 climate change emissions target

Professor Tom Wigley

New research from the University of Adelaide says the 2050 target to reduce climate change emissions is too little and too late.

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