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Gene therapy to treat inherited brain disease

Biology, biomedical science and biotechnology

Honours project: Be involved in clinical trials for inherited disorders that affect the brain.

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How does scent work impact dog management and behaviour?

Susan Hazel with dog photo

Honours project: Build on the successful COVID detector dog program to explore how 'scent work' impacts dog management and behaviour.

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Sheep Pain Mitigation Trial

Professor Mark Hutchinson with a sheep

Honours project: Join a team of researchers who are investigating the experience of pain in sheep.

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Using rodent grimace scales in biomedical research

Lab mouse by Rama CC by 2.0

Honours project: Explore the barriers and enablers to the use of rodent grimace scales in biomedical research.

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Bone abnormalities in genetic disease

SA Pathology researchers WCH

Honours project: Learn about bone dynamics in inherited metabolic disorders with the ultimate aim of uncovering new opportunities for therapeutic intervention.

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Dust exposure and airway inflammation in horses fed round bale hay

Horses round bale by Surita Du Preez

Honours project: Investigate dust exposure and pulmonary inflammation in horses fed round bale hay using a metal, round bale feeder.

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Is apple cider vinegar good for newborn piglets?

Piglets by benj500 from Pixabay

Honours project: This study will look at supplying an acid to newborn pigs to establish gut health and microbial populations.

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Uterine priming and pig fertility

Pig by Reinhard Thrainer from Pixabay

Honours project: This pig fertility project will explore the influence of pre-breeding seminal components on gilt fertility.

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How does Vitamin D improve piglet performance?

Piglets by Paul Anderson from Pixabay

Honours project: Measure the impact of exposure to UV light on growth, serum levels of vitamin D, and immune function in nursing piglets.

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Management of cats in local councils of Australia

Street cat by by Jennifer Esneault from Pixabay

Honours project: Help develop better policies for the management of cats in Australia.

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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