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Analysing compostable plastics

Eco shopping bag by ASHFAQ ALI from Pixabay

Honours project: Are compostable plastics really what they say on the packet? Research opportunities are available to test a new fully compostable type of plastic.

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Made-in-SA: Advanced materials derived from local growers’ agricultural waste

Adelaide Glycomics

Honours project: Turn fruit and vegetable waste into functional products

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Effect of pre-partum hCG on farrowing performance of older parity sows & their piglets viability

Pig sow

Honours project: Investigate blood oestrogen levels of older sows and subsequent piglet growth and survival. 

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Using paleo-archives to safeguard biodiversity

Paleo-archives offer new prospects for benchmarking and maintaining future biodiversity.

The late Quaternary paleorecord, within the past ∼130,000 years, can help to inform present-day management of the Earth's ecosystems and biota under climate change.

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Scientists in the news this week: August 2020

Superstar of STEM Roberto De Bei

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New building block in plant wall construction

Barley image by Goran Horvat from Pixabay

University of Adelaide researchers uncover new biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life.

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Marine food webs under increasing stress

Marine ecosystem, Whakaari Island, New Zealand. Image: Sean D. Connell

University of Adelaide scientists find growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change.

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Study sheds new light on vein formation in plants

Philip Brewer

Scientists gain new knowledge about how hormones regulate plant growth.

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Dinosaur relative’s genome linked to mammals

Dinosaur relative’s genome linked to mammals - Tuatara - photo by Nicola Nelson

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the tuatara – a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed the earth with dinosaurs.

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What does a pandemic smell like?

A COVID-19 detector dog enrolled in the NOSAIS program led by professor Dominique Grandjean and Clothilde Julien from the Alfort Veterinary School (France)

How detector dogs are being trained to sniff out traces of COVID-19.

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