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Studying veterinary bioscience online at the University of Adelaide

Christina vet bio student

Meet Christina, a University of Adelaide veterinary bioscience student studying remotely from Hong Kong.

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Improving vaccine allergy tests

Allergy test - Credit: MajaMitrovic/Getty Images

South Australian researchers have been studying ways to improve tests for allergies to vaccine ingredients.

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Survey: How do you interact with your cat?

Cat hug Image by Markus Lehmann via Pixabay

Animal behaviour researchers want to hear from people who own a cat to learn more about our feline friends and how we interact with them.

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Snakes need to stretch, scientists say

University of Adelaide animal behaviour student Harry Kent with Lizzie the pet spotted python (Antaresia maculosa). Image by Kenty's Wildlife.

Minimum enclosure sizes for snakes in captivity should enable them to stretch out fully, say animal welfare experts.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher Pietro Previtali collecting sample Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for the study.

Scientists have found a solution to manage the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.
 

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Chemistry researchers target cleaner future for heavy industry

Heavy industry

Researchers from the School of Physical Sciences are involved in the new Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre.

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First detection of a collision between a neutron star and a black hole

Artist’s impression of a neutron star and black hole about to merge. Carl Knox, OzGrav-Swinburne University.

Scientists detected the death spiral and merger of the two of the most extreme objects in the Universe, a neutron star and a black hole. 

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New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

In barley the presence of a specific protein regulates the production of branches and flowers on plant stems in response to warm temperatures. A loss of function in this protein results in the formation of branch-like spikes at high temperatures.

Researchers identify a novel mechanism in barley plants which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

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What makes vets feel good at work?

Roseworthy vet students

Researchers investigate the positive side of veterinary work and what brings vets pleasure in their job.

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Scientists seek Pomeranian dogs to participate in new gene study

Pomeranian dog

Researchers are seeking Pomeranian and PomX dogs for a free and simple mouth swab to identify how widespread a defective gene is in the breed's Australian population.

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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