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Australia’s drought could be increasing Q fever risk, but there are ways we can protect ourselves

Sheep are among the most common carriers of Q fever.

With several hundred cases diagnosed each year, Australia has one of the highest rates of Q fever worldwide.

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Research to clear the air on smoke taint in wine

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Researchers are investigating whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes.

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From the lab bench to the clinic: Pneumonia vaccine shows commercialisation strengths

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Commercialisation potential of Faculty of Sciences’ research is in the spotlight after the development of a new pneumonia vaccine.

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World rankings: veterinary science breaks into top 50

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Veterinary science, taught at Roseworthy campus, is a stand-out result in a suite of impressive results in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Conservation of threatened flora species inspires street art

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Scientists are helping save a threatened native plant and art is helping raise awareness about it.

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PhD research a global game changer for chicken breeding

Joshua Angove Gary Sansom scholarship

$35K Gary Sansom Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Angove for his research on the influence of the maternal environment on how meat chickens grow.

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Photonics & space internships await physics student

Physics student Rhona Hamilton

New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipient Rhona Hamilton has sights on her internships at the University of Tokyo and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

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African origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird revealed

Adzebill skeleton on display in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa.

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Shining a light on sea snake senses

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University of Adelaide marine biologists have discovered that some sea snakes contain genes in their tail skin that help them stay safe from predators.

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Chasing clouds in Antarctica: cool stories from a physics graduate

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It’s a unique way to escape the heat. Physics graduate Tom Chambers spent his summer exploring clouds in Antarctica.

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