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Platypus venom inspires potential new diabetes treatments

Platypus image - Image courtesy of Matt Chan

The discovery of a key metabolic hormone found in platypus venom will now be investigated for its potential to treat type 2 diabetes.

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Support for grapegrowers in the palm of their hand

The improved powdery mildew assessment application, PMapp, and a new application, Grape Assess, are now available on Android and Apple devices.

Grapegrowers have an advantage for the upcoming season in the form of a new smart phone application and a vital update to an existing app.

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Vets warn dog owners of poisonous mushrooms

Vets warn dog owners of poisonous mushrooms

Vets from the Faculty of Sciences have warned of the dangers of wild mushrooms after recent dog deaths in suburban Adelaide.

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Building bungalows for bandicoots

Southern Brown Bandicoot, courtesy Bertram Lobert, Wiki Commons

Scientists are providing new homes for Adelaide Hills bandicoot populations in an effort to protect this endangered species.

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Plant research gets $2.6 million infrastructure boost

Australian Plant Phenomics Facility Plant Accelerator

Funding from the Federal Government will be used to update infrastructure and equipment, and introduce new technologies at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.

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Cell biologist to lead the Faculty of Sciences

Professor Keith Jones

Internationally esteemed cell biologist Professor Keith Jones has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences.

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Caitlin Byrt recipient of prestigious Peter Goldacre Award

Caitlin Byrt recipient of prestigious Peter Goldacre Award

Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Byrt who is the recipient of The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) prestigious 2018 Peter Goldacre Award.

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Cracking the secret of omega-3 enriched eggs

Cracking the secret of omega-3 enriched eggs

Getting some extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet will soon be easier with enriched eggs developed through a collaboration between our researchers and SA egg producer Solar Eggs.

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Explaining the history of Australia’s vegetation

Explaining the history of Australia’s vegetation

Our scientists have uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.

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Making vodka from waste potato peelings and pulp

Potatoes

Discarded potato peelings and pulp created by potato product manufacturers could soon be turned into a Premium South Australian Vodka.

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