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Raising the baa: Animal science student wins global award

Animal science student Leesa-Joy Flanagan has won a major international award

Research into the growth, health and profitability of lambs has landed animal science student Leesa-Joy Flannigan a major international award.

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Scientists create laser that ‘smells’ like a hound

Sarah Scholten and Dr Ben Sparkes

Scientists have created a laser which may eventually be used as a human breath test to screen for serious illness.

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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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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