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Plant discovery opens frontiers

biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life

Scientists discover biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have huge implications for biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries.

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On top of the world: Sciences research ranks high in ERA results

Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) research using 3D printing for the Austofix wrist plate.

Science research at the University of Adelaide has reached new heights according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released this week.

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Researchers link penguin evolution to island formation

News - Penguin Evolution

DNA from prehistoric penguin bones analysed by University of Adelaide scientists, have contributed to new findings about the evolution of these aquatic flightless birds.

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World's first global vegetation database

Woodland vegatation image, Greg Guerin

The world's first global vegetation database contains more than 1.1 million complete lists of plant species for all terrestrial ecosystems.

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New technique a breakthrough in human genome reconstruction

New technique a breakthrough in human genome reconstruction

Scientists have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes.

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Why we're watching the giant Australian cuttlefish

Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

We're spying on hundreds, even thousands of tentacled organisms with their unusual distinctive W-shaped eye pupils, and pulsating colours.

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Plant fossils show the Snowy Mountains were once a lush rainforest

Lilly Pilly or Syzygium smithii growing in forest at Nymboida National Park

Lilly Pilly fossils found in old gold mines of the Snowy Mountains, prove the region was once a lush rainforest without snow.

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Designer molecule targets cancer growth protein

A graphical representation of the new molecule (yellow sticks) interacting with ‘the sliding clamp’ (green surface).

Check out the new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers. It shows huge potential for future cancer treatment.

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Researchers discover some fish species might actually benefit from climate change

A damselfish at the volcanic seep in New Zealand.

Research on damselfish living in high CO2 conditions shows that some populations of fish species might actually benefit from climate change.

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