News: Biological Science

New 'Top Talent' appointment to lead plant synthetic biology research

Dr Jenny Mortimer, appointed Associate Professor of Plant Synthetic Biology at the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide has appointed California-based scientist Jenny Mortimer as the new Associate Professor of Plant Synthetic Biology, part of the Top Talent program to attract the world’s best minds to South Australia.

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Global collaboration to secure Antarctica’s Environmental Future

Antarctica

University of Adelaide scientists to lead research into biosecurity and invasive species risk to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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Partnership to revolutionise cancer diagnosis

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University of Adelaide and Griffith University researchers have engineered a unique protein - SubB2M - that can detect cancer by using liquid biopsies, immunoassays, circulating tumor cell assays and PET imaging.

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Scientists a step closer to malaria drug development

Malaria Biology

Scientists have identified a key protein that controls malaria parasite entry into host red blood cells.

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Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Child playing in mud

Scientists say keep washing your hands, especially in cities and airports, but don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty in biodiverse environments.

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eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A tiny (0.7 mm long) crustacean from the family Parabathynellidae found in groundwater aquifers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Image by Kym Abrams)

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

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Drones helping Australian sea lion survival

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that occurred mainly in the 19th century.

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Scientists are using drones to investigate the health of these animals.

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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Scientists suggest living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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Why do trees lose their leaves?

winter deciduousness - Nicholas A. Tonelli (CC BY 2.0)

Professor Andrew Lowe says it all comes down to water.

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Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution

Gnetum gnemon (Nature)

The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.

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