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Scientists in the news this week: May 29, 2020

Associate Professor Glenn McDonald

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Evolution of colour vision in sea snakes

Dr Bruno Simoes (right) with students examining a snake during foraging in Western Australia. Photo: Bruno Simoes, University of Plymouth

New research suggests sea snakes’ vision has been modifying genetically over millions of generations, enabling them to adapt to new environments and see prey – and predators – deep below the sea surface.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

Urban garden image by Jacob Mills

Revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity resulting in human health benefits, researchers say.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 22, 2020

The University of Adelaide's Associate Professor Stuart Roy and SARDI's Dr Rhiannon Schilling are looking for opportunities to better understand soil and crop variability in sodic and saline soils. Image: Katherine Hollaway, GRDC

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 15, 2020

NExUS alumni beach

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New research shows zoonotic virus prevalence in Adelaide's Grey-headed flying foxes

Grey-headed flying fox - Credit: Craig Greer

Scientists discover that the risk of lyssavirus transmission from South Australia's population of Grey-headed flying fox is lower than anticipated.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 8, 2020

Tiah Bampton living her childhood dream working at the Naracoorte Caves (ABC South East SA: Isadora Bogle)

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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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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Scientists in the news this week: May 1, 2020

CT scan wheat

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