News: Honours projects - Gordon Howarth

Genetic mutations associated with skin & wool growth in sheep

Animal science sheep

Honours project: Identify genetic mutations in sheep DSC1 & DSG4 genes essential for skin and wool follicle architecture.

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Detecting Huntington's disease using naturally occurring compounds in the breath

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: Identify volatile organic compounds from exhaled breath for early diagnosis of Huntington’s disease using a sheep model.

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Growth signalling pathways acting on the intestinal stem cell

Piglets Roseworthy campus

Honours project: This project aims to access activity of positive and negative signalling pathways that act on intestinal stem cells in pigs.

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Can Emu Oil & Japanese Kampo medicine treat bowel cancer?

Ulcerative colitis

Honours project: Examine the impact of Emu Oil treatment, in combination with Japanese Kampo medicine, on mouse behaviour in a model of colitis-associated colorectal cancer.

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Role of Flii protein in colitis-associated colorectal cancer development

Moderate chronic active ulcerative colitis, very high mag CoRus13 [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Honours project: Examine the effect of altered Flii gene levels on development of colitis-associated colorectal cancer in mice.

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Digestive tract health in Yellowtail Kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish - Brian Gratwicke (CC BY 2.0)

Honours project: Better understand the effects of an emulsifier and different energy levels and on the digestive tract health of Yellowtail Kingfish.

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Lipid metabolism in Yellowtail Kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish - Brian Gratwicke (CC BY 2.0)

Honours project: Investigate lipid metabolism in Yellowtail Kingfish fed different energy diets, with and without an emulsifier at winter water temperatures.

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Digestive tract health of greenlip abalone

Haliotis laegivata - Green lipped abalone, Peter Southwood [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Honours project: Explore the dietary inclusions of solvent extracted soybean meal and dehulled lupin meal  in abalone diets.

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Grape marc meal effect on digestive tract health of greenlip abalone

Haliotis laegivata - Green lipped abalone, Peter Southwood [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Honours project: Interpret the effect of dietary inclusions of grape marc meal on the digestive tract health of greenlip abalone.

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Veterinary neurological disorders

Veterinarians, dog

Honours project: Opportunities exist for honours projects in the areas of veterinary neurological disorders and animal models of human neurological diseases.

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