News: School of Biological Sciences

Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens more similar than previously thought

The marine abrasion platform of MIS 5e and the original, now-unroofed cave space. Image: Pedro Souto

A cave on the Atlantic coast near Lisbon has provided researchers with key archaeological information that questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens.

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Science graduate helps conservationists find a new community online

Jessie Panazzolo, the founder of Lonely Conservationists

Meet science alumna Jessie Pannazolo, the founder of a new online community called Lonely Conservationists.

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New program to steer high school students into STEM careers

Science Academy image

The new STEM Academy will provide high school students with a clear pathway into STEM degrees, and an understanding of the jobs their studies can lead to.

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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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New funding for carbon storage in coastal ecosystems

University of Adelaide PhD student Hannah Auricht and technician Tan Dang sampling salt marsh soil cores near St Kilda to analyse for carbon content

Scientists are investigating the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems with new funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

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Kicking goals in sciences gender equity and diversity

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Improving gender equity and diversity in STEM has been rewarded with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia.

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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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Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Forecast warming threatens species in biodiversity rich regions, including the Indo–Pacific

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

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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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