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New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

A fossil of the giant new trilobite species Redlichia rex

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.

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A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Nicole Foster PhD coastal vegetation research

Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.

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When pets become pests: the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

Exotic pets like these, on display at the 2018 Repticon in West Palm Beach, can escape and form invasive communities. Photo courtesy of Adam Toomes

Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.

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New leader for School of Biological Sciences

Professor Laura Parry

The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.

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Higher biodiversity means healthier humans

News biodiversity

Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.

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Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine

Pictured are researchers Professor James Paton, and Drs Shannon David and Mohammed Alsharifi

Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.

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Pollen allergens: Are plants trying to kill us?

Rice flowers

Pollen allergies have long been a major pandemic health problem for humans. Plant molecular geneticist Deborah Devis is learning that pollen proteins play a vital role in a plant's reproductive process.

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The Fungus Olympics

Microscopic image of the common environmental mould Aspergillus fumigatus – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system. Dr David Ellis, University of Adelaide

The race is on to find new ways to tackle disease. That’s why we’re competing in this year’s Fungus Olympics.

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Uncovering long-term growth histories in fishery species

Fishery growth research by Jasmin Martino

Jasmin Martino investigates the use of ear stone chronologies for understanding long-term trends and drivers of growth in fisheries.

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