News: Biological Science

DNA traceability tools to help determine timber 'roots'

Timber logs

Researchers at the University of Adelaide in partnership with InterpreData  and DoubleHelix Tracking Technologies, Singapore, have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program to develop scientific origin verification tools for global timber supply chains.

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More than enough yard to have your lawn and eat too

Backyard in Adelaide's south west showing you can have a lawn and grow your own self-sufficient vegetable supply too.

Adelaide residents would only need to give up a small area of their lawn to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient.

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'Ingenious' scientists feature at key research-industry showcase

Ingenuity event image

Scientists will feature at Ingenuity 2020 – a showcase of student projects exploring real-life applications across all disciplines of STEM.

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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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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

Study biomedical science

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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