News: Biomedical Science

Fluorescent cells could be key to cancer diagnosis

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Scientists are a step closer to creating a fluorescent sensor that detects cancerous cells, which could become a new tool in the early identification of cancer.

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Tall Poppy awards for Uni of Adelaide researchers

SA Tall Poppy Award winners from the University of Adelaide. L to R Dr Hannah Wardill, Dr Alice Jones, Dr Catia Malvaso and Dr Dominic McAfee. (Absent: Dr Linda Armbrecht)

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won 2021 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Echidna conservation science initiative a finalist in Eureka Awards

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The University of Adelaide’s Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) is a finalist in the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka Prizes.

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Engineering a virus: What is gain of function research?

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Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.

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Improving vaccine allergy tests

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South Australian researchers have been studying ways to improve tests for allergies to vaccine ingredients.

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Scientists seek Pomeranian dogs to participate in new gene study

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Researchers are seeking Pomeranian and PomX dogs for a free and simple mouth swab to identify how widespread a defective gene is in the breed's Australian population.

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Lab report: COVID detector dogs start trials at Adelaide Airport

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Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

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New genetic biocontrol research to help prevent mice plagues

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Scientists are partnering with the CSIRO and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions to fine new solutions to control mice populations.

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Going viral: What happens in a virology lab?

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Virology labs help us learn all about viruses – but what goes on behind the pressurised doors?

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Genomics milestone: Scientists uncover genomes of platypus and echidna

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University of Adelaide scientists have produced the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high-quality platypus genome sequence.

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