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Media Release: Urban sprawl promotes worm exchange across species

New research has shed light on the complex exchange of parasitic worms between wildlife, rats and humans. The increasing emergence of new human diseases contracted from animals has encouraged researchers from the University of Adelaide to study the link between parasitic worms found in rats and the parasites they share with other wildlife and humans. […]

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Science in the Pub WOMAD Planet Talks collaboration – “Sustaining Life: can humans, wildlife and agriculture coexist?”

WOMAD Planet Talks and Science in the Pub Adelaide have teamed up to bring us a free pre-festival event – “Sustaining Life: can humans, wildlife and agriculture coexist?” When: Friday 6th February 2015, 6pm (arrive at 5:30 for free nibbles and a seat) Where: The Brunswick Hotel, 207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide Cost: Free, please register for […]

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Media Release: Out of the pouch: Ancient DNA extracted from extinct giant kangaroos

Scientists have finally managed to extract DNA from Australia’s extinct giant kangaroos ─ the mysterious marsupial megafauna that roamed Australia over 40,000 years ago. A team of scientists led by Dr Bastien Llamas and Professor Alan Cooper from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) have extracted DNA sequences from two species: a giant short-faced kangaroo (Simosthenurus occidentalis) […]

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Marine Biologist Dr Sarah Catalano wins research awards

The Environment Institute congratulates Dr Sarah Catalano on winning numerous 2014 research awards. In January 2014 Sarah was awarded the Dean’s Commendation in Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her PhD project: Using mesozoan dicyemid paracites to infer the population structure of giant Australian cuttlefish, sepia apama, in southern Australian waters. Only candidates who have produced a […]

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