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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Media release: University of Adelaide celebrates Australia Day honours

Four members of the University of Adelaide community; a pioneering fertility surgeon, a wildlife biologist, a snakebite expert and a law reformer, have been awarded in this year’s Australia Day honours. Associate Professor Ossie Petrucco received an AM for significant service to medicine and education in the field of obstetrics, human reproduction and child health. […]

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Podcast: Does the future of health lie in the past?

What are gut microbiomes, and why should they matter to you? Dr Laura Weyrich, from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), spoke with The Wire about why bacteria is so important to our health, and whether new diet trends are really the healthy options we think they are. Listen to Dr Weyrich’s full […]

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Media release: Mixing a genetic paint box leads to new butterfly wing patterns

New research involving the University of Adelaide has revealed how different butterfly species in the Amazon rainforest came to mimic one another and share identical brightly coloured patterns on their wings. Published in the journal PLoS Biology, the team of researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Cambridge, sequenced the genes of […]

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Ocean acidification leaves fish lost at sea

Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, Professor Sean Connell, Tullio Rossi and Jennifer Pistevos from the University of Adelaide were involved in an article published in the journal Biology Letters, entitled, “Lost at sea: ocean acidification undermines larval fish orientation via altered hearing and marine soundscape modification.” Their research highlights future complications for fish due to stresses […]

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Research Tuesdays – Animal Dawn

The rise of animal life has fascinated humanity for centuries, yet its exact origins remain controversial. Could fossils being unearthed at Kangaroo Island’s internationally significant Emu Bay Shale help to finally resolve the debate? Attend Research Tuesdays free public lecture to find out more. When: Tuesday 9 February, 2016 5:30-6:30pm Where: The Braggs Lecture Theatre, […]

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Professor Bob Hill features in the Adelaidean: The fire next time

Professor Bob Hill was recently interviewed by the Adelaidean about his research into the interaction of climate change and botany. Research into how our vegetation has evolved as a result of fire in our landscape, and fossil records, are giving us the clues to learn more about climate change. In an effort to understand how climate […]

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Media release: Ancient genomes reveal that the English are one third Anglo-Saxon

For the first time, researchers have been able to directly estimate the Anglo-Saxon ancestry of the British population from ancient skeletons, showing how Anglo-Saxon immigrants mixed with the native population. Human remains excavated from burial sites near Cambridge provided the material for the first whole-genome sequences of ancient British DNA. Using a new analysis method […]

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Science in the Pub Adelaide. Underground Science.

  Science in the Pub event: 5 February, 2016 – Underground Science; the cold, dark, but not so lonely world beneath our feet Panellists: Dr Jon Tyler, Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, using sediments and a suite of geochemical analysis to help reconstruct palaeoclimates Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater […]

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Podcast: Acid baths in a warming sea

Climate change is creating stress on ecosystems globally, including in our oceans. University of Adelaide research shows that these stresses are affecting fish. Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken spoke with Sue Reece from Radio Adelaide about his research into the impacts of ocean acidification on fish. Listen to the full interview.

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Media Release: Banning trophy hunting could do more harm than good

Trophy hunting shouldn’t be banned but instead it should be better regulated to ensure funds generated from permits are invested back into local conservation efforts, according to a new paper co-authored by a leading University of Adelaide conservation ecologist. Professor Corey Bradshaw, from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, along with Enrico Di Minin from […]

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