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IPAS Research Showcase – 5 July 2013

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) is holding a program of science presentations, networking and tours of our facilities.
The event will run from 1130 – 1530 and includes lunch.
All University staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend.

1130 – 1230 INTRODUCTION & INVITED TALKS
Introduced by IPAS Director Professor Tanya Monro […]

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New Hope for Tas devils

There is new hope for Tasmanian devils, with a new drug trial showing improvements in facial tumours that have been destroying their population.  Trials by thr Tasmanian government research team using a drug called EBC-46 slowed the groth of tumours in four captive devils in a way that had not been previously possible.  Results of […]

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3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Faculty of Sciences Final – Tue 20th August 2013

Join us at the 3MT competition, where our Faculty’s students have 3 minutes to offer their best, and most compelling, presentation about their thesis.
All who are interested in attending are encouraged to register as *drinks and nibbles will be provided after the competition; making this a perfect networking occasion.
Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Date: Tue 20th August […]

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Echidna insight into evolution of embryo growth

An international team including University of Adelaide scientists has discovered the molecular change in echidnas enabling both parents to influence the growth of the embryo during pregnancy in mammals.
The authors of this work, published this week in the prestigious journal Science, say this provides insight into the evolution of embryo growth regulation in mammals.
Associate Professor […]

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Threat to Tasmanian devils may be explained by Ancient genes

Tasmanian devils had low immune gene diversity for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years before the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease, researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Adelaide have discovered.
“Low immune gene diversity in modern devils has been linked to the spread and devastating impacts of Devil Facial Tumour disease (DFTD),” […]

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e-Science Issue 2: Out Now!

The new and exciting Issue 2 of e-Science magazine features the science behind everything from chocolate addiction to murder!

How soil science is used to solve criminal investigations
How we can feed the world sustainably
Why junk food is so hard to resist
How hot rocks in the earth can provide energy

Also new are short research bytes on recent […]

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Innovation in agriculture has led to fast food

It’s time to slow down….
The Waite Research Institute was pleased to be working with the Cooperative Research Centres Association to present a debate in celebration of the Australian Year of the farmer as part of their Collaborate Innovate 2012 conference this week. The debate topic was: “Innovation in agriculture has led to fast food. It’s […]

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e-Science Magazine

e-Science is a free science magazine written by scientific researchers. Each interactive article delivers a range of relevant class resources for primary and secondary teachers. Digital and fully interactive, e-Science is available in both iPad and web browser formats.
The Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide has created a free Science magazine, e-Science.   e-Science, […]

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Flowers that’ll brighten up anyone’s night

Bioconst scientists, led by Professor Mark Tester, are conducting research to develop ranges of plants that emit light. The initial aim of the Company is to develop plants that fluoresce brightly and beautifully when exposed to ultra-violet light emitted by Bioconst’s customised illumination device.
The effects are remarkable, with the fluorescence adding splendour to beauty.
Bioconst also […]

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10 BQ – Wheat for the world

How can we help to feed the world sustainably? We are currently facing a global food crisis and drought is the biggest contributor.
Many of the crops we grow, such as wheat, are dependent on natural rainfall to provide enough water for growth and eventually good grain production.
By investigating growth genes we aim to understand how […]

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