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Faculty of Sciences student wins the Young Achiever Flinders Ports Environment Award

PhD candidate Sarah Catalano has come a long way since 2010 when she was about to complete her Honours Degree!
Sarah has recently completed her PhD studying the dicyemid parasite fauna of southern Australian squid, octopus and cuttlefish species.  Sarah’s research has uncovered 10 new dicyemid parasite species, representing the first new species descriptions from Australian […]

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Relevant science education essential for the future

The number of students studying science subjects in Australian tertiary institutions is on the decline.
Over the last few years several people in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide have been working hard at trying to address the issue of the relevance of science in education.  Having introduced an Enhanced Learning in First […]

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Uni brings science to our schools

The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Sciences staff are teaming up with schools to improve students’ understanding of the subject and show young people how it can be applied to the real world.  Chemistry lecturer Dr Tara Pukala (pictured) has been working with Henley High School science teacher Jeremy LeCornu to trial the university-school partnership.
The […]

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10 BQ – Migrating species hot topic

HOW will we conserve species diversity? As the world warms, the geographic ranges occupied by species are shifting and climate changes, how can we help species survive in and migrate across our now fragmented landscapes?
To read more about species migration go to Dr Thomas Prowse ‘s article at the Advertiser < Link >.  Dr Prowse is […]

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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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10 BQ – Power to moove us

How can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels?
Cows passing wind get a hard time for their contribution to climate change, but it’s burping that really expels the troublesome methane they generate.
To read further on how cow manure can help reduce use of carbon-intensive fertilisers, go to Rachel Crees article of the same title:  < […]

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10 BQ – Let’s talk about sex

*How did life evolve on Earth?
FOR life to continue and evolve, organisms must successfully reproduce.
Did you know that not all organisms do this in the same way?
Single cell organisms, such as bacteria, mainly reproduce using asexual reproduction, where the cell duplicates its genome (DNA) and then divides into two so that each […]

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10 BQ – Store green power with nanosience

Question: Where will the nanoscience revolution take us?
Answer: To curb climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, society must cut reliance on such fossil fuels as coal and oil and switch to non-polluting renewable forms of energy. For more information about this article go to:
[ Can you Believe it? article – Store green power with nanoscience]
This article […]

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10 BQ – Research needed for Hep C cure

Q) HOW do we unravel causes of disease?
A) HEPATITIS B and Hepatitis C are very important diseases – together they cause more than one million annual cases of liver cancer, one of the most deadly cancers.
For more detail on how people are infected by Hepatitis B and C, what the symptoms are and more specifically […]

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10 BQ – Cells hold the secret of survival

Q WHAT is life?
A THE single most important act of any living organism is to pass on its genetic information to its offspring to ensure survival of the species. It is believed that if each cell went through more cell divisions, a person would die far quicker. That is because the probability of changes […]

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