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A better immune system from returning to the wild

A research team led by the University of Adelaide has found that revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity towards a more natural, biodiverse state, which has been linked to human health benefits. In the study, published in the journal Restoration Ecology, researchers compared the composition of a variety of urban […]

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South Australian flying foxes are exposed to zoonotic viruses

Researchers have found that South Australia’s population of Grey-headed flying foxes has been exposed to a number of viruses, including Hendra virus that can be transmitted to humans via horses. But they have not found evidence of exposure to Australian bat lyssavirus. University of Adelaide research published in PLOS ONE, details three years of research into the […]

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Associate Professor Phill Cassey featured on News.com.au about China’s wet markets

Associate Professor Phill Cassey spoke about the possibility of China’s wet markets being the source of COVID-19. The article featured on News.com.au spoke about China’s wet markets which are better known in other cities as fresh food or farmers’ markets selling vegetables, fruit, seafood and meat fresh straight from the growers to the public. Wet markets […]

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A/Prof Patrick O’Connor featured in Canberra Times opinion piece on a Landcare-led recovery

Active Chair of the National Landcare Network, Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor spoke to Canberra Times about Landcare being the social movement for change over the past 30 years. Tens of thousands of Australians join Landcare as a way to actively participate and give back to the community. Working in the environment allows them to feel connected […]

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Professor Peng Bi joins expert panel, urging government to adopt ‘Go now, go hard and go smart’ strategy

Group of Eight universities have recommended the government take quick, decisive action to stop the spread of COVID-19. Professor Peng Bi is one of two University of Adelaide representatives, to report the coronavirus advice of a panel of experts from Group Of Eight universities. Based in Public Health, Professor Peng Bi’s primary research interest is the […]

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