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Fish sex organs boosted under high-CO2

Triplefin fish near underwater vent

Research from the University of Adelaide has found that some species of fish will have higher reproductive capacity because of larger sex organs, under the more acidic oceans of the future.

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Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Game of Thrones wolves

An artists impression of dire wolves feeding on a bison and fending off grey wolves

Extinct dire wolves split off from other wolves nearly six million years ago and were only a distant relative of today’s wolves, according to new research published in Nature today.

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Genomes reveal new insights into iconic Aussie animals

Echidna in wild

The genomes of egg-laying monotreme mammals, platypus and echidna, have been published in the prestigious journal Nature.

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Three STEM superstars at University of Adelaide

Goodman cres

A cancer researcher, an ecologist and an optical engineer from the University of Adelaide have been named among Australia’s official Superstars of STEM for 2021-2022.

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Incredible vision in ancient marine creatures drove an evolutionary arms race

Radiodont in deep sea

Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new research published today.

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New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Associate Professor Ken Chalmers inspecting wheat grain

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute, has unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding wheat and barley varieties.

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Shellfish reef project wins Eureka Prize

Underwater oyster reef research

University of Adelaide marine ecologists are among a team of scientists awarded a Eureka Prize for their research towards rebuilding Australia’s lost shellfish reefs.

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University of Adelaide is home to world-leading researchers

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The University of Adelaide’s ability to attract talent to South Australia and nurture world-leading researchers has been further confirmed by the latest list of the world’s most influential researchers.

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Exploring the origins of wine regionality

Wine glass in front of vineyards

The University of Adelaide is bringing together experts from around the world in a two-day virtual conference to discuss the science that creates and defines regionality in wine.

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Learning lessons from bushfires for koala survival

Two koalas in tree

A University of Adelaide-led research project will study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer’s devastating bushfires to give them the best possible chance of survival and recovery in future bushfires.

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