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Long-term impacts of DFTD on wild Tasmanian devils

A collaborative research project has investigated the long-term impacts of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease on the population status of wild Tasmanian devils. read more...
Last published: 31/01/2018

New Tassie devil research published – Genetic diversity must be conserved

In 2013, researcher Dr Anna Brüniche-Olsen was awarded a Dr. Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant worth $35,000. This Grant was made possible through public donations received through the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal. Last week Anna, along with other contributors, published some of the findings. read more...
Last published: 16/03/2016

Research Publications

A listing of research publications related to Devil Facial Tumour Disease read more...
Last published: 13/08/2015

Recently published research into insurance populations

Recently authors Carolyn Hogg, Jamie A. Ivy, Carla Srb, Jocelyn Hockley, Caroline Lees, Chris Hibbard and Menna Jones undertook an analysis of the Insurance Population (IP) of Tasmanian devils. A report of the results has just been published. read more...
Last published: 24/07/2015

Tasmanian devil vaccine field trials announced

As part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project, 19 devils have received a vaccine against the Devil Facial Tumour Disease and will be released into Narawntapu National Park in Northern Tasmania in September this year. read more...
Last published: 22/07/2015

International article features Tasmanian devil researcher, Professor Greg Woods

Professor Greg Woods, Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Research Institute, which is part of the University of Tasmania, heads up a small dedicated team of researchers working to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction in the wild. Professor Woods and the work of his team recently featured in an article in International Innovation, providing an expert summary of this often complex area of research, and is well worth a read. read more...
Last published: 02/07/2014

Anti-cancer Drug Treatment Trial for DFTD Completed

A recent pilot study, which investigated the effectiveness of a novel plant molecule with anti-cancer properties has shown some encouraging results for the localised treatment of tumours caused by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). The preliminary findings indicate that the molecule known as EBC-46 has potential to slow down the rate of progression of the disease, however further investigation of the efficacy of EBC-46 for the treatment of DFTD is required. read more...
Last published: 01/07/2013

Encouraging steps forward in fight to save the Tasmanian devil

Scientists engaged in the fight to save the endangered Tasmanian devil have made some encouraging steps forward. New research is providing direction for the development of a vaccine for the contagious cancer which is driving Tasmanian devils to the brink of extinction. read more...
Last published: 12/03/2013

Program Cytogeneticist, Anne-Maree Pearse, Receives International Science Award

Senior cytogeneticist with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, Anne-Maree Pearse, recently travelled to Japan to receive an internationally prestigious award, the Prince Hitachi Prize for Comparative Oncology for her work with the Devil Facial Tumour Disease. read more...
Last published: 14/08/2012

Eureka! Tasmanian devil researchers recognised with top science prize

The Devils’ Advocates team received a $10,000 Sherman Eureka Prize in Sydney on the eve of Threatened Species Day. read more...
Last published: 26/08/2011
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