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Fish sex organs boosted under high-CO2

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.  Published in PLOS Biology, the researchers say that far from the negative effects expected under the elevated CO2  levels in our ... 20-Jan-2021 more


Warning after aid worker vanishes

A James Cook University researcher is warning of the increasing and unpredictable dangers for development workers in authoritarian countries after completing his investigation into the 2012 disappearance of a community worker in Laos. Dr Kearrin Sims is a lecturer in Development Studies at JCU. He used his local knowledge and contacts in ... 20-Jan-2021 more


Clamping down on abuse of Powers of Attorney

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is recommending changes to South Australian law and practice regarding Powers of Attorney.  SALRI’s report, handed to the Attorney General today, Tuesday 19 January, makes a suite of recommendations which aim to both promote the use ... 19-Jan-2021 more


New discovery in breast cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease.  Published today in Nature Medicine, the international study conducted in collaboration with the Garvan Institute ... 19-Jan-2021 more


Uni of Adelaide makes record number of offers to local students

Amid very strong demand, the University of Adelaide will make a record number of offers to local students for university places in 2021.  By today, the University of Adelaide will have made a total of 6573 undergraduate and postgraduate offers to domestic students, an increase of 3% on the same time last year.  Key areas ... 15-Jan-2021 more


Progress made on youth drowning, but more work required

Ten years of data from Australia, New Zealand and Canada reveals a drop in drowning deaths among people under 20 – but a large increase in drowning for adolescent females and First Nations peoples. Associate Professor Richard Franklin from James Cook University said an international collaboration of researchers looked at drowning in ... 14-Jan-2021 more


Future too warm for baby sharks

New research has found as climate change causes the world’s oceans to warm, baby sharks are born smaller, exhausted, undernourished and into environments that are already difficult for them to survive in. Lead author of the study Carolyn Wheeler is a PhD candidate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook ... 14-Jan-2021 more


High levels of dementia found in the Torres Strait

New research reveals dementia levels among Torres Strait Island residents are close to three times higher than those of the wider Australian population. James Cook University’s Professor Edward Strivens and Associate Professor Sarah Russell from JCU’s Healthy Ageing Research Team have found were part of a group that examined 276 ... 14-Jan-2021 more


Lockdown lowers incidence of heart arrhythmia

During the first 100 days of COVID-19 people in the US being monitored for heart problems experienced fewer episodes of arrhythmia than before the pandemic. The fall was greatest where the pandemic hit hardest.  “We analysed data from patients in the US during COVID-19 who had implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) which ... 14-Jan-2021 more


China tariffs will hinder SA economic recovery

University of Adelaide economists expect the South Australian economy will continue to bounce back in 2020/21. However, economic recovery will be weaker than previously thought as a consequence of China’s decision to escalate its trade war with Australia, the outbreak of a second COVID-19 wave in the northern hemisphere, and South ... 14-Jan-2021 more


Heart and kidney disease research wins national funding

University of Adelaide researchers taking a new look at the science and physiology underlying heart attacks and strokes, the leading cause of death worldwide, and devising a new tool to maximise the benefits of kidney transplantation, are among the recipients of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announced ... 14-Jan-2021 more


Testosterone can help prevent type 2 diabetes in men

The largest investigation of testosterone treatment ever undertaken has shown that, over and above the effect of a lifestyle program, treatment with testosterone prevents or reverses newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in men.  The study, known as T4DM (Testosterone for the prevention of Diabetes Mellitus), was led by the University of ... 14-Jan-2021 more