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Technology and skills to exercise minds in Singapore

South Australia will play a leading role in Singapore at a conference aimed at exploring new opportunities from emerging technologies, and their impact on skills and international trade. The Third Australia-Singapore Relationship Conference – to be held on Monday, 24 July – will be hosted by the University of Adelaide’s ... 21-Jul-2017 more


Parents may hold key to preventing teen drinking

Fewer teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Australian school students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers. More than 2800 South Australian students aged 12-17 took part in a survey of drinking behaviour, conducted by researchers from the University of ... 21-Jul-2017 more


Prawn and fish diseases tracked through new test

James Cook University researchers are offering a much-needed additional disease testing service to protect northern Australia’s growing aquaculture industry. In the wake of an unprecedented outbreak of white spot disease (WSD) in the southern Queensland prawn industry, farmers have responded with increased disease testing of stock, and ... 20-Jul-2017 more


More lives saved thanks to new transplant technologies

Researchers and clinicians working to save the lives of people with chronic kidney diseases say improvements in living donor transplant technologies are making a real impact on patient care. Members of the community will have the chance to hear about these life-saving efforts in a free public lecture being held at the University of Adelaide ... 18-Jul-2017 more


Exposure to oil impairs reef fish behaviour

A world-first study has found that petroleum-based oil, even in small amounts, causes coral reef fishes to engage in risky behaviours, endangering both their lives and the health of the reefs around them. Just as one too many cocktails can cloud a person’s judgement, oil—in concentrations equivalent to only a couple of drops in a ... 18-Jul-2017 more


Conservatorium guitar students to perform in South Korea

Students and staff of the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music will embark on a tour of South Korea starting next week, with a program of concert performances and cultural activities from 17-30 July. Under the direction of lecturer Oliver Fartach-Naini, the immersive Korean tour will see a group of 10 Elder ... 14-Jul-2017 more


Half a million opt for university's open online courses

The University of Adelaide’s 12th massive open online course (MOOC) starts next week, Thursday 20 July – marking more than half-a-million online learners for the University. Enrolments for the new five-week course are around 5500 and rising, and have lifted the University’s reach through its open digital learning program ... 14-Jul-2017 more


Scientists discover audio honeytrap for cane toads

James Cook University researchers say they now know exactly what makes horny cane toads boogie. And the toad tune could help sound the death knell for the pests.  JCU’s Ben Muller placed cane toad ‘audio traps’ with differing characteristics at various sites in the Townsville region. “We varied the sound ... 14-Jul-2017 more


PwC looks to paid internships to foster broader consultancy skills

Students from the University of Canberra will gain valuable industry experience and earn credit towards their degrees as part of a new paid internship program at PwC. Four students studying science, technology, engineering and maths-related degrees have been selected to take part in the new Industry Based Learning program, starting next ... 13-Jul-2017 more


Adult oral health to be assessed in national study

Thousands of people across New South Wales and Victoria will be encouraged to take part in dental interviews and free dental examinations as part of a $5.8 million national oral health study. NSW and VIC are the next States to be targeted by the National Study of Adult Oral Health 2017–2018, the first major study of its kind in ... 13-Jul-2017 more


Could topical creams be driving up antibiotic resistance?

A James Cook University scientist has warned about the side effects of overusing topical antibiotics, including concerns they’re contributing to global antibiotic resistance. The ground-breaking work from JCU Professor of General Practice Dr Clare Heal and her team has featured in the British Journal of Surgery - the premier ... 13-Jul-2017 more


Everyday chemicals linked to chronic diseases

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Adelaide researchers. Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) investigated the independent association between chronic ... 12-Jul-2017 more