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New UniBar to support live music, local food and drink

The University of Adelaide's new UniBar will have a distinctly South Australian flavour and a full calendar of live music under the direction of respected local festival, music event and bar operators General Admission Entertainment. Run by Gareth Lewis, Aaron Sandow and Marc Huber, General Admission Entertainment is the team behind ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Lifejacket use on boats probed

As people pour onto the water for the summer holidays, a James Cook University researcher has been exploring the circumstances under which some boaties wear lifejackets and others don’t, Principle investigator Amy Peden is the National Manager of Research and Policy at Royal Life Saving – Australia, and a PhD candidate at JCU. ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Fighting another virus? Blame your parents

Genetics may play a bigger role in the body’s disease-fighting ability than scientists previously thought, according to the results from a new study of twins in Queensland. Scientists have long known that people build their own immune defence networks using antibodies – which are disease-fighting molecules that are deployed when ... 21-Jan-2019 more

New complex carbohydrate discovered in barley

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new complex carbohydrate in barley. The first of its kind to be discovered in over 30 years, the cereal polysaccharide has potential applications in food, medicine and cosmetics. The research by the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, has been published in ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Intermittent fasting could improve obese women’s health

Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets over 10 weeks. “Continuously ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Trees change inside as drought persists

James Cook University scientists have found that trees change their anatomy in response to prolonged drought. JCU’s Associate Professor Susan Laurance has led the Daintree Drought experiment since 2015, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College in the UK. The project involves using ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Ray of hope for fish allergy sufferers

Stingray flesh might be a surprising seafood substitute for sufferers of fish allergy, according to new research from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and collaborators in Europe. JCU Molecular Allergy Research Laboratory researcher Dr Aya Taki said fish allergy is one of the most common food allergies ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found. They are also far more likely to display harmful behaviours like smoking dependence and binge ... 21-Jan-2019 more

Being top dog doesn’t mean better sperm in African wild dogs

Researchers from JCU’s state-of-the-art Gamete and Embryology (GAME) Laboratory have a plan to help low-ranked African wild dogs become part of the breeding cycle and help ensure the endangered species survive.  The species (Lycaon pictus) is highly endangered, with a complex pack hierarchy in which subordinate animals usually do ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Revolutionary gene tech used on cancer-causing worm

A James Cook University (JCU) team in collaboration with teams in Thailand and the USA have used state-of-the art technology to cripple the gene in a parasitic worm suspected of causing cancer in tens of thousands of people each year.  Dr Michael Smout, Senior Research Fellow at JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Leader in entrepreneurship is new Dean of Business

A University of Adelaide professor who has played a leading role in entrepreneurship and business education in South Australia for more than a decade has been appointed Dean of the University's Adelaide Business School. Professor Noel Lindsay will take up his new role as Dean of Business on 4 February and will continue in his existing ... 30-Jan-2019 more

University of Adelaide is uni of choice for 2019

There's been an upswing in interest from domestic students and record numbers of international students making the University of Adelaide their university of choice for 2019. The latest data shows a growth of 6% in all preferences for undergraduate study at the University of Adelaide, including a 2% increase in first ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Will a massive Antarctic ice sheet collapse?

A James Cook University researcher will use an innovative technique to determine whether the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has collapsed in the past, leading to massive sea level rises, and if it is likely to do so again soon. Associate Professor Jan Strugnell said the WAIS contains 2.2 million cubic kilometres of ice, or just under 10% of ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Indonesian road-building spree among ‘world’s scariest’ environmental threats

An ambitious road-building spree by the Indonesian government will fragment and destroy vast areas of tropical rainforests on the island of Borneo, according to an international research team. “You’d be hard-pressed to identify a scarier threat to biodiversity anywhere on Earth,” said Dr Mohammed Alamgir from James Cook ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Poor sleep and heart-related death

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator of the chance of heart-related death, which cannot be attributed to sleep apnoea alone. A team led by Associate Professor Dominik Linz and ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health

A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has found that this is not the case. Published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology the study, conducted by Dr Esma J Dogramaci and co-author Professor David Brennan ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Corals light up to attract good company

New research shows corals emit an enticing fluorescent green light that attracts the mobile microalgae, known as Symbiodinium, critical to the establishment of a healthy partnership. The study, led by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University and Japan’s National Institute ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Experts call for rethink of global shipping to stop marine giants becoming ‘roadkill’

Researchers from James Cook University and Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to prevent whales and sharks from becoming marine ‘roadkill’. JCU’s Distinguished Professor Bill Laurance said more than 10 billion metric tons of goods travel by sea each year. “The growth of the ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Plant & Food Research boost at Waite campus

Science and Innovation company Plant & Food Research Australia is establishing a base at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus – a move that will boost research and innovation in South Australia’s horticulture and agri-food sectors. Already working with the University on agricultural product development, and almond ... 30-Jan-2019 more

Aquaculture plan for northern Australia

James Cook University scientists are starting work on a study that will map out the future of aquaculture in northern Australia. Minister for Developing Northern Australia Senator Matthew Canavan today announced the start of the northern Australia aquaculture industry situational analysis study. The 12-month, $420,000 project will ... 05-Feb-2019 more

Scientists offer solutions to protect coastal populations

A JCU scientist has joined more than 150 others from around the world to demonstrate how to protect coastal and estuarine areas as pressures from climate change and human encroachment increase. JCU Adjunct Professor Eric Wolanski said coasts and estuaries worldwide are home to about 40% of the world’s population, but are being ... 05-Feb-2019 more

Step forward for pneumonia vaccine development

A vaccine against the biggest bacterial killer on the planet is a step closer to being available with funding secured for preclinical trials. Professor James Paton, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases and his team have been working on a vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) ... 05-Feb-2019 more

Ewe beauty! Making lamb even better

In a boost for health-conscious red meat fans, James Cook University scientists have found that lambs fed canola oil or flaxseed oil have improved growth rates and contain more of a beneficial fatty acid that protects against disease – all with no loss in their wool quality. JCU’s Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition and ... 08-Feb-2019 more

Australia’s oldest PhD graduate becomes a doctor at 94

For Australia’s oldest PhD graduate Dr David Bottomley, learning is a life-long journey. At 94 years of age, Dr Bottomley graduated from Curtin University last night with a Doctor of Philosophy after completing his thesis, which examined the teaching methods of five progressive English educators who introduced an understanding of ... 12-Feb-2019 more

DNA shows penguin evolution linked to island formation

New research has improved understanding of penguin evolution, revealing that the origin of many species is linked to island formation. An international team of researchers from Australia – including the University of Adelaide – New Zealand, USA, UK, and China, analysed genetic data from all 20 living penguin species – plus ... 12-Feb-2019 more

Climate change may destroy tiger’s home

A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years. “Fewer than 4,000 Bengal tigers are alive today,” said JCU’s Professor Bill Laurance, a co-author of the ... 12-Feb-2019 more

Organic waste could power one in five apartments at Sydney’s One Central Park

Capturing and treating food waste, sewage and trade waste on-site at Sydney’s iconic One Central Park could provide apartments with renewable energy to supply as much as 20 percent of their electricity needs or 50 percent of hot water, according to new research by the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF). Managing organic waste ... 14-Feb-2019 more

Citizen scientists to help map the reef

James Cook University is calling for volunteers to help map the seafloor around the Great Barrier Reef to better protect the natural icon. JCU marine geologist Dr Robin Beaman said the Royal Australian Navy does great work mapping the main shipping channels and hazards to navigation such as coral reefs, but there are still many areas that ... 14-Feb-2019 more

Uni of Adelaide community embraces RCC Fringe

Some of the University of Adelaide’s most iconic spaces on its North Terrace campus have been transformed into the home of RCC Fringe 2019, with the event officially kicking off tonight (Friday 15 February). The 31-day fully curated arts event will host a wide variety of acts, including Canadian circus ravers Cirque Alfonse, the ... 15-Feb-2019 more

Preserved leaves reveal 7000 years of rainfall and drought

A study by University of Adelaide researchers and Queensland Government scientists has revealed what south-east Queensland’s rainfall was like over the last 7000 years – including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought. The study – published in Scientific Reports - used ... 22-Feb-2019 more

‘Seeing’ tails help sea snakes avoid predators

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. An international study led by the University of Adelaide shows that several species of Australian sea snakes can sense light on their tail skin, prompting them to withdraw their tails ... 25-Feb-2019 more

Once-a-day capsule a new way to reduce debilitating symptoms of chronic breathlessness

More than 70,000 Australians who suffer from chronic breathlessness will now have access to life-changing medication to manage their symptoms. In a world first, Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd announced the listing of Kapanol® low dose extended-release morphine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for the symptomatic ... 25-Feb-2019 more

How long does it take coral reefs to recover from bleaching?

New research reveals it could take coral reefs around a decade to recover from bleaching, and that’s only if the reef isn’t threatened by re-bleaching or extreme weather such as a cyclone. James Cook University‘s Professor Eric Wolanski was part of a team at the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) that examined ... 25-Feb-2019 more

Pussy Riot joins Uni's creative revolution

Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot will headline an in-conversation series of free talks at the University of Adelaide, offering audiences an exclusive insight into some of the RCC Fringe 2019's leading performers. Run by the University's Sia Furler Institute of Contemporary Music and Media, the next three Creative ... 25-Feb-2019 more

Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa. Led by the University of Adelaide, the research in the journal Diversity showed that ... 25-Feb-2019 more

Survey shows flood caught people out

Preliminary survey results from victims of North Queensland’s flooding show the unprecedented scale of the event caught people unawares, and more than half of those who took part in the survey did not evacuate or have a plan to get to safety. Dr Yetta Gurtner is a researcher at the Centre for Disaster Studies at James Cook University. ... 25-Feb-2019 more

High marks for Uni of Adelaide in Asia-Pacific ranking

The University of Adelaide has been recognised as one of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region, with the release today of the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings. The latest THE rankings list the University of Adelaide as 23rd in the Asia-Pacific region and 7th in Australia. "Today's ... 25-Feb-2019 more

Centre of excellence will focus on EU

A new centre of excellence conducting research into global trade and affairs has been launched at the University of Adelaide today, Monday 25 February. The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Trade and Global Affairs will foster research on the European Union (EU) and its relations with Australia, offer courses on European ... 25-Feb-2019 more

Abortion laws ready for reform

 The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide has been requested by the South Australian Attorney-General to examine changes to the State’s abortion laws. “The South Australian Law Reform Institute welcomes the opportunity to undertake this most important reference, with a ... 01-Mar-2019 more

Exploring the deep reef

Scientists have taken a rare look at the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and have discovered they’re teeming with a kaleidoscope of life. And they say conservation planners should take into account their findings to better protect the international icon. James Cook University PhD candidate Tiffany Sih led the study, which used ... 01-Mar-2019 more

Heatwave misperceptions lead to danger

South Australians don’t see heatwaves as serious events and warnings do little more than ‘trigger’ common-sense behaviours like turning on the air-conditioner, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. The research, conducted by the University’s School of Public Health, found that South Australians do not ... 01-Mar-2019 more

World rankings: vet science is a new jewel in the crown

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 for the University of Adelaide underline its position as a world-class research and teaching institution. Veterinary science, taught at the University’s Roseworthy campus, is a stand-out result in a suite of impressive results, joining the top 50 for the first time. “The University ... 01-Mar-2019 more

NQ floods could cause “freshwater bleaching” of GBR

New research confirms that dramatic changes in ocean salinity – such as that caused by severe freshwater flooding from the recent devastating north Queensland floods - provoke a similar stress response in corals as extreme heating, resulting in potentially deadly “freshwater bleaching”. Researchers from the ARC Centre of ... 01-Mar-2019 more

University of Adelaide sees bright future with new strategic plan

The University of Adelaide's new strategic plan will see the University charging itself with the role of "future maker" for the State. Announced today, the new plan, Future Making, will shape the trajectory of the University through to its 150th year (in 2024) and beyond. "Future Making challenges our University to ... 05-Mar-2019 more

French Australian partnership leads to new Double Master’s Degree

Talented engineering students will be able to study for a dual Master’s degree – specifically in mechanical engineering and acoustics - to be offered in Australia and France. The announcement, made today by the University of Adelaide and French engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lyon, is the latest in the University’s ... 05-Mar-2019 more

Lessons from 50 years of corporate collapse

A long-term study of Australian corporate collapses has found regulators have repeatedly failed to use the powers available to protect the public. James Cook University’s Dr Richard Lane is a Chartered Accountant whose PhD thesis examined unexpected corporate failures in Australia over five decades and whether there was a common thread ... 05-Mar-2019 more

Real-time genetic tests could be game changer

In a move that could revolutionise patient care, James Cook University researchers will be trialling the use of hand-held genetic testing devices in hospitals to catch deadly diseases before they get out of control. Dr Matthew Field, senior research fellow in Bioinformatics at JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine ... 12-Mar-2019 more

Eco-friendly surf board wins Australian eChallenge France

Top prize in the University of Adelaide’s annual Australian eChallange France Awards has gone to Hexa Surfboard who have won one year’s business incubator space in Adelaide. Hexa Surfboard won the top prize for their innovative approach to 3D printed eco-friendly surfboards. The team, who are all surfers and engineers, ... 12-Mar-2019 more

No silver bullet for the Great Barrier Reef

Recent north Queensland flooding and the mass outflows of polluted water onto the Great Barrier Reef have focused attention on the impact of water quality on the Reef’s health. But new research reveals that even if water quality is improved, it won’t be enough on its own to save the Great Barrier Reef. Because of the ... 12-Mar-2019 more

Pollinators need people

A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. “There’s increasing awareness of the importance of pollinators to our quality of life,” lead researcher Rosemary Hill said. “That discussion is often reduced to how ... 12-Mar-2019 more

Australians embrace entrepreneurship

Australia outperforms most other developed economies on most indicators relating to the quality and economic impact of our business start-ups, according to a new report by the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and QUT’s Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research ... 12-Mar-2019 more

Big data takes aim at a big human problem

A James Cook University scientist is part of an international team that’s used new ‘big data’ analysis to achieve a major advance in understanding neurological disorders such as Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr Ashley Waardenberg, a Theme Leader from JCU’s Centre for Tropical ... 19-Mar-2019 more

Honorary doctorates for Adelaide Festival leaders

Arts luminaries Neil Armfield, Robert Brookman and Rachel Healy will be awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Adelaide. Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen said: “The University of Adelaide is delighted to award honorary doctorates to these three nationally recognised leaders of the arts. “Our graduation ... 19-Mar-2019 more

Students join virtuoso for Bowie concert

University of Adelaide music students will play with American ensemble Ambient Orchestra and cello virtuoso Maya Beiser in a classical arrangement of David Bowie’s final album at Elder Hall this weekend. The concert, during the last weekend of the RCC Fringe at the University of Adelaide, will see musicians play Blackstar Concerto, ... 19-Mar-2019 more

Eating fish may help prevent asthma

A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a small village in ... 19-Mar-2019 more

Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative – and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel’s reports suggest. Published in the journal BioScience, the team of scientists from the University of ... 21-Mar-2019 more

SCOPE project scoops $16 million EU grant

A University of Adelaide researcher, alongside members of an international team, has won an AU$16 million ERC Synergy Grant to use plasma energy to produce fertilisers which provides the opportunity for new business models and could even lead to crops on Mars. “The SCOPE project (Surface-COnfined fast-modulated Plasma for process and ... 21-Mar-2019 more

Inbred invasive ants eat their sterile sons

James Cook University researchers have discovered the queens of an invasive ant species cannibalise their sterile sons in an extraordinary strategy designed to improve the colony’s survival. JCU and CSIRO PhD student Pauline Lenancker led the study of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), an invasive species that is a ... 27-Mar-2019 more

100% world-class rating for Uni of Adelaide research

The University of Adelaide has reaffirmed its standing as the leading research and innovation university in South Australia. The University is playing a world-leading role in 41 research fields, and 100% of its 67 assessed research disciplines have been rated at world class or above, according to the latest results of the national Excellence ... 27-Mar-2019 more

Urban biodiversity to lower chronic disease

Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health because it will help ‘rewild’ the environmental and human microbiota, University of Adelaide researchers say. In a new paper, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers say that humans –  thought of as ... 27-Mar-2019 more

Breast is best - but don’t stress

New research has cast doubt on medical advice commonly given to pregnant women with diabetes. James Cook University’s Professor Clare Heal says pregnant women with diabetes are encouraged to express milk before their baby is born. “The first secretion from the mammary glands shortly before and after giving birth is colostrum, ... 28-Mar-2019 more

Calming pheromones could decrease animal aggression

James Cook University researchers have discovered that naturally occurring pheromones may minimise stress-related aggression in African wild dogs; which could eventually be harnessed to control such behaviour in other animals – possibly including humans.  JCU scientist Dr Damien Paris said Dog Appeasing Pheromones (DAP) are fatty ... 02-Apr-2019 more

Geoffrey Robertson asks: “Who owns the past?”

Geoffrey Robertson AO QC, one of the world’s most celebrated human rights lawyers, is an advocate for the return of artefacts to their rightful owners including aboriginal remains kept in British museums and the Parthenon Marbles. In delivering the John Bray Oration at the University of Adelaide on Tuesday 2 April he will ask the question: ... 02-Apr-2019 more

Helping to keep travellers healthy and safe

With a record 1.3 billion international tourists roaming the planet last year, the risks of travellers spreading and contracting diseases are greater than ever. James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat has now been given the responsibility of keeping the globetrotting travellers healthy. Professor Leggat has been elected the ... 02-Apr-2019 more

Sea snakes make record-setting deep dives

Sea snakes, best known from shallow tropical waters, have been recorded swimming at 250 metres in the deep-sea ‘twilight zone’, smashing the previous diving record of 133 metres held by sea snakes. Footage of a sea snake swimming at 245 metres deep, and another sea snake at 239 metres has been provided to University of Adelaide ... 02-Apr-2019 more

Spectacular rare gecko discovered on Townsville’s doorstep

A rare and beautiful new species of gecko has been discovered in North Queensland. Dr Conrad Hoskin, a tropical biologist at James Cook University, said the gecko was discovered in the hills behind Townsville. It was found at The Pinnacles, a small, rugged range on the western edge of Townsville. The species has been named the Pinnacles ... 04-Apr-2019 more

Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs

The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research published today in Nature. “Dead corals don’t make babies,” said lead author Professor Terry Hughes, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook ... 04-Apr-2019 more

JCU rated best in the world against UN goal

James Cook University has been judged the best university in the world in its commitment to the United Nation’s goal of reducing inequality.  The newly-published Times Higher Education University Impact Ratings ranks how universities are ‘walking the talk’, judged against the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals ... 04-Apr-2019 more

Flexibility sought in forfeiture law

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide is reviewing the current law of forfeiture in South Australia and its impact in murder or manslaughter cases, especially those that involve domestic violence, mercy killings or mental impairment. “Under the State’s ... 09-Apr-2019 more

Mystery of submerged beetles’ breathing solved

Studying tiny diving beetles found in aquifers in the Western Australian goldfields, scientists found that the insects absorbed oxygen directly from the water, with results published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Lead author Karl Jones, a PhD candidate from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences, said ... 09-Apr-2019 more

Mints, dirt and zippers, but sandpaper was a rub too far

As ball tampering bans end for Australian international cricketers, James Cook University legal experts say it was legally correct and morally right for the players to receive hefty penalties. Australian cricketers David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith were caught using sandpaper to alter the performance of a cricket ball during a ... 09-Apr-2019 more

New wasps named after biscuits and Doctor Who aliens

University of Adelaide researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps. “I named one wasp Sathon oreo as the antennae are dark brown with a thick white stripe in the middle… like an Oreo chocolate biscuit,” says Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries ... 09-Apr-2019 more

Innovative new toolkit to fill gaps in missing shark and ray data

WWF and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries & Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University have developed the first toolkit of its kind that provides a variety of ways to collect scientific data on sharks and rays to help conserve and manage these species, many of which are threatened. Sharks and rays are in a deepening crisis, ... 12-Apr-2019 more

Innovative new toolkit to fill gaps in missing shark and ray data

WWF and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries & Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University have developed the first toolkit of its kind that provides a variety of ways to collect scientific data on sharks and rays to help conserve and manage these species, many of which are threatened. Sharks and rays are in a deepening crisis, ... 12-Apr-2019 more

Mountain rescue

A mountaintop rescue mission is being launched in Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area to collect and record plant species at risk from climate change. “These plants, which rely on the cool tropical mountaintops more than 1000 metres above sea level, are losing their habitat,” said Professor Darren Crayn, Director ... 12-Apr-2019 more

$1.2 million for community-led endometriosis research and support

A digital health platform for endometriosis research and support will be developed by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute thanks to $1.2 million funding from the Federal Government and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. This project will harness the collective power of the endometriosis community – patient ... 12-Apr-2019 more

Quantum sensors to make Australia safer

by Andre Luiten One hundred years ago, a new science, Quantum Mechanics, had to be devised to try to explain unexplainable phenomena that had been discovered in the microscopic world. Quantum Mechanics has been blowing our minds ever since: predicting, for example, that one object can be in two different locations at the same time or giving ... 12-Apr-2019 more

Funding to prevent Parkinson’s cognitive decline

University of Adelaide researchers will combine custom cognitive testing, cutting edge genomic analyses and computer modelling to predict who is most at risk of cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease. Researcher Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino from the Adelaide Medical School said funding from the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation would ... 12-Apr-2019 more

Fishy diagnostics for food allergy testing

James Cook University scientists have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable - potentially putting lives at risk. A team led by PhD candidate Thimo Ruethers from JCU’s Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) evaluated 26 commercially available fish preparations used for skin prick ... 12-Apr-2019 more

New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies

The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement could outstrip current production rates for key metals by as early as 2022, according to new research by the UTS Institute for ... 17-Apr-2019 more

Community views invited on abortion laws

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties today, Wednesday 17 April 2019, as part of its review of the State’s abortion laws. “The South Australian Law Reform Institute has been asked by the Attorney-General Vickie ... 17-Apr-2019 more