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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Research shows SA koalas with high disease

University of Adelaide research has shown that South Australian koalas may have a much higher prevalence than thought of the two key infectious diseases threatening koala populations across Australia. The findings have important implications for koala conservation nationwide.

The study found very high levels (77%) of koala retrovirus (an HIV/AIDS-like virus) and 32% Chlamydia in the 31 koalas tested. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection which causes urinary and reproductive tract disease.

"While koala populations in Queensland and NSW have 100% incidence of retrovirus, the Mount Lofty Ranges koala population has been considered to be a thriving population with a low incidence of disease," says Jessica Fabijan, Honours student with the University's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences who conducted the study. "But these results show disease is a significant factor in our local koalas." [Full Story]

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Bacterial toxin targets discovered

Research that provides a new understanding of how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies. [Full Story]

Monday, 24 November 2014

$3.25m to develop a novel way to detect and monitor aggressive prostate cancer

Adelaide researchers are leading a new, world-first project to help quickly determine life-threatening cases of prostate cancer. [Full Story]

Monday, 24 November 2014

How can we help patients overcome MRI anxiety?

Fear and anxiety about undergoing an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is a very real issue among patients. [Full Story]

Friday, 21 November 2014

New model of follow up for breast cancer patients

Public health researchers from the University of Adelaide have evaluated international breast cancer guidelines. [Full Story]

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Master of Public Health 25 Year Anniversary Colloquium
Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre

World renowned Richard Fortey public lecture: Survivors: the animals and plants that time has left behind
Friday, 28 November 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre

Elder Perspectives - Mark Gaydon & Friends
Sunday, 30 November 2014, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Elder Hall

Carols on Campus
Thursday, 18 December 2014, 7:00 pm
Bonython Hall

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