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Friday, 31 October 2014

New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu

A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those that have been naturally infected.

This is a significant step in the fight against this often fatal strain of avian influenza which is widespread in the poultry populations of South East Asia, particularly Indonesia and Vietnam.

It causes global concern because of its possible transmission to humans and the threat of a pandemic if it mutates to a form that can be easily passed from bird to human then human to human. The research has been published in PLOS ONE. [Full Story]

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Smoking rates high among people with psychotic illness

The rate of smoking among people in Adelaide's northern suburbs who suffer from a psychotic illness is much greater than the national average. [Full Story]

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Time spent in childcare centres linked with poor behaviour

The length of time a child spends at a childcare centre in the first three years is associated with a set of problem behaviours by ages 4-5 years. [Full Story]

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Myth busted: family financing is anything but foolish

An entrepreneurial expert at the University of Adelaide has found within-family financing often strengthens rather than destroys relationships. [Full Story]

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix'

New multi-scenario modelling of world human population has concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change this century to solve issues of global sustainability. [Full Story]

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History of Science, Ideas & Technology Group Inc
Monday, 3 November 2014, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus

Seminar: Interactions between climate change and biological invasions - Franck Courchamp
Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mawson Lecture Theatre, G19, North Terrace Campus

Short Day Out - 140th Anniversary Foundation Day
Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Goodman Lawns

Festival of Learning and Teaching 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Various, North Terrace Campus

Friends of the Library event: Meg Hale - Mothers in ARMS: An amazing bunch of women
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

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