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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Predicting the future course of psychotic illness

University of Adelaide psychiatry researchers have developed a model that could help to predict a patient's likelihood of a good outcome from treatment - from their very first psychotic episode.

The model is based on a range of factors, including clinical symptoms, cognitive abilities, MRI scans of the brain's structure, and biomarkers in the patient's blood.

Speaking in the lead up to Mental Health Week (5-12 October), the University's Head of Psychiatry, Professor Bernhard Baune, says the model is a revolutionary idea for psychiatric care, and is aimed at improving treatment for people suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. He says the model is applicable to other types of mental illnesses as well. [Full Story]

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Virulence of killer bacteria "like roll of a dice"

An international team of scientists has uncovered a genetic switch that turns the global killer bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, from a seemingly benign form to a lethal one. [Full Story]

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Universities face a "perfect storm" with, or without, fee deregulation

Australian universities face a "perfect storm" of financial, demographic, and technological forces that threaten to undermine the sector regardless of the Senate's decision on fee deregulation, warns the University of Adelaide's Vice-Chancellor and President. [Full Story]

Monday, 29 September 2014

Fine-tuning plant cells for superior cereal crops

Changing the developmental path of grain in cereal crops to better influence yield, quality and end-use is the aim of Dr Matthew Tucker. [Full Story]

Friday, 26 September 2014

New research reveals big problems with big data

In an era of big data and mass surveillance, everything from social media activity and internet searches to purchasing habits and GPS movements are collated to build an individual profile and make assumptions about behaviours and personalities. [Full Story]

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17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014 - Thursday, 2 October 2014
Waite Campus

Evenings at Elder Hall - Hansel And Gretel
Thursday, 2 October 2014 - Sunday, 5 October 2014, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Elder Hall

Miss Julie & After Miss Julie
Saturday, 4 October 2014 - Saturday, 18 October 2014, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Little Theatre, (The Cloisters), North Terrace Campus

Inaugural Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre

Masterclass Series - Piers Lane
Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Elder Hall

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