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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New simulator for older drivers is put to the test

University of Adelaide researchers are hoping that a new computer-based driving simulation will help lead to accurate, low-cost testing of older drivers' ability to stay safe on the roads.

Adelaide motorists aged 65 and over are now being sought for the study, which tests a range of cognitive functions under different conditions.

"Most older people are safe drivers with low crash risk - age itself doesn't determine someone's fitness to drive, but declining medical, physical and cognitive functions typically associated with ageing have been found to increase crash risk," says Nicole Matas, a PhD student in the University's School of Psychology. [Full Story]

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

New insight into SIDS deaths points to lack of oxygen

Research has shed new light onto the possible causes of SIDS, which could help to prevent future loss of children's lives. [Full Story]

Monday, 14 April 2014

Bizarre parasite may provide cuttlefish clues

Research into parasites of giant Australian cuttlefish has uncovered details of the parasites' astonishing life cycles. [Full Story]

Monday, 14 April 2014

Uni of Adelaide search for Dean to lead Waite campus

The University of Adelaide has commenced an international search for a new leadership role to oversee its academic and research operations at the Waite campus. [Full Story]

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Profound reform possible from demand-driven system review

Transformational sector-wide change would occur if the Review of the Demand Driven Funding System Report was adopted. [Full Story]

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Managing disparaties in cancer care: what can we learn from international initiatives?
Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 5:30 pm
Florey Lecture Theatre, Medical School South, North Terrace Campus

Quantum Technologies with Professor Jeremy O'Brien, University of Bristol, UK
Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
North Terrace Campus, Physics Building, Level 1, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre

Heather Taylor Johnson - Writing the Body
Thursday, 24 April 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library

Lunchtimes at Elder Hall - For the Fallen
Friday, 25 April 2014, 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
Elder Hall

Elder Perspectives - Christie Anderson and Friends
Sunday, 27 April 2014, 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Elder Hall

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