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University News Archive

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 December 2014
19 Dec What we've learnt from the Boxing Day tsunami
17 Dec South Australia home to nation-leading Cluster Observatory
15 Dec Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity
12 Dec Social skills training needed for people with depression
12 Dec Australian Ebola case risk reducing, yet remains
11 Dec Dingoes bring economic benefit to cattle graziers
10 Dec Lifestyle the key to gap in cardiac patient outcomes
9 Dec Grants for excellence in teaching and learning
9 Dec Finding a perfect match to attack Alzhemier's disease
8 Dec Chinese plant science professor appointed to Uni of Adelaide
8 Dec Computer code is the "new literacy" for schools
5 Dec Cancer-like retina could lead to new treatments
5 Dec New program pilots early entry into Sciences
4 Dec University of Adelaide VC applauds volunteers
4 Dec School results boosted by improved focus in class
3 Dec Movements help measure child sleep problems
2 Dec New dental clinic to open in 2017 after partnership between Government and University of Adelaide
2 Dec Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target
1 Dec Many Australians with missing teeth don't need dentures
 November 2014
27 Nov "Body recognition" compares with fingerprint ID
26 Nov Monash Scholars aim to make a difference in health
26 Nov Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change
26 Nov Men have twice the death rate from hip fractures
25 Nov Research shows SA koalas with high disease
25 Nov Bacterial toxin targets discovered
24 Nov $3.25m to develop a novel way to detect and monitor aggressive prostate cancer
24 Nov How can we help patients overcome MRI anxiety?
21 Nov New model of follow up for breast cancer patients
21 Nov $38m centre: new tools for `seeing' into the body
20 Nov Elite athletes under stress to lose weight
19 Nov New book celebrates Australian women Army doctors
18 Nov Peking Duk heads Uni of Adelaide Open Night band line up
18 Nov Going home on time can benefit workers' health
17 Nov Women's fertility linked to detox element in diet
14 Nov Wearable antennas for remote monitoring
14 Nov Solar trading scheme takes out the Australian eChallenge
13 Nov Health researcher is Young Australian of the Year for SA
13 Nov Research aims to stop the rise of childhood diabetes
12 Nov Uni of Adelaide appoints former Governor as 16th Chancellor
12 Nov Wine marketing via Facebook is a laughing matter
11 Nov Controversial medication has benefits for breastfeeding
10 Nov Uni of Adelaide alumnus appointed to International Court of Justice
10 Nov Equal care, survival rates for country cancer patients
10 Nov Sustainable development boost for Spencer Gulf
7 Nov Understanding the impact of parents' mental illness
6 Nov GP guidelines needed for chronic pain treatment
5 Nov Excellence recognised in Endeavour awards
5 Nov $15 million for new Uni of Adelaide research
4 Nov Low-level toxin in drinking water can alter stem cells
3 Nov Singapore conference highlights global health needs
3 Nov International students recognised by Governor
3 Nov Helping Pacific islanders eat more "greens"
 October 2014
31 Oct New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu
30 Oct Smoking rates high among people with psychotic illness
29 Oct Time spent in childcare centres linked with poor behaviour
28 Oct Myth busted: family financing is anything but foolish
28 Oct Reducing population is no environmental `quick fix'
27 Oct Just 30 minutes of exercise has benefits for the brain
24 Oct Cyber security: humans are largely the problem
23 Oct Showcasing technology ingenuity of the future
23 Oct Improving care for babies at risk
23 Oct Right environment could improve stem cell therapies
22 Oct Early intervention could boost education levels
21 Oct Cereals researcher elected to Australian Academy
21 Oct New methods to calculate risk of floods
20 Oct Why has Halloween infiltrated Australian culture?
17 Oct Stellar health funding result for Uni of Adelaide
17 Oct Improving care for intoxicated women assault victims
16 Oct Bridging the knowledge gap on bone diseases
16 Oct Are the days of fighting over Murray water finished?
15 Oct Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins
14 Oct Timing is key for traumatic brain injury treatment
13 Oct Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits
9 Oct More research needed on benefits of psychedelic drugs
9 Oct Uni of Adelaide maths student is 2015 Rhodes Scholar
8 Oct Uni of Adelaide appoints new head for Singapore operations
8 Oct Better prediction of mine and other collapse
7 Oct One million Asian children living with blindness
4 Oct Health gap for disadvantaged people "disturbing"
3 Oct Mental illness linked to extreme risk of homelessness
2 Oct Uni of Adelaide scores international rankings hat-trick
1 Oct Predicting the future course of psychotic illness
1 Oct Virulence of killer bacteria "like roll of a dice"
 September 2014
30 Sep Universities face a "perfect storm" with, or without, fee deregulation
29 Sep Fine-tuning plant cells for superior cereal crops
26 Sep New research reveals big problems with big data
25 Sep Sitting and office lighting among work risks
24 Sep Flying doctor bees to prevent cherry disease
23 Sep Everyday activities focus of healthy ageing study
22 Sep Clinical relationships key to treatment of alcohol abuse
19 Sep Brown rice offers more benefits in a healthy diet
18 Sep Immune link to stress could help in treating depression
18 Sep Europeans come from three ancient populations
17 Sep Budding entrepreneurs' new ventures on show
16 Sep Australian music icon among honorary degrees
16 Sep New dawn for pasta wheat in Australia
12 Sep Expert administrator to lead Uni of Adelaide operations
12 Sep Debate on human rights vs human needs
11 Sep Chip packets help make safer water in PNG
10 Sep Approach to deadly sepsis infections continues to vary
9 Sep Halving the risk of preterm birth for twins
8 Sep Non-English subjects can help migrant and refugee children
8 Sep Continuing Bragg legacy of structure determination
4 Sep Research targets early symptoms of Parkinson's
3 Sep New Dean for University Vet School at Roseworthy campus
3 Sep New research unravels complex stroke mechanisms
2 Sep New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth
1 Sep A research thesis in just three minutes
 August 2014
29 Aug Students show their skills at Royal Show
29 Aug Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns
28 Aug How does your wine make you feel?
27 Aug Piglet weaning age no bar to litter frequency
26 Aug Critical time for once-in-a-lifetime higher education reform
25 Aug Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age
22 Aug On the hunt for dark matter in Adelaide
22 Aug New Laureate Fellow to map genetic human history
21 Aug World-first conference on indigenous oral health
21 Aug Research into building blocks of conception earns award
20 Aug Program for budding entrepreneurs launched today
19 Aug Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel
18 Aug University of Adelaide Festival celebrates the music of Bach
18 Aug Resistant bacteria on the rise across Australia
15 Aug Top 200 for Adelaide Uni in prestigious international rankings
15 Aug Bringing emergency communications together
15 Aug Message to parents: babies don't "start from scratch"
14 Aug Flexible entry for engineering studies
14 Aug Celebrating the value of science
13 Aug Uni of Adelaide among best in nation for research and student-staff ratio
13 Aug Treatment does not prevent pre-eclampsia, pregnancy loss
12 Aug Breaking new ground for $206m Medical and Nursing building
11 Aug Open Day still draws in the crowds
9 Aug Professor Tony Thomas is SA Scientist of the Year
7 Aug 140 influential books for 140 years of Uni history
7 Aug Part of the brain stays "youthful" into older age
6 Aug National Wine Centre wins prestigious awards
6 Aug Research to help prevent quad bike accidents
5 Aug Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
4 Aug Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment
1 Aug Can selective logging maintain forest biodiversity?
1 Aug Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds
 July 2014
31 Jul Soccer's key role in helping migrants to adjust
30 Jul Review of South Australian schemes for locating wills
30 Jul Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety
29 Jul Preterm children's brains can catch up years later
29 Jul Young researchers win Tall Poppy Awards
28 Jul Search for new Uni of Adelaide Chancellor underway
28 Jul Uni of Adelaide to open new dental clinic for the community
25 Jul New system to detect mercury in water systems
24 Jul New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley
23 Jul Uni of Adelaide awarded record 11 new Future Fellowships
23 Jul Midwives can deliver improved health literacy to patients
22 Jul Good leadership the key to country town economies
21 Jul Learning how to defend against cyber attack
18 Jul Upgraded telescope opens window to universe
17 Jul Pelicans most at risk from fishing tackle injuries
16 Jul New study taps into genetics of spinal pain
15 Jul Diabetes study investigates whey to control blood glucose
14 Jul Pumping efficiency into electrical motors
11 Jul Adelaide students to be hosted by Canterbury
9 Jul Student ingenuity on show in 2014
8 Jul Adelaide Uni VC warns of looming disaster if dereg defeated
8 Jul HIV study leads to insights into deadly infection
7 Jul Animal vaccines should guide malaria research
4 Jul Leading the way in 3D metal printing for industry
3 Jul Boron tolerance discovery for higher wheat yields
1 Jul Multiple chronic disease doubles in Adelaide's north-west
 June 2014
27 Jun $3.8 million for industry-linked research
26 Jun Students take advantage of Winter School
25 Jun Giving women more choice when inducing labour
24 Jun Poor nutrition leads to development of chronic diseases
23 Jun Link between endurance sports and heart condition
20 Jun New wasp species may be friends of agriculture
20 Jun New skulls show oldest Neandertal traits
19 Jun University of Adelaide announces edX partnership
18 Jun Punishment plays important role in forgiveness
17 Jun Singapore President receives honorary doctorate
17 Jun Genetic pathway can slow spread of ovarian cancer
12 Jun Research boost for billion-dollar wheat and copper industries
12 Jun Are female hormones playing a key role in obesity epidemic?
11 Jun Uni to conduct armed services wellbeing research program
10 Jun Game changer for leukaemia therapy
10 Jun Queen's Birthday honours for University staff
6 Jun Prostate cancer biomarkers identified in seminal fluid
5 Jun New ball to showcase talent in World Cup
4 Jun Study finds AFL equalisation policy ineffective
2 Jun Uni welcomes G-G as Patron of Joanna Briggs Institute Foundation
2 Jun World's best thermometer made from light
 May 2014
30 May Leading the way on medical research in South Australia
29 May Most Baby Boomers have no intention of retiring
28 May Call to ban trade on iconic Nautilus seashell
28 May Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival?
26 May Uni of Adelaide renews commitment to Reconciliation
26 May Deli meats show signs of poor hygiene
23 May Poor diet before pregnancy is linked with preterm birth
23 May Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins
22 May How healthy is that puppy on the website?
21 May $2.5m project to speed up species identification
20 May Grandparents need to negotiate on child care
19 May Construction sector could be a safety net for many auto workers
16 May The University of Adelaide thanks its 2000 volunteers
16 May Protecting buildings from bomb attack
15 May 140 treasures for 140 years of University history
15 May Bread bag clips can pose serious problem if swallowed
13 May Pyne's university revolution the greatest change in 30 years
12 May Waite legacy captured in new social history
12 May $206m Medical & Nursing School building final size approved
9 May The Braggs takes out top development award
9 May More action to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody
8 May Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids
8 May Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light
7 May Getting to the meat of animal welfare issues
7 May Two of SA's finest orchestras in collaboration
4 May Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter
2 May University of Adelaide backs Fair Trade Fortnight
2 May Measuring vegetation status by photography
1 May Adelaide Language Festival celebrates diversity
1 May Chinese partnership for agriculture and health
 April 2014
30 Apr Stem cells from teeth can make brain-like cells
30 Apr South Australia's citizens make koalas count
29 Apr Internet and video game addiction needs better treatment
29 Apr New around-the-clock vet care by Uni of Adelaide
28 Apr University of Adelaide to award 11 honorary degrees
24 Apr Scientists find new genes on male sex chromosomes
23 Apr Computer screening could help patients and healthcare
22 Apr New mineral shows nature's infinite variability
17 Apr Survival hope for melanoma patients thanks to new vaccine
16 Apr New simulator for older drivers is put to the test
15 Apr New insight into SIDS deaths points to lack of oxygen
14 Apr Bizarre parasite may provide cuttlefish clues
14 Apr Uni of Adelaide search for Dean to lead Waite campus
13 Apr Profound reform possible from demand-driven system review
10 Apr Proof that antidepressants and breastfeeding can mix
9 Apr Can animals really help people in hospitals, aged care?
8 Apr Common diabetes treatment could extend hypoglycaemia
7 Apr Tasting technology to help university choice
6 Apr Adelaide VC welcomes Norton reforms for student loans
4 Apr EU to harness the power of SA research and development
4 Apr Neonatal nurses need more training to support parents
3 Apr What influences us most when choosing wine?
1 Apr Legume research uncovers nitrogen uptake genes
 March 2014
31 Mar Uni of Adelaide student crowned 2014 Young Achiever
31 Mar Anaesthetic technique important to prevent damage to brain
28 Mar Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication
27 Mar Gen X obesity a major problem for healthcare, workforce
26 Mar Racist language cuts across media, politicians and public
25 Mar Breakthrough in HIV and Hep C vaccine research
21 Mar University of Adelaide students win DSTO scholarships
21 Mar Fair electoral boundaries an "impossible challenge"
20 Mar Research triangle on offer for Uni of Adelaide Medical PhD students
20 Mar Can 'love hormone' protect against addiction?
19 Mar Small step towards growing tissue in the lab
18 Mar Prioritising dental care for those who need it
18 Mar Chicken bones tell true story of Pacific migration
17 Mar New hope for early detection of stomach cancer
14 Mar International flavour for wine students
14 Mar Critical role of one gene to our brain development
13 Mar Integrating the physical and digital worlds
12 Mar Chronic pain research delves into the brain
11 Mar Wombats get waxed for their own protection
7 Mar Do we still need International Women's Day?
6 Mar Fulbright Scholar to focus on age-related decline
6 Mar Genetic techniques have role in future of dental care
4 Mar Building family livelihoods from charcoal in PNG
3 Mar `Fingerprinting' trees to stop illegal logging
 February 2014
28 Feb Lend Lease to build new Uni of Adelaide Medical/Nursing School
27 Feb New tool to unlock genetics of grape-growing
25 Feb Study: Do you and your horse both have asthma?
24 Feb University of Adelaide awards $1.5 million in scholarships
24 Feb Herbal medicines warning: unregistered and unreliable
24 Feb In-cell TVs reduce self-harm in Aboriginal prisoners
21 Feb Reviving German language in the Barossa Valley
20 Feb Targeting cancer at the nanoscale
19 Feb Dreams, déjà vu and delusions caused by faulty "reality testing"
18 Feb Fighting killer diseases among $9.9m health grants
17 Feb Sea snake at risk of being lost in hybrid swarm
17 Feb University research: Does your dog love you?
14 Feb New Colombo Plan success for study in Japan
14 Feb Pregnancy study leads to fewer high birth weight babies
13 Feb New leadership role to take Roseworthy campus forward
13 Feb Grape seed promise in fight against bowel cancer
12 Feb Free public seminar: improving treatment of prostate cancer
12 Feb Higher rate of hypothermia deaths in SA than in Sweden
11 Feb How accurate is child mental health screening at four years?
10 Feb University of Adelaide joins in the festivities of Mad March
10 Feb Fires have wiped out native South Australian birds
7 Feb Unified legal process needed for IVF with dead men's sperm
6 Feb Good news from survey on superbugs in animals
5 Feb Using nanotechnology to protect grain exports
4 Feb Stopping liver failure from painkiller overdose
3 Feb Studying sea snakes for underwater robot design
3 Feb Advances in cholesterol-lowering drugs within five years
 January 2014
31 Jan Diagnosis just a breath away with new laser
31 Jan Celebrating the legacy of Mawson's polar exploration
30 Jan Biggest Loser a setback for healthy weight loss
29 Jan University of Adelaide agricultural research on show for Indonesian delegates
29 Jan Adelaide VC warns against premature ATAR analysis
28 Jan Uni of Adelaide applauds 2014 Australia Day Honours recipients
28 Jan Male-female communication at conception shapes the health of offspring
24 Jan New Australian-European double degrees in business offered through grant
23 Jan New scholarships to promote wine education
22 Jan Uni of Adelaide Business School attracts high-flyer leaders
20 Jan GP health checks have impact on risk factors
15 Jan Diabetics benefit from high-protein diets without risk
14 Jan Teens' sleep impacted by electronic media use
10 Jan Record number of research students to graduate
9 Jan Higher risk of birth problems after assisted conception
6 Jan Researchers map out world's winegrape varieties

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