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Pandemic hits programmers’ productivity and wellbeing

Software developers are finding their productivity and wellbeing has been hit as a result of COVID-19. But employers shouldn’t make decisions, such as to promote or lay them off, based on productivity during the pandemic.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

A research team led by the University of Adelaide has found that revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity towards a more natural, biodiverse state, which has been linked to human health benefits.

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$10.6 million in crucial health and medical research

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $10.6 million for seven research projects to investigate issues such as immune disorders impacting on pregnancies, the over-consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages, and how to assist women to lose weight before conceiving. The funding is through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2021 Investigator Grant program, which invests in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve lives.

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Understanding behaviour around food waste

A new research project aims to understand household behaviours around food waste in order to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill. It will promote a circular economy where the nutrients from food waste go back into the compost industry, and ultimately save greenhouse gas emissions from damaging our climate further when food waste rots in landfill.

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$7 million investment to unite genomics research in SA

Research institutes across South Australia are combining their expertise and resources to establish a state-of-the-art centre for genomics in SA. The South Australian Genomics Centre will open its doors on 1 July 2020 thanks to an investment of more than $7 million, including $2 million from Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

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Events

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May

SA Challenge - Strava App Competition

Join the 2020 SA Challenge Strava App Challenge, run by Adelaide University Sport in partnership with Flinders University Sport & Fitness, UniSA Sport and Torrens University Australia. 

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May

SA Challenge - ESports Gaming Tournament

Join the Adelaide University SA Challenge team in the ESports Gaming Tournament and compete against Flinders, UniSA and Torrens University.

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