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New Learning Circle celebrates Kaurna culture on campus

Fred Agius

The University of Adelaide recognises and celebrates the Kaurna Aboriginal people and their deep connection to the Adelaide Plains, with the opening of the University’s new Kaurna Learning Circle.

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Neurohack brainstorms solutions for young people with SMA

force-based joystick

An accessibility controller, an automatic mattress, a mindfulness support game and a muscle stimulation solution – all designed to assist teenagers living with devastating neurological disorders like spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – have taken top spots in the Biogen Neurohack.

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Community views sought on abuse of Powers of Attorney

signing documents

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties as part of its review of the State’s laws on Powers of Attorney.

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Four Future Fellows awarded $3.4 million

Goodman cres

Four University of Adelaide researchers have collectively been awarded more than $3.4 million from the Federal Government to advance their work. This work will strengthen the University’s Industry Engagement Priorities as encapsulated in its strategic plan, Future Making.

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COVID-19 dogs could be sniffing out cases in months

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University of Adelaide researchers are working with international partners to train sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19 infection.

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World leading experts to spearhead $20m of vital space sector R&D investment by SmartSat CRC

Associate Professor Tat-Jun Chin

In a $20m investment, nine Professorial Chairs have been established by SmartSat and its partner universities in artificial intelligence, optical communications and cybersecurity for development of next generation space technologies to stimulate Australia’s economic growth in space.

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World’s smallest imaging device has heart disease in focus

Ultrathin 3D printed endoscope imaging an artery_credit_ Simon Thiele and Jiawen Li

A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

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Smart needle receives $1mil to make brain surgery safer

Smart needle in surgery (photo supplied by ir Charles Gairdner Hospital)

A smart brain biopsy needle for faster and safer neurosurgery has received $1 million from the Australian Government’s BioMedTech Horizons program, operated by MTPConnect.

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Learning lucid dreaming could help in isolation

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New research at the University of Adelaide has found that several techniques increase people’s chances of having lucid dreams. Lucid dreaming is when the dreamer is aware they’re dreaming while they are still dreaming and can control the experience. This may be useful for those self-isolating due to COVID-19.

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Dietary guidelines incompatible with global targets

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A team of researchers, including the University of Adelaide, has found most dietary recommendations provided by national governments are incompatible with global health and environmental targets such as the Paris Climate Agreement, and are in need of reform.

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