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New herbicidal compounds may provide major boost for Aussie farmers

A tractor in a field spraying weeds.

Weeds cost Australian farmers more than $5 billion annually, but researchers from the University of Adelaide and La Trobe University have discovered a way to potentially stop them dead in their tracks.

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Top international accreditation for Adelaide Business School

Students at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus

The University of Adelaide’s Business School has demonstrated its commitment to continual quality improvement by receiving re-accreditation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), one of the world’s leading business education accreditation bodies.

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Smelly tablets survive better in space

Don Tran stands, holding a sample of the tablets that had been to space.

After returning from their trip into space, tablets subjected to the harsh effects of cosmic radiation have shown some unexpected results: those with increased aroma were not degraded as much as those with less taste.

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SA economic recovery to continue despite cost of living crisis

A photo of Australian money, in cash and coin.

South Australia’s economic recovery is set to continue despite inflation and rising interest rates putting increased strain on household budgets. Aggregate spending within the state has grown strongly over the past year in response to strong growth in household consumption and public consumption spending, and a solid, though lockdown-interrupted, rise in dwelling investment. But with household and public sector consumption expected to weaken, the State’s export performance will need to improve to compensate.

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Blue Carbon funding secures seagrass restoration in Gulf St Vincent

An underwater photo of seagrass.

Twenty hectares of seagrass will be restored in the Gulf St Vincent off Port Gawler, north of Adelaide, as part of a project involving the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).

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Global leaders unite for World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

Medical professionals, dressed in scrubs, perform surgery in a hospital.

Seven global leaders in evidence-based healthcare, including the University of Adelaide’s JBI, have joined forces to raise awareness for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making to improve global health outcomes.

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Professors sleepout for a good cause

Professors Veronica Soebarto, Noel Lindsay and Emma Baker smile into the camera.

Three University of Adelaide Professors are participating in the 2022 Vinnies CEO Sleepout on the streets of Adelaide. They are three of the many leaders from business, community and government who are sleeping outside without shelter on one of the longest nights of the year.

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The untapped workforce potential of refugee women

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This Refugee Week (19-25 June), a new report highlights need for a national refugee employment strategy to better allow women from refugee background to contribute to Australia’s labour market.

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South Australian Omicron COVID-19 booster vaccine starting human trials

Omicron vaccine trial pic

A cutting-edge DNA vaccine designed by University of Adelaide researchers and manufactured in South Australia targeting the highly-transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant – and can be easily adapted to future variants – is starting human trials this week.

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Rare Kangaroo Island dunnart under threat from feral cats

A rare Kangaroo Island dunnart in its natural habitat. Photo by Brad Leue/Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

A study involving researchers from the University of Adelaide has found that feral cats are putting the critically endangered Kangaroo Island dunnart – a small, mouse-sized marsupial found only on Kangaroo Island – to the brink of extinction.

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