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Uni of Adelaide scoops two national awards

University of Adelaide academics have been awarded two of the three 2020 Australian Council of Graduate Research awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Education.

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Face masks won’t help the healthy, but are useful in high risk settings

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New recommendations relating to the wearing of face masks and respirators have been released by the University of Adelaide’s JBI, an international research organisation in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infections. The recommendations build on JBI’s COVID-19 Special Collection released last week.  

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Joy of live music to be streamed for all

The University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium will this Friday live stream pianists Konstantin Shamray and Michael Ierace performing in Elder Hall, as part of a revised concert series adjusted due to new Coronavirus restrictions.

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New species of sea snake discovered in WA

Emydocephalus orarius, Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake, Shark Bay

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia.  

The new species, Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake, is found from Shark Bay to Broome on soft sandy habitats at depths ranging from 15 to 70 metres. 
 

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New world’s best practice for COVID-19 prevention and control

Healthcare worker washing hands

New recommendations for best practice for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, have been developed by the University of Adelaide’s JBI, an international research organisation in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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Neanderthals and modern humans more similar than thought

Marine abrasion platform

University of Adelaide researchers are questioning the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens groups after uncovering new evidence about Neanderthal subsistence strategies, in a paper published in Science today.

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Precision Mirrors Poised to Improve Sensitivity of Gravitational Wave Detectors

Researchers have developed a new type of deformable mirror that could increase the sensitivity of ground-based gravitational wave detectors.

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Malaria finding may pave way for drug development

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have identified a key protein that controls malaria parasite entry into host red blood cells.

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have identified a key protein that controls malaria parasite entry into host red blood cells. 

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Experts discuss decarbonising heavy industry

HiTemp-2

Researchers and representatives from heavy industry are meeting to find ways to reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption.

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Thou shall not kill and inherit?

SALRI team and the Attorney General

Recommendations could give courts discretionary powers in how they apply the law of forfeiture especially in cases where a victim of domestic abuse kills in self-defence.

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