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Testing time for pills in space

Professor Volker Hessel

Pills are being sent into space to test how they cope with the rigours of one of the harshest environments known.

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Australian renters suffering due to energy hardship

social housing apartments

A new report from the University of Adelaide has found the rental housing sector must set minimum standards for energy performance to protect the health and wellbeing of vulnerable Australians.

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Non-invasive IVF research nets Young Tall Poppy award

Dr Kylie Dunning

Dr Kylie Dunning has won the 2020 SA Young Tall Poppy Science Award for her research into improving IVF techniques using non-invasive methods.

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Adelaide has key role in COVID-19 vaccine human trials

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University of Adelaide researchers are playing a leading role in the human trials of Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine.

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Year 11 pathway gives thousands entry to university

Goodman cres

More than 2000 Australian students will today be offered a place at the University of Adelaide in 2021 based on their Year 11 performance thanks to an alternative pathway created in response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Free public lecture: Mental health of young Australians

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Who has responsibility for the mental health of young Australians?

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Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

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An international team of plant scientists have shown the potential to rapidly improve the quality of barley grain through a genetic tool known as CRISPR or gene editing.

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Climate change threatens Komodo dragons

Komodo dragon

The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

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Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

Professor Martin Cole

The University of Adelaide’s internationally recognised food scientist, Professor Martin Cole, has joined Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new Chief Scientific Advisor.

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Helping future-proof the wine sector

Wine grapes

Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online.

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