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Shining a light on the Gig economy

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Almost two thirds of Australians routinely rely on online platforms such as Uber or Airtasker to buy goods and services, according to new research commissioned by the Victorian Government.

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ThincLab Loxton to drive AgTech innovation

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A new University of Adelaide ThincLab Innovation Hub/Business Incubator is being established at Loxton in the Riverland in a partnership with the State Government to drive AgTech and food innovation and assist regional entrepreneurs.

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$1.9 million for traumatic brain injury research

It is now recognised that traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to long-lasting disability in a subset of individuals, including persistent impairments in memory, decision making and motor function.

A University of Adelaide study that will investigate the prediction of risk of long-term impairment and neurodegenerative disease development following traumatic brain injury has been awarded $1,987,160 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF).

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From Victorian collection to Virtual Museum

The University of Adelaide’s Tate Museum has unveiled a new virtual reality exhibition that can be enjoyed by anyone with a VR headset.

The University of Adelaide’s Tate Museum has unveiled a new virtual reality exhibition that can be enjoyed by anyone with a VR headset.

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Testosterone to prevent type 2 diabetes in men – promising, but no quick fix

The best and safest way to prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes is through healthy eating, along with regular strength training and aerobic activity

A national Australian study led by the University of Adelaide has shown that testosterone may play a role in decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes in men, after two years of treatment.

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Negative impacts of cannabis use during pregnancy

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The use of cannabis during pregnancy leads to poorer health outcomes for babies, according to research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. The study found that continued use of cannabis at 15 weeks of pregnancy was associated with significantly lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length, and gestational age at birth, as well as with more frequent severe neonatal morbidity or death.

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University launches expanded Trimester 3 program

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The University of Adelaide has introduced a significantly expanded program offering for Trimester 3, including a number of programs usually taught only in Semester mode.

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The University of Adelaide stands strong globally

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The University of Adelaide has reasserted its position in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, placed firmly in the top 1% of world universities, with a ranking of 106, released today.

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COVID-19 research to inform housing policy

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The University of Adelaide is leading two rapid response research projects to help governments at all levels make the best housing policy decisions during and following the Coronavirus pandemic. The projects are part of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s (AHURI) COVID-19 Research Agenda. 

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Link between rising use of antidepressants and youth suicide

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New research from the University of Adelaide and Curtin University and has shown rates of antidepressant use and suicide by young Australians have risen sharply since 2009, raising concerns about the safety of current treatment practices, and the veracity of advice from Australian suicide prevention experts.

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