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Understanding behaviour around food waste

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A new research project aims to understand household behaviours around food waste in order to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill. It will promote a circular economy where the nutrients from food waste go back into the compost industry, and ultimately save greenhouse gas emissions from damaging our climate further when food waste rots in landfill.

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$7 million investment to unite genomics research in SA

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Research institutes across South Australia are combining their expertise and resources to establish a state-of-the-art centre for genomics in SA. The South Australian Genomics Centre will open its doors on 1 July 2020 thanks to an investment of more than $7 million, including $2 million from Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

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University of Adelaide student awarded national Hawker Scholarship

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First-year University of Adelaide student Oliver Douglas has been awarded a 2020 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship, one of the most generous privately funded residential scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia.

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University of Adelaide announces a new undergraduate entry pathway

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The University of Adelaide has launched a new alternative entry pathway for undergraduate admission in 2021 based on Year 11 performance. 

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VivaZome licenses University of Adelaide stem cell technology

Our collaboration with VivaZome demonstrates the University’s commitment to investigator-led research.

VivaZome Therapeutics and the University of Adelaide have entered into a series of agreements encompassing licensing of technology, access to stem cells and conduct of research, all in support of VivaZome’s mission to develop and commercialise exosome-based therapeutics.

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Flying foxes in SA exposed to zoonotic viruses

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University of Adelaide researchers have found that South Australia’s population of Grey-headed flying foxes, which took up residence in 2010, has been exposed to a number of viruses, including Hendra virus that can be transmitted to humans via horses. But they have not found evidence of exposure to Australian bat lyssavirus.  

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Ancient DNA paints genetic portrait of Andes civilisations

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An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide, has completed the first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America and found early genetic differences between groups of nearby regions, and surprising genetic continuity over thousands of years.

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New technique delivers complete DNA sequences of chromosomes inherited from mother and father

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An international team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide’s Davies Research Centre has shown that it is possible to disentangle the DNA sequences of the chromosomes inherited from the mother and the father, to create true diploid genomes from a single individual.

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Industry collaboration delivers improved face shields

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The University of Adelaide’s ThincLab business incubator has teamed up with Clinpath Pathology to supply them with improved face shields.

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Adelaide-led research helps support developing countries during COVID-19 pandemic

Associate Professor David Parsons, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide

A reliable new ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients could soon be distributed to the Pacific Islands and South East Asian countries after extensive research and testing in Adelaide. 

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