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Help make myrtle rust dust

Myrtle rust on Rhodamnia sessiliflora fruit credit Geoff Pegg

A citizen science campaign aims to find and track myrtle rust in Australia to reduce the impact of the invasive disease in Australia.

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Fast-charging lithium-sulphur batteries on the horizon

battery - iStock image

New research shows that the next generation of lithium-sulphur (Li||S) batteries may be capable of being charged in less than five minutes, instead of several hours as is currently the case.

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Fly biocontrol release targets farm snail pests

Kate Muirhead, Kym Perry, Lizzie von Perger, and Svetlana Micic

A biocontrol program has commenced on the South Coast, where Australian-bred parasitoid flies have been released to help control snail pests and protect crop yields, quality and growers’ profitability.

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DNA protecting gene’s crucial role in brain disorders revealed

Microscopic images showing bright red spots on a cell next to an image of green cells showing DNA damage.

University of Adelaide researchers now know more about a mysterious gene’s role in maintaining healthy DNA – a crucial development that could lead to new treatments for life threatening illnesses including neurodevelopmental disorders, some types of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Chancellor’s leadership acknowledged

Chancellor Branson with her portrait

In a significant tribute, the University of Adelaide has today, Friday 8 March, International Women’s Day, unveiled a portrait of Chancellor Branson, commemorating her reappointment for a third term and recognising her valued service to the University.

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Making wine with a better finish

Professor Kerry Wilkinson in a barrel room

The Australian Research Council has funded a University of Adelaide project investigating a more efficient method of finishing wines, which could save the Australian wine industry tens of millions of dollars each year.

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How you can help older Australians AVOID frailty

Two citizen scientists in a park

University of Adelaide researchers are seeking participants from the City of Charles Sturt to adapt an intervention program to help Australians avoid becoming frail as they age.

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New trial to protect outdoor workers feeling the heat

Paul Rothmore standing with City of Adelaide workers and the Lord Mayor in Victoria Square

As South Australians sweat through warmer weather, University of Adelaide researchers are trialling new approaches to help further protect outdoor workers from the potentially dangerous effects of heat.

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Study shows screen time is replacing vital language opportunities for toddlers

Toddler sitting in front of a digital tablet. She is watching the screen.

A first-of-its kind study has found that for every minute of screen time toddlers are exposed to at home, they hear fewer adult words, make fewer vocalisations and engage in fewer back-and-forth conversations with their parents.

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Attack the week with Monday Morning Mile

Runners in a park

To combat the sentiment that Mondays should be approached gently, the University of Adelaide’s Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology, Kevin Dutton, is encouraging people to get out of bed and attack the week head on.

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