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Risky increase in antipsychotic drugs for children

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Australian GPs are prescribing more antipsychotic drugs to children and adolescents for non-approved conditions, according to a new study by University of Adelaide researchers.

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Historical and classical studies head wins fellowship

Katie Barclay

Professor Katie Barclay, Head of Historical and Classical Studies in the University of Adelaide’s School of Humanities, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH).

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Chemotherapy screening test to save lives

Patients receiving chemotherapy

A new genetic test that could help people with cancer avoid potentially fatal toxic side effects from their chemotherapy is a step closer to being available.

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Sugar permeation discovered in plant aquaporins

Foxtail barley. Credit: Pixabay

Aquaporins, which move water through membranes of plant cells, were not thought to be able to permeate sugar molecules, but University of Adelaide researchers have observed sucrose transport in plant aquaporins for the first time, challenging this theory.

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Clozapine blood tests can be reduced after two years

Blood test credit Nguyen Hiep

Research from the University of Queensland, supported closely by experts at the University of Adelaide, has shown that people using antipsychotic drug clozapine may not need regular blood monitoring after two years.

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SQUAD leader to take scholarship to Singapore

University of Adelaide student and New Colombo Plan participant Preshaan Thavarajah

A third-year University of Adelaide mathematical and computer sciences student will continue his studies in Singapore in 2024, as part of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) international scholarship program.

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Undergraduate places support nuclear-powered future

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The University of Adelaide has today, Wednesday 29 November, received Federal Government commitment to fund the training of hundreds more domestic undergraduate students to join the defence workforce of the future.

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Grants to catalyse a better health system

Students at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus

Two University of Adelaide projects aiming to better utilise artificial intelligence in healthcare and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing outcomes have been awarded funding.

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New therapy target to shut down multiple myeloma’s ability to survive and thrive

Image of multiple myeloma from under a microscope.

New research from the University of Adelaide and SAHMRI has uncovered a potential new treatment for multiple myeloma that inhibits tumour growth and could have the potential to delay or even prevent relapse.

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Demography not policy may dictate which SA job sectors grow

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Latest research suggests that South Australia’s healthcare sector may experience the biggest growth in employment in the state, in the near future. The demand for people in this sector will create problems for others sectors such as defence that will be competing for scarce skilled labour.

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