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Patients told to get pregnant to treat endometriosis

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Research shows patients with endometriosis are being told to plan a pregnancy to help manage or treat the condition, despite a lack of evidence to show it reduces symptoms. The controversial advice has prompted calls to improve medical education about endometriosis.

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World-first trial uses slow-release ketamine to treat depression

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In a world-first, researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and the University of Adelaide are seeking participants to trial a new product that uses the drug ketamine as an alternative option to treat depression.

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Polyethylene waste could be a thing of the past

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An international team of experts undertaking fundamental research has developed a way of using polyethylene waste (PE) as a feedstock and converted it into valuable chemicals, via light-driven photocatalysis.

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Top honours for young entrepreneurs’ AI tutor tool

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Three budding entrepreneurs have won the overall prize in this year’s Australian eChallenge for their AI learning tool.

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Silica is not the only hazard in engineered stone

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While some engineered stone producers are promoting reduced-silica or silica-free products due to health concerns, researchers have found other substances in the material are damaging workers’ lungs.

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Music education benefits child wellbeing in a post-COVID world

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A new publication by a University of Adelaide researcher highlights the benefits of music education for child development and wellbeing, particularly in a post-COVID-19 landscape of disrupted social connections and networks.

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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

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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

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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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