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Boost for life-changing medical research

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Safeguarding fertility in young cancer survivors, preventing heart disease, developing new cancer treatments and targeting the genes that cause blindness are some of the University of Adelaide’s innovative health research projects to collectively receive more than $11.4 million in Federal Government funding.

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Top alumni honoured for making a difference

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Jessica Gallagher, Chancellor Catherine Branson, Sarah Boyle, Juliet Haslam, John Scanlon, Peter Ong, David Lam, Nik Nasha Damia, Adam Liaw, Lesley Salem and Vice-Chancellor Peter Høj

Eight outstanding members of the University of Adelaide’s alumni community have received Distinguished Alumni Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to their professions and communities.

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Making campus more accessible one toilet at a time

Anne Hewitt and Loki Maelorin at University of Adelaide North Terrace campus

Introducing sanitary bins to some male-designated toilets will make facilities at University of Adelaide more accessible for trans men and people who use incontinence products.

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New sanitiser kills salmonella in seconds

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Food poisoning outbreaks caused by bacteria such as salmonella could be significantly reduced if a new sanitiser is proven to be successful in the next stage of trials.

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Patients told to get pregnant to treat endometriosis

Photo of a women in a white and black stripe top holding a red hot water bottle over her abdomen while lying on a grey couch.

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

plastic recycling

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

eChallenge winners

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

A worker cutting stone

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

Emily Dollman playing an instrument with a student

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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