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Teaching older dogs new tricks for a longer life

Photo of Tracey Taylor with a dog on the grass.

Keeping the mind active as we age is often recommended to ward off or improve symptoms of dementia in people, but can the same advice also be put into practice for pet dogs as they enter their twilight years?

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It’s not all about the numbers: no overhaul of suppression orders needed

The co-authors of SALRI's Suppression Order Report stand with a copy of their work.

After extensive consultation and review of existing laws, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI), based at the University of Adelaide, has found that suppression orders do not need major reform.

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Researchers to investigate prevalence of PFAS in livestock

Sheep and cows on a farm credit James Bowyer

A new national study by the University of Adelaide will seek to understand the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Australian livestock, with researchers seeking farmers who have previously applied biosolids as fertiliser to be collaborators in the project.

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Renewed partnership with Dassault Systèmes puts next-gen engineers in the cloud

Cuttlefish AV team

The University of Adelaide and Dassault Systèmes have extended their partnership, giving students access to some of the most powerful software available for systems engineering design and advanced manufacturing.

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SciStarter Australia is a new home for citizen science

SciStarter Australia app in use

Citizen science platform SciStarter Australia has officially launched on the final day of Global Citizen Science month, creating a one-stop location for citizen science projects seeking volunteers in Australia.

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Top honours bestowed on leading alumni

Professor Jane Visvader receives her Honorary Doctorate from Professor Høj AC and the Hon Catherine Branson AC KC outside Bonython Hall.

Honorary doctorates will be awarded to three leaders in their respective fields as part of the University of Adelaide’s graduation ceremonies, beginning today, Monday 29 April. 

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Should Australia be more like Dundee or Barty?

Girt by Sea

University experts in international relations have written a new book that aims to challenge the conventions around what Australia’s national security is and could be in the future. 

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Genetic hope in fight against devastating wheat disease

Dr Xiujuan Yang examining the health state of wheat flowers

Fungal disease Fusarium head blight (FHB) is on the rise due to increasingly humid conditions induced by climate change during the wheat growing season, but a fundamental discovery by University of Adelaide researchers could help reduce its economic harm.

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Playford Trust Scholarships awarded for 2024

University of Adelaide honours recipients

Twenty-one University of Adelaide students have received scholarships from the Playford Memorial Trust. 

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Tropical fish are invading Australian ocean water

tropical fish

A University of Adelaide study of shallow-water fish communities on rocky reefs in south-eastern Australia has found climate change is helping tropical fish species invade temperate Australian waters.

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