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South Australian Omicron COVID-19 booster vaccine starting human trials

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A cutting-edge DNA vaccine designed by University of Adelaide researchers and manufactured in South Australia targeting the highly-transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant – and can be easily adapted to future variants – is starting human trials this week.

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Rare Kangaroo Island dunnart under threat from feral cats

A rare Kangaroo Island dunnart in its natural habitat. Photo by Brad Leue/Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

A study involving researchers from the University of Adelaide has found that feral cats are putting the critically endangered Kangaroo Island dunnart – a small, mouse-sized marsupial found only on Kangaroo Island – to the brink of extinction.

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Riverland bootcamp boosts AgTech innovation

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Innovative AgTech ideas will be at the forefront of a bootcamp in the heart of South Australia’s Riverland that brings together the best minds from local businesses, agriculture and schools.

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Plant power: the future of sustainability

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We know plants are powerful, but are they powerful enough to be the future of sustainability solutions?

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Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise achievements of staff and alumni

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Members of the University of Adelaide community have today been awarded Queen’s Birthday honours, recognising outstanding contributions to their fields of expertise.

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Scholarships boost mining, petroleum students

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Thirteen mining and petroleum students at the University of Adelaide have received Playford Trust scholarships in an initiative that recognises the growing demand in Australia for specialist engineers.

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Future fund supports clinical trial on steroid use for pre-term babies

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University of Adelaide researchers have been awarded more than $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to conduct a clinical trial to help determine the most beneficial dose of steroids for babies born pre-term.

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Top world-wide ranking reflects University’s impact

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The University of Adelaide continues to be recognised as one of the world’s top universities, with the release of the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

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COVID detector dog squad begins hospital duty

A COVID detector dog sits next to its trainer.

A team of detector dogs trained by the University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide’s northern suburbs to screen for COVID-19 to help keep patients safe.

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Updating our understanding of Earth’s architecture

A world map showing a new tectonic plate model with boundary zones in darker shading.

New models that show how the continents were assembled are providing fresh insights into the history of the Earth and will help provide a better understanding of natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes.

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