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Funding to prevent lower limb amputations

Professor Alex Brown

A coalition of researchers, clinicians and other health professionals has been entrusted to steer a multi-million-dollar program to address the grossly disproportionate number of Indigenous Australians suffering diabetic foot complications.

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12 of the world’s most influential researchers

Students at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus

The University of Adelaide is proud home to a dozen of the world’s most influential researchers – they are named among the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 from the Web of Science Group.

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First detection of supernova extreme afterglow

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A multinational team of researchers including scientists from the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that certain kinds of supernova explosions can emit gamma rays bursts of extreme energies that can be detected from the Earth’s surface.

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Shark Tank kids rise to the eSchool challenge

Four school kids

Five teams from the State’s secondary schools have been awarded prizes in the Shark Tank eSchool competition for their innovative entrepreneurial ideas.

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Uncovering the pathway to wine’s acidity

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University of Adelaide wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

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ARC funds five University of Adelaide early career researchers

Five University of Adelaide researchers have collectively been awarded more than $2 million from the Federal Government to advance their work in diverse areas including cognitive impairment, solar ammonia production, and cybersecurity.

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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

New research from the University of Adelaide suggests living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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Kaurna culture to be showcased in campus transformation

Kaurna learning circle on University of Adelaide campus

A Kaurna Learning Circle, Kaurna walk and a Heritage walk will become new features of the University of Adelaide’s iconic outdoor spaces in a transformation of the North Terrace campus.

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Expect problem gambling to worsen under reforms

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Giving gamblers ready access to cash and allowing electronic gaming machines to accept banknotes will only worsen the situation for problem gamblers in South Australia.

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Blindness prevention pioneer is SA Australian of the Year

James Muecke

An eye surgeon who is among the University of Adelaide’s Distinguished Alumni has been named the SA Australian of the Year for 2020.

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