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Future of psychedelic therapies in medicine explored

White matter brain

The Levels of Explanation in Psychedelic Psychiatry conference, organised by the University of Adelaide’s Department of Philosophy and the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, will see the nation’s leading experts delve into the latest research, ethics and concerns surrounding the controlled use of psychedelics in mental health settings.

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More support for midwives to help mothers with alcohol and other drug use

Health professional holding stethoscope on pregnant woman's stomach.

Midwives are in a prime position to help support pregnant women to stop or cut down on alcohol and other drug use and to improve outcomes for themselves and their children. 

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University of Adelaide scores highly in subject rankings

Campus

The University of Adelaide has retained its position among the world’s top universities, with the release of the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Scientists seek your soil for century-chemical study

Soil garden bed credit Greta Hoffman

University of Adelaide researchers are calling on South Australian citizen scientists to donate soil samples from their backyard gardens for a study examining how widely spread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are in our home gardens.

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Act of Treason agave spirit is research you can drink

Act of Treason agave spirit is research you can drink

Tequila fans curious about what an Australian version of the famous drink tastes like can now purchase the Act of Treason agave spirit, which incorporates University of Adelaide research.

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Exploring the lasting effects of concussion

Stock image of soccer player getting hit in the head by a soccer ball.

The latest Research Tuesdays event, Concussion: lasting impact, will share recent findings around the long-term effects of head injuries. 

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University aboard NASA’s search for lunar volatiles

The moon

NASA has announced the selection of three new lunar surface science experiments as part of its Artemis III mission, including the Lunar Dielectric Analyzer, which will search for lunar ice and other volatiles with input from the University of Adelaide’s Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (ATCSR).

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UK-US-Australia collaboration scales plant growth in preparation for space exploration

Red romaine lettuce grown in VF Vertical Farm at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus

A collaborative project that will prototype controlled-environment-agriculture systems for Low Earth Orbit, involving the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants for Space (P4S) and led by UK company Vertical Future (VF), is set to receive $3 million in funding.

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Heat stress from ocean warming harms octopus vision

Octopus berrima credit Qiaz Hua

While climate change has led to an increase in the abundance of octopuses, heat stress from projected ocean warming could impair their vision and impact the survivability of the species.

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