News: health

$300,000 to University of Adelaide for diabetes research

Image of a finger prick test for diabetes

The Diabetes SA Research Grants Program has awarded $300,000 in funding, all to researchers from the University of Adelaide. The grants program, which launched in 2018, funds research into diabetes detection, prevention and management. Without significant change it is estimated that 642 million people will have diabetes by 2040.

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First study on the health conditions of adults one month into COVID-19 lockdown

A new study provides one of the earliest pieces of evidence that the COVID-19 outbreak affected people not only physically but also mentally. 

The preliminary results reveal adults in locations more affected by COVID-19 had lower physical health, mental health and life satisfaction. 

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Major breakthrough for leukaemia treatment

An international clinical trial involving Adelaide researchers has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a next-generation treatment for people with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

An international clinical trial involving Adelaide researchers has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a next-generation treatment for people with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

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Investors inject $45 million into SA health and biotech industry

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The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund has today been launched – a new $45 million investment fund that will accelerate the development and commercialisation of health and bio-technologies from South Australia for the global market.

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$9 million of research targets major health issues

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University of Adelaide led projects have received $9,401,459 to investigate a range of health issues such as how low-calorie sweeteners affect people with type 2 diabetes, using bioengineered tissue to rebuild eyes and the effectiveness of water fluoridation as a public health initiative.

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Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies

Baby on scales

New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood allergies.

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Free flu vaccine offered mostly in wealthy suburbs

A child receiving a vaccination

A study into the impact of state-funded vaccination programs for Australian children under five years has found those attending medical practices in the wealthiest areas were more likely to receive the vaccine.

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STEM interest drives boost in Uni of Adelaide applications

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The University of Adelaide has experienced an increase in first-preference applications for its undergraduate degrees for 2020, with strong interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs.

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$11 million to improve the health of all Australians

Professor James Paton in a laboratory

Improving human health is the aim of $11.6 million in new research awarded to the University of Adelaide today, including a major project to investigate tackling two serious infections with one vaccine.

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