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Two new University of Adelaide fellows

Helen Marshall

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomed 19 women and 10 men to its Fellowship recognising the brightest minds in health and medical sciences across a range of fields, including research, industry and more.

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Student-developed technology aids future society

Exoskeleton

An exoskeleton that aids people with mobility problems, a six-legged bioinspired robot paired with a laser scanner for vision and drones, one of which can help clear power lines and another that could be used to monitor bushfires, are some of the projects on display at Ingenuity.

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Health experts recognised for research impact

Professor Helen Marshall and Dr Trudy Lin

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Helen Marshall and Dr Trudy Lin have been recognised as South Australia’s 2022 Australian of the Year and Young Australian of the Year respectively.

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Top 100 ranking engineers bright future for Adelaide graduates

Campus

The University of Adelaide’s engineering expertise has risen further into the global top 100 in the latest world university rankings.

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The University of Adelaide and eviDent Foundation form new collaboration to lead innovative oral health research

AHMS building

The new research collaboration between the eviDent Foundation and the University of Adelaide will facilitate dental and cross-disciplinary innovative research that can be quickly translated and put into practice to benefit the community.

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State-of-the-art Cancer Institute to deliver world-leading research and treatment for South Australians

SAiGENCI

World-leading patient care, cutting-edge cancer diagnoses and treatments – including genomic and immune-based technologies – combined with ground-breaking research collaborations, will be the focus of a new cancer institute in South Australia.

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Sperm help ‘persuade’ the female to accept pregnancy

sperm

Sperm are generally viewed as having just one action in reproduction – to fertilise the female’s egg – but studies at the University of Adelaide are overturning that view.

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Medicinal cannabis research receives $1.5m boost

Marijuana plant

A new University of Adelaide trial will explore the use of personalised medicinal cannabis dosing to prevent common and impactful symptoms of treatment in advanced cancer thanks to Federal Government funding of $1.5 million.

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$300,000 to University of Adelaide for diabetes research

JDRF is the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research in the world.

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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