News: health & medical sciences

Heart and kidney disease research wins national funding

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University of Adelaide researchers taking a new look at the science and physiology underlying heart attacks and strokes, the leading cause of death worldwide, and devising a new tool to maximise the benefits of kidney transplantation, are among the recipients of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announced today.

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Three STEM superstars at University of Adelaide

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A cancer researcher, an ecologist and an optical engineer from the University of Adelaide have been named among Australia’s official Superstars of STEM for 2021-2022.

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Study confirms genetic link in cerebral palsy

Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan with Mathew Reinersten, from Adelaide, who is an ambassador for the group’s cerebral palsy research

An international research team including the University of Adelaide has found further evidence that rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, findings which could lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for this devastating movement disorder.

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Free flu vaccine offered mostly in wealthy suburbs

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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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