News: medicine

Funding supports vital diabetes research

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Five innovative research projects led by the University of Adelaide’s Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health will investigate the causes and potential treatments for various types of diabetes.

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Leading photonics expert crowned Innovator of the Year

Andre Luiten in the lab.

A University of Adelaide professor who is helping to position South Australia as a hub for photonics and quantum innovation has been named the 2022 South Australian Innovator of the Year.

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Placenta research puts spotlight on early weeks of human pregnancy

Professor Jose Polo

A University of Adelaide-led research project will deliver important new knowledge in the first weeks of human development to help reduce infertility and pregnancy complications.

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Major cerebral palsy gene revealed

A boy with Cerebral Palsy sits in a wheelchair, smiling and playing with a toy with his carer.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have identified the gene that is the most common genetic cause of cerebral palsy, increasing the chances of finding better treatments for the debilitating disease.

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Human trials to begin on SA-made universal pneumococcal vaccine

Professor James Paton in a laboratory

South Australian biotech company GPN Vaccines in collaboration with the University of Adelaide has developed a new, universal vaccine against the deadly bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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Treatment resistance in mental health under the microscope

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Researchers from the University of Adelaide will collaborate with European researchers to better understand and manage treatment resistance for mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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Heart attack causes under the microscope

A woman clutches her chest.

Two University of Adelaide research projects to help prevent heart disease have received $843,200 funding from the Heart Foundation.

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Fellowship honours paediatrics expert

Professor Jennifer Couper stands and smiles.

Professor Jennifer Couper, Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics at Adelaide Medical School, has been elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

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$6 million for university’s health investigators

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Three University of Adelaide health researchers have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants to support projects into premature babies, heart health and strokes, and high glucose and critical illness.

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Machine learning predicts negative anaesthesia outcomes

Anaesthesia study

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the North Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) are conducting a pilot study to determine if machine learning can predict when patients will have adverse reactions to anaesthesia.

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