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Helping future-proof the wine sector

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Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online.

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

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Australian wine scientists are shedding scientific light on the processes underlying traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people to produce fermented beverages.

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Tall Poppies’ world-class research recognised

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Four University of Adelaide researchers have won 2020 South Australian Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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New research to help wineries manage smoke taint

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A new project to help Australia’s winemaking industry understand and respond to the impact of taint from bushfire smoke, which includes research from the University of Adelaide, has received $950,000 in Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) funding from the Federal Government.

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University expertise to play key role in new centre to curb cyber attacks on Australia

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The University of Adelaide has welcomed the launch of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) which has been established in collaboration with industry, academia, and the Federal and South Australian governments, to train Australia’s future cyber experts and bolster Australia’s defence against cyber security attacks.

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$1.62 million for rare cancer research

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A University of Adelaide and SAHMRI study to test new treatments for a rare and neglected blood cancer, which has no known effective treatment, has been awarded $1,619,122 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

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$1.9 million for traumatic brain injury research

It is now recognised that traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to long-lasting disability in a subset of individuals, including persistent impairments in memory, decision making and motor function.

A University of Adelaide study that will investigate the prediction of risk of long-term impairment and neurodegenerative disease development following traumatic brain injury has been awarded $1,987,160 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF).

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Negative impacts of cannabis use during pregnancy

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The use of cannabis during pregnancy leads to poorer health outcomes for babies, according to research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. The study found that continued use of cannabis at 15 weeks of pregnancy was associated with significantly lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length, and gestational age at birth, as well as with more frequent severe neonatal morbidity or death.

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The University of Adelaide stands strong globally

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The University of Adelaide has reasserted its position in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, placed firmly in the top 1% of world universities, with a ranking of 106, released today.

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COVID-19 research to inform housing policy

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The University of Adelaide is leading two rapid response research projects to help governments at all levels make the best housing policy decisions during and following the Coronavirus pandemic. The projects are part of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s (AHURI) COVID-19 Research Agenda. 

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