Health & Biotech
Better health is the foundation of better living. So we’re working to prevent and overcome disease and illness throughout our community. From physical to psychological, and conception to old age.
Our expertise spans lab-based biochemical research, clinical trials and broader population studies. We have formal ties with all South Australian teaching hospitals, numerous research institutes and multiple clinical practices. And we’re frequent collaborators with industry and government.
Humpback whales might not be the first creature that springs to mind when you think of aerodynamics – nevertheless, their incredible ability to make tight turns and spectacular leaps has inspired cutting-edge cycling technology that powered Olympic cycling champion Filippo Ganna hour world record win.Read more about Bike tech powers world record win
A revolutionary new 3D-printed device created by University of Adelaide researchers will make the only treatment for men with low sperm counts faster, cheaper, and more accessible.Read more about Breakthrough 3D-printed micro device will streamline IVF procedure
For someone encountering the symptoms of endometriosis for the first time, the experience can be incredibly isolating. EndoZone is a brand new online resource that busts myths, shares stories, and summarises cutting-edge research to help make the endometriosis experience easier.Read more about A brand new digital platform for people with endometriosis
Sometimes all it takes to cause a severe neurological disorder is one tiny defect in a single gene. Unfortunately, there are thousands of these genetic, childhood-onset conditions, and while they are rare, the symptoms can be devastating.Read more about Research looking at blocking the action of damaged genes
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are leading a national collaboration that has been collecting tens of thousands of biological samples from pregnant mothers and their babies in an attempt to discover how genetics and early-life environmental exposures contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes.Read more about Tracking the early-life triggers of type 1 diabetes
Endometriosis is a debilitating disease with serious impacts on a person’s quality of life far beyond the extreme pain it causes. It can affect them financially, cause disruption to their work, social lives and relationships.Read more about We’re creating a faster, less invasive way to diagnose endometriosis through machine learning
As our leading single cause of disease and death, it would be rare for any Australian not to have been touched by coronary heart disease amongst family or friends.Read more about Tiny tech goes to the heart of disease
Research for healthy hearts | Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
The University of Adelaide conducts interdisciplinary research to understand how and why coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and vascular and heart rhythm disorders occur; and how they can be prevented.