Latest news

Search news stories

Enter a keyword to search news.

Tracking the early-life triggers of type 1 diabetes

Child having a swab for research

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]

The foundation for cereal crops that beat the heat

Testing rice crop

A project conducted by University of Adelaide and Macquarie University researchers has revealed insights into how an Australian ‘wild rice’ thrives in extreme heat, opening the door for the breeding of new cereal crops that can withstand high temperatures.

[Read more about The foundation for cereal crops that beat the heat]

We’re creating a faster, less invasive way to diagnose endometriosis through machine learning

female having a scan

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]

Stopping the illegal trade in timber from a server farm in Adelaide

timber

Most people appreciate the enormous cost and suffering caused by the illegal global smuggling of people, drugs and arms. But illegal logging rivals those in monetary value and impact.

[Read more about Stopping the illegal trade in timber from a server farm in Adelaide]

Tiny tech goes to the heart of disease

Tiny tech

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]

Hunting illegal wildlife smugglers by their digital tracks

Shingleback lizard

The multi-billion-dollar international trade in exotic wildlife can have devastating effects on our environment and biodiversity. A bewildering number of species are involved in this industry, much of which is illegal or unsustainable.

[Read more about Hunting illegal wildlife smugglers by their digital tracks]

Turning the tide on climate modelling

Sea ice

Climate change is causing profound changes to the Earth’s ice cover, including the frozen surface of the ocean known as sea ice.

[Read more about Turning the tide on climate modelling]

Microscopic camera is helping us see new opportunities for the meat industry

Lamb roast

Australia’s position as the world’s largest exporter of lamb and mutton is under threat from other international suppliers –  China has three times our production capacity and our neighbours in New Zealand have high-quality produce, threatening our current position.

[Read more about Microscopic camera is helping us see new opportunities for the meat industry]

Breathing life back into performing arts

Violinist performing

COVID-19 has decimated the performing arts sector and many people are wondering what post-pandemic live performances will look like.

[Read more about Breathing life back into performing arts]

A cool change is coming to city streets

tree lined street

Our cities are heating up and we need to find innovative ways to lower urban temperatures, or life will become increasingly harder for residents. In Adelaide, the number of days when outdoor temperatures soared above 40°C increased from only two days per year in 2000 to six days per year in 2020.

[Read more about A cool change is coming to city streets]

RSS News Feed