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Bringing oyster reefs back from extinction

Ostrea angasi reef

Oyster reefs carpeted thousands of kilometers of Australian coastline 200 years ago, but were dredged to near extinction within a century of colonial settlement. An ambitious nationwide restoration program now seeks to bring them back. In South Australia, the largest reef restoration in the Southern Hemisphere, Windara Reef, was constructed in 2017 to restore the ecosystem of the native mud oyster, Ostrea angasi, off the Yorke Peninsula.

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Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk

Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk

There have been terrible bushfires this summer across southern Australia – and they are still going. Part of the reason for this disaster is the unprecedented climatic conditions that the country has been facing, including record hot and dry conditions.

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Restoring lost reefs: bringing oysters back from extinction

diver under the sea

With ‘ocean music’ and a multi-species approach, University of Adelaide research is helping restore reefs crucial to the recovery of lost ecosystems.

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Breast cancer breakthroughs: dual innovations spark hope

Breast cancer ribbon

Two breakthrough treatments from the University of Adelaide are set to reduce harmful side effects and boost survival rates for the most common cancer found in women: breast cancer.

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Digital age: screen time’s effect on language learning in children

Digital age: screen time’s effect on language learning in children

Research at the University of Adelaide highlights how screen time can interfere with—and possibly aid—children’s early development.

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Measuring light: the world’s most accurate ruler

Light measured

A portable laser device that tests your breath for signs of disease and organ failure is just the start of the University of Adelaide’s ambitions for laser technology.

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Preserving culture: protecting heritage buildings against earthquakes

heritage building

Our engineering researchers have developed breakthrough methods to earthquake-proof heritage buildings, advancing disaster resilience and safeguarding historic cultural sites around the globe.

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Speed-reducing innovations drive safety on regional roads

A road with a road sign on the left

University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) is developing technology to reduce crashes at regional intersections and––in the words of CASR researcher Chris Stokes––“save lives.”

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New AI-powered Bushfire-fighting App NOBURN Goes Live

A Bushfire

University of Adelaide experts from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) developed a new AI-powered model to help predict and prevent devastating bushfires. 

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Professor Helen Marshall Named 2023 South Australian Scientist of the Year

Professor Helen Marshal

Leading University of Adelaide vaccinologist Professor Helen Marshall AM has been named 2023 South Australian Scientist of the Year for her life-saving research on meningococcal disease and immunisation.

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