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Understanding congenital heart disease

Baby holding toy red heart

Each year in Australia, it is estimated 2,400 babies are affected with congenital heart disease. People with complex and severe congenital heart disease require specialist treatment throughout their life.

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Where people burnout most during COVID-19

Nurse sitting on ground

Research is identifying the regions where working adults are more likely to burnout during the COVID-19 crisis: The key is the distance to the epicentre – but not how you might imagine.

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Let’s ‘declare war on type 2 diabetes’ – Australian of the year James Muecke on why we need to cut back on sugar

Let’s ‘declare war on type 2 diabetes’ – Australian of the year James Muecke on why we need to cut back on sugar

Humans are physiologically hardwired to love and seek out sweet things. It’s an ancient survival mechanism that evolved to prepare our bodies for periods of fasting when food supplies were scarce.

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Debunking the myths and moving mens health forward

Multi-generational men

Our research is informing new approaches to preventative health strategies, delivery of health services and management of common health conditions in men.

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Practise makes perfect: 3D-printed brains could revolutionise neurosurgery

Dr Adam Wells undertaking history-making 'surgery', using the new technology.

An Adelaide-based company, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Adelaide, is hoping to revolutionise neurosurgery techniques, following their ‘world-first operation’ in November. 

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Intelligent machines to support, not replace, doctors

Doctors pointing at screen with brain scan

AI and medical machine learning are constantly evolving, however don’t expect these technologies to replace doctors.

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Coping with loss

Coping with loss

Improved quality of care for parents of stillborn babies Australia-wide.

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Curbing chemo

Curbing chemo

Studying immune receptors to reduce chemo symptoms.

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