News: Health and biotech

Chemotherapy with a side of bacteria, thanks!

gut bacteria

The intense chemotherapy used to destroy blood cancer also damages healthy cells in a person’s body, including those that line the intestines and the bacteria that rely on these cells to survive.

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Battling the complexities of diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's patient with doctor

New research is hoping to create more accurate diagnostic tests to allow earlier intervention.

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Gents, it’s time to talk about making babies

Sperm

Whilst the focus on women’s reproductive health is rightly high, the pre-conception health of potential fathers is still sadly often ignored.

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Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Most people remember when they wake during the night. But it’s the many briefer moments of stirring from slumber that can dramatically impact health – particularly for women.

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Professorial Lecture Series: Professor Paula Moyniham

Professor Paula Moynihan

Is sugar the demon it’s made out to be? Sugar Solutions – the Mouth and Beyond.

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Understanding congenital heart disease

Child holding a 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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