News: Health and biotech

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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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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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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Bike tech powers world record win

Cyclist on Bike

The humpback whale's 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.

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Breakthrough 3D-printed micro device will streamline IVF procedure

Scientist looking into microscope

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.

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EndoZone: A brand new digital platform for people with endometriosis

Woman lying on sofa, clutching her stomach in pain.

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.

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Research looking at blocking the action of damaged genes

Brain and DNA

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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