Research Tuesdays

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Our researchers are driven by the desire to understand. They work to uncover new knowledge and shed light on the world's biggest challenges. From tackling Meningococcal B to finding energy solutions for the future, our discoveries make a difference to people's lives across the world.

At Research Tuesdays we share this knowledge, every month. If you're curious about the changing world, we invite you to join us. Our doors open every month.

Upcoming event

Herbal Peril

Australians are well and truly sold on complementary medicines. It’s estimated we now spend almost $5bn on them annually—even more than on prescriptions. But in the case of herbal remedies, consumers’ results can be dangerously different from the glowing health they’re hoping for.

Mounting scientific evidence indicates that, while some herbal medicines have their place, ‘herbal’ does not automatically equal ‘natural’; and ‘natural’ does not guarantee ‘safe’. Real potential for harm—even death—exists from contaminants, undisclosed ingredients and herb-herb and herb-drug interactions.

In this important presentation, two leading University of Adelaide health researchers will analyse the greatest risks—both for herbal medicines’ preparation and consumption—and explain how to avoid them. Don’t miss it.

Date: Tuesday, 8 October
Time: 5.30pm
Location: The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace campus, Adelaide

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Upcoming 2019 events

Research Tuesdays

Climate changed

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

An interdisciplinary look at what global warming would mean for life in South Australia.

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Prevous 2019 events

Paw things

February 2019

Ever wonder what a successful writer’s life looks like? We’ve found three prepared to talk.

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Type: Writer

March 2019

Ever wonder what a successful writer’s life looks like? We’ve found three prepared to talk.

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What's the Buzz

April 2019

The ‘bee crisis’ could sting more than most realise. Find out why—and what you can do.

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Reawakening Kaurna

Reawakening Kaurna

May 2019

The Kaurna language has been stirred from slumber—and the impact’s profound. A reconciliation week event.

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Positive Charge

Positive Charge

June 2019

How might renewables power our homes, industry and economy? We’re glad you asked.

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Quantum of promise

Quantum of promise

July 2019

Barcode scanners. Smartphones. MRIs. All rely on quantum physics. Come see what’s next.

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Mission Mammal

August 2019

From the lions of the Serengeti to the blue whales of the Southern Ocean, mammals dominate our planet.

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Three Minute Thesis finals

September 2019

Explaining years of research in three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide

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