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Risk of Ross River Virus Global Epidemic

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Australia’s Ross River Virus (RRV) could be the next mosquito-borne global epidemic according to a new research study led by the University of Adelaide and The Australian National University.
21-Feb-2017 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Predicting and Preventing Prostate Cancer Spread

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Australian researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body. The discovery may lead to the development of a blood test that could predict whether cancer will spread from the prostate tumour to...
25-Jan-2017 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Breast Density Research Edges Closer to Cancer Prevention

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Australian researchers are one step closer to breast cancer prevention after finding a new driver for breast density, an identified risk factor for breast cancer.
24-Jan-2017 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New ‘Smart Needle’ to Make Brain Surgery Safer

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A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide.
20-Jan-2017 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.
18-Jan-2017 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fossils Found Reveal Unseen ‘Footprint’ Maker

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Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil ‘footprints’ around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana.
16-Jan-2017 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nothing Fishy About Better Nutrition for Mums and Babies

Researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have found a way to provide mothers and young children in Cambodia with better nutrition through an unlikely source – fish sauce.
10-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms

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New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.
5-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Why It's "Homicide Bomber" Not "Suicide Bomber"

A suicide prevention expert has called for the term "homicide bomber" to replace the widely used "suicide bomber", because he says people who kill themselves while murdering others have few similarities to actual suicide victims.
3-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT

Omega-3 Continues to Astound Award-Winner

After decades of research, scientists continue to uncover the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids – and there are many more discoveries yet to come, according to a nutrition researcher being honored for his lifetime of achievement in this field.
16-Apr-2012 9:00 AM EDT

Will the New World Cup Soccer Ball Bend?

Physics experts at the University of Adelaide believe the new ball created for the 2010 World Cup, called the Jabulani, will play "harder and faster", bending more unpredictably than its predecessor.
8-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Herbal Medicines Can be Lethal, Pathologist Warns

A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs.
8-Feb-2010 8:30 AM EST

Global Effort to Extract More Oil and Gas

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A University of Adelaide petroleum geologist is spearheading an international project to extract more oil and gas from the ground, potentially saving companies billions of dollars.
17-Feb-2009 9:45 PM EST

10,000 People in World-first Cerebral Palsy Study

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Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, have launched the largest study of its kind in the world in a bid to better understand the possible genetic causes of cerebral palsy, lead by Chief Investigator Alastair MacLennan.
2-Jul-2008 3:30 PM EDT

World-Class Environment Vision to "Bring Back the Species"

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One of Australia's leading environmentalists will spearhead a world-class project to help revegetate the Mount Lofty Ranges, to stave off the effects of climate change and halt the loss of bird, animal and plant species.
18-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT

Worldwide Mission to Solve Iron Deficiency

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A University of Adelaide researcher will lead an Australian project to help address the world's biggest nutritional deficiency "“ lack of iron.
11-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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