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Newswise: The Road to Success When It Comes to Mitigating Flood Disasters
Released: 24-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
The Road to Success When It Comes to Mitigating Flood Disasters
University of South Australia

As Australia continues to mop up after one of the wettest years on record, councils might want to consider a new flood mitigation strategy proposed by UniSA engineers - permeable pavements to suit specific soil and rainfall conditions.

Released: 23-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Expert Available to Comment on Sweeping SIDS Study Claims
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers neonatal pediatricians are available to comment on claims that new study identifies a test for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Newswise: The Numbers Don’t Lie: Australia Is Failing at Maths
Released: 17-May-2022 1:05 AM EDT
The Numbers Don’t Lie: Australia Is Failing at Maths
University of South Australia

Australia has suffered a significant drop in teenage maths proficiency in the past 20 years - sliding from 11th in the OECD rankings to 29th place out of 38 countries, prompting widespread debate over potential curriculum changes. One University of South Australia researcher says hand gestures could stop the slide.

Newswise: New fitness tracker keeps pace for Aussie cricketers
Released: 12-Apr-2022 11:05 PM EDT
New fitness tracker keeps pace for Aussie cricketers
University of South Australia

A new fitness tracker developed by the University of South Australia is helping predict sports performance among Australian cricketers to elevate their performance to the next level.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 1:45 PM EST
Poverty divide unchanged in decades
Flinders University

Young people living in poverty are among society’s most marginalised and the pivotal role of schools and teachers to close the gap cannot be fulfilled in current education systems.

Newswise: New study unlocks mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes
Released: 9-Feb-2022 7:05 PM EST
New study unlocks mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes
University of Adelaide

New research led by the University of Adelaide has found the first tangible evidence that the ancestors of some of Australia’s most venomous snakes arrived by sea rather than by land – the dispersal route of most other Australian reptiles.

4-Feb-2022 2:05 PM EST
Aboriginal Australians in Cities Have Dementia Rates as High as Those in Rural Areas
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Studies have shown that Aboriginal Australians living in remote areas of the country are disproportionately affected by dementia, with rates approximately double those of non-Indigenous people. A new study shows that Aboriginal Australians living in urban areas also have similar high rates of dementia. The study is published in the February 9, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Newswise: Not living the dream: Millennials locked out of housing market by older generations
Released: 2-Feb-2022 6:35 PM EST
Not living the dream: Millennials locked out of housing market by older generations
University of South Australia

Contradictory government policies are creating intergenerational inequity as new research from the University of South Australia shows that the housing market is failing to concurrently cater for both older and younger generations.

Newswise: ‘Mozzie Monitors’ kicks off monster mosquito season
Released: 30-Jan-2022 9:05 PM EST
‘Mozzie Monitors’ kicks off monster mosquito season
University of South Australia

As La Niña continues to deliver wet, humid weather, UniSA scientists are warning that we should be preparing for a monster mosquito season – unwanted by many, but perfectly timed for Australia’s largest mosquito surveillance program, Mozzie Monitors.

Newswise: Prioritise children’s wellbeing amid a COVID return to school
Released: 24-Jan-2022 11:05 PM EST
Prioritise children’s wellbeing amid a COVID return to school
University of South Australia

As a split return to school remains on the cards for South Australian families, early childhood experts are encouraging parents to focus on their child’s wellbeing, especially in the face of another potentially difficult year.

Newswise: Virtual bushfire experiment puts the heat on high-risk communities
Released: 12-Dec-2021 8:05 PM EST
Virtual bushfire experiment puts the heat on high-risk communities
University of South Australia

A virtual reality exercise undertaken in Australia with people living in high fire-risk zones has revealed some harsh truths: most people are not prepared for a serious bushfire and many would make fatal errors that could cost them their life.

Newswise: Modern slavery still not a priority for one in five Australian businesses
Released: 9-Dec-2021 6:05 PM EST
Modern slavery still not a priority for one in five Australian businesses
University of South Australia

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, one in five large businesses will likely fail to comply to their legal obligations under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act (2018), according to new research from the University of South Australia.

30-Nov-2021 2:45 PM EST
COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on science misinformation ‘triggers’
University of Sydney

Pandemic highlights existing issues in our health information ecosystem.

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Released: 29-Nov-2021 7:05 PM EST
Novel implants to protect Australia’s wildlife from feral cats
University of South Australia

New technology developed by the University of South Australia may put an end to predatory cat behaviours in native environments and help control Australia’s feral felines.

Newswise: Are your kids keeping up at school?
Released: 19-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EST
Are your kids keeping up at school?
University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is creating individual student learning profiles to help teachers better monitor and support Australian school children.

Newswise: Adelaide at the centre of next generation AI research
Released: 19-Nov-2021 8:25 AM EST
Adelaide at the centre of next generation AI research
University of Adelaide

A new research centre that focuses on next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology will develop the high-calibre expertise Australia needs to compete in the coming machine learning-enabled global economy.

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Released: 9-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
Smuggling bear parts in Australia and NZ
University of Adelaide

Australia doesn’t have any native bears, yet our involvement in the illegal trade of bear parts and products is sadly a different story. In a paper published in Pacific Conservation Biology, researchers from the University of Adelaide in collaboration with the Monitor Conservation Research Society and the Wildlife Justice Commission examined the demand for bear parts and products in Australia and New Zealand.

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Released: 4-Nov-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Flexible working hours: still a farce for Aussie dads
University of South Australia

Workplace culture and masculine norms are keeping fathers from asking for flexible working hours, including paid parental leave, according to research from University of South Australia researcher, Dr Ashlee Borgkvist.

Newswise: Experts call for urgent roo management reforms
Released: 3-Nov-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Experts call for urgent roo management reforms
University of Adelaide

Wildlife scientists from research organisations across Australia, including from the University of Adelaide, have come together to call for urgent reforms to the management of Australia’s kangaroo populations.

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Released: 26-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Eureka! A cost effective and quick way to find groundwater in arid regions
University of South Australia

Water is a scarce commodity in many countries worldwide, but new cost effective technology pioneered by researchers in Australia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia could ensure sustainable water supplies for decades to come.

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Released: 8-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
International refugees: from uncertain pasts to promising futures
University of South Australia

A better knowledge of the Australian schooling system and a clear understanding of how parents can support their child’s education could ensure the academic success of thousands of refugee children, according to new research from University of South Australia.

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Released: 1-Oct-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Wildfire bees on the brink
Flinders University

The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five times after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, new research led by Flinders University has found.

Released: 10-Sep-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Australia Defamation Ruling Lays Responsibility on Media Outlets
Cornell University

Drew Margolin, professor of communication at Cornell University, studies the way people communicate online and the role of accountability, credibility and legitimacy within social networks. He says that this recent ruling indicates that some jurisdictions are willing to lay the responsibility of monitoring harmful speech to media platforms themselves — a potentially significant trend in how we view future cases.

Released: 31-Aug-2021 11:50 AM EDT
New archaeological discoveries highlight lack of protections for submerged Indigenous sites
Flinders University

New archaeological research highlights major blind spots in Australia’s environmental management policies, placing submerged Indigenous heritage at risk.

Newswise: US influence on Australia’s illegal pet trade
Released: 19-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
US influence on Australia’s illegal pet trade
University of Adelaide

The transnational smuggling of live animals poses a threat to Australia’s biodiversity, conservation, environmental biosecurity, animal welfare, and human health and wellbeing. In a study published in Conversation Letters, researchers at the University of Adelaide compared the illegal smuggling of live reptiles – including lizards, snakes and turtles – into Australia, to the unregulated pet trade of reptiles in the United States (US), to understand better the drivers of illegal wildlife trade, and develop a framework for anticipating future trends in wildlife smuggling.

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Released: 18-Aug-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Gender Pay Gaps
University of South Australia

Confronting new research from the University of South Australia shows a significant gender pay gap across most Australian firms, with 80 per cent of them paying female executives 30-35 per cent less than their male counterparts, despite being of equal calibre, education, and achievement.

Released: 17-Aug-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Refugees especially vulnerable to mental health toll of COVID-19
University of New South Wales

COVID-19 stressors are negatively impacting resettled refugees’ mental health, a new study by UNSW Sydney psychologists in partnership with Australian Red Cross, Settlement Services International (SSI) and Phoenix Australia at the University of Melbourne has shown.

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Released: 17-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Cannabis use rises during Australian COVID lockdown but less meth on the streets
University of South Australia

How did Australia's first COVID lockdown in 2020 affect drug use? Methamphetamine use dropped, cannabis use spiked, and several states cut back on their drinking, according to wastewater monitoring covering approximately half the population.

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Released: 13-Aug-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Australia Must Improve Trade Strategy in Face of China Coercion
University of Adelaide

A new report from the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade says China is guilty of economic coercion and discriminatory purchasing amidst souring relations with Australia.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Older People Reluctant to Seek Help for Mental Health Concerns
Edith Cowan University

A new Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians living with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Pandemic Planning: Lessons From the White Plague
University of South Australia

University of South Australia architectural historian Dr Julie Collins says that, if history is anything to go by, the COVID-19 pandemic could have a lasting impact on how – and where – we live.

Released: 7-Jul-2021 9:05 PM EDT
Australia's National Research and Education Network Partners with Globus

The Australian national research and education network AARNet, a non-profit provider of network, cyber security, data and collaboration services, has signed an agreement with Globus, a department within the University of Chicago, to add Globus as a research data management service.

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4-Jul-2021 6:30 AM EDT
Could genetics hold the key to preventing SIDS?
University of South Australia

A state-of-the-art genetic biobank could hold the key to preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), potentially saving the lives of hundreds of babies who die from the devastating condition each year.

Newswise: Australian study shows behaviour modification crucial to stop COVID-19
Released: 30-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Australian study shows behaviour modification crucial to stop COVID-19
University of Sydney

One of the longest-running studies examining COVID-prevention behaviours shows hygiene changes have been sustained but not complex changes, like social distancing, with important policy implications.

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Released: 6-Jun-2021 10:05 PM EDT
New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples
University of Adelaide

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to form hypotheses about the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in Australia’s Western Desert.

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Released: 4-Jun-2021 8:05 PM EDT
Australia's trade sector in peril unless urgent action is taken
University of South Australia

Australia is in danger of slipping down the global trade ladder unless it completely overhauls its tax and industrial relations sectors, recruits skilled migrants, banishes red tape, improves its internet services, and reduces its reliance on China.

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Released: 13-May-2021 2:05 AM EDT
Australia accelerates new COVID-19 vaccine to fight mutant strains
University of South Australia

A leading South Australian immunologist has been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government to accelerate work on a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine, in what's anticipated to be the second line of defence against the virus.

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Released: 6-May-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Worth 1000 words: How the world saw Australia's black summer
Queensland University of Technology

Australia's 'black summer' of bushfires was depicted on the front pages of the world's media with images of wildlife and habitat destruction, caused by climate change, while in Australia the toll on ordinary people remained the visual front-page focus.

Newswise: First Australian populations followed footpath ‘superhighways’ across the continent
26-Apr-2021 10:45 AM EDT
First Australian populations followed footpath ‘superhighways’ across the continent
Santa Fe Institute

By simulating the physiology and decisions of early way-finders, an international team of archaeologists, geographers, ecologists, and computer scientists has mapped the probable “superhighways” that led to the first peopling of the Australian continent some 50,000-70,000 years ago.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Study of marine noise highlights need to protect pristine Australian waters
Curtin University

New Curtin research has found urgent action is needed to ensure man-made underwater noise in Australian waters does not escalate to levels which could be harmful to marine animals, such as whales, and negatively impact our pristine oceans.

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Released: 26-Apr-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Airports could generate enough solar energy to power a city: Study
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

A new study has found Australia's government-owned airports could produce enough electricity to power 136,000 homes, if they had large-scale rooftop solar systems installed.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:05 AM EDT
SA Hub will Help Build Resilience to Drought
University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide, as part of an extensive collaboration with industry and the South Australian Government, will lead a new drought resilience hub in South Australia. Announced today, the hub will undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.

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Released: 6-Apr-2021 1:05 AM EDT
Cancer survivors need compassion to cope with ‘cancer-brain’
University of South Australia

Every day, nearly 400 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Australia. As a major cause of illness and a leading cause of death, many of us, sadly, also know someone with cancer.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 6:45 PM EDT
Weizmann Scientists Determine How Smoke from Australia's Fires Spanned the Globe
Weizmann Institute of Science

Prof. Ilan Koren at the Weizmann Institute and Dr. Eitan Hirsch have identified another impact of Australia’s massive wildfires: smoke particles from the country’s southeast actually reached the stratosphere. They then traveled on a steady current that carried them around the world, covering and lingering above much of the Southern Hemisphere.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 12:35 PM EST
School-made lunch 'better' for children
Flinders University

Packing a lunchbox with fruit, sandwiches, and snacks is common practice for most Australian families. But what if there was another way?

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Released: 12-Jan-2021 6:05 PM EST
Impact of COVID lockdown on aeromedical retrievals in remote parts of Australia
University of South Australia

New data released this week by Australian researchers reveals the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown period on aeromedical retrievals in rural and remote regions.

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