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Preserved Leaves Reveal 7000 Years of Rainfall and Drought

A study using preserved paper-bark tea tree leaves has revealed what rainfall was like over 7000 years, including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought.
15-Feb-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

‘Seeing’ Tails Help Sea Snakes Avoid Predators

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators.
14-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Step forward for pneumonia vaccine development

A vaccine against the biggest bacterial killer on the planet is a step closer to being available with funding secured for preclinical trials.
4-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Social Media Privacy Is in the Hands of a Few Friends

New research has revealed that people’s behaviour is predictable from the social media data of as few as eight or nine of their friends.
20-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health

A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has found that this is not the case.
20-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Poor Sleep and Heart-Related Death

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator of the chance of heart-related death, which...
17-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Poo Transplant Effective Treatment for Chronic Bowel Condition

Poo transplant or “Faecal microbiota transplantation” (FMT) can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis, new research from the University of Adelaide shows.
15-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.
10-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Discovery Casts Dark Shadow on Computer Security

Two international teams of security researchers have uncovered Foreshadow, a new variant of the hardware vulnerability Meltdown announced earlier in the year, that can be exploited to bypass Intel Processors’ secure regions to access memory and...
14-Aug-2018 7:05 PM EDT

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

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Global Effort to Extract More Oil and Gas

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

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10,000 People in World-first Cerebral Palsy Study

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

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

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

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