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Testing time for pills in space

Pills are being sent into space to test how they cope with the rigours of one of the harshest environments known. The University of Adelaide is studying how exposure to microgravity and space radiation affects the stability of pharmaceutical tablet...
22-Sep-2020 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

An international team of plant scientists have shown the potential to rapidly improve the quality of barley grain through a genetic tool known as CRISPR or gene editing.
16-Sep-2020 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Climate change threatens Komodo dragons

The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.
16-Sep-2020 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helping Future-Proof the Wine Sector

Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online. Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? A Global Empirical Picture provides...
14-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Australian wine scientists are shedding scientific light on the processes underlying traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people to produce fermented beverages. The scientists from the University of Adelaide and the Australian Wine...
10-Sep-2020 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Design facility pushes innovation boundaries

A new design facility, located at the University of Adelaide, will offer organisations and individuals a space in which to push the boundaries of technical, industrial and business innovation.
8-Sep-2020 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using the past to maintain future biodiversity

New research shows that safeguarding species and ecosystems and the benefits they provide for society against future climatic change requires effective solutions which can only be formulated from reliable forecasts. An international team of...
24-Aug-2020 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC): Findings relating to the University of Adelaide

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has today released a statement relating to allegations of improper conduct by the University’s former Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Rathjen AO, and the University’s handling...
26-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT 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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