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Remote work, reduced pay: are we willing to make a trade?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the workforce, with almost half of Australian workers willing to sacrifice part of their annual salary to work from home.
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First Nations Dance: Delivering Aboriginal content in the Australian curriculum

All children should have the opportunity to explore and engage with Aboriginal knowledges and cultures. But with 95% of pre-service teachers in university from Anglo-Australian backgrounds, delivering culturally responsive First Nations content can...
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High-power fibre lasers emerge as a pioneering technology

Optical scientists in Australia and the US have created a high-power Star Wars style-laser, boosting their use in defence and for remote sensing applications.
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New flavours, scents, or formulations – we see them every day on the supermarket shelf. Despite line extensions being among the most common strategies to build a brand, they’re expensive, risky, and come with an average fail rate of about 40%.
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Shark fear: Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water…

It’s one of the most famous taglines in film history, immortalising sharks as ruthless predators. But beyond the horror generated by Spielberg’s Jaws series, a persistent fear of sharks remains, with consequences that extend into reality.
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Connecting with kids who don’t want to engage

Angry Birds, Mario Kart, or Animal Crossing ¬– they’re popular digital games that have captured the attention of children the world over.
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Could fitness tests do more harm than good for Aussie kids?

Beep test or shuttle run - we all remember fitness time trials in school. But did you know that your early experiences of compulsory fitness may have influenced your current views of physical exercise (PE)?
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Novel exercise intervention hopes to ease pain for people with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can cause severe pain and swelling of the joints. But a novel exercise intervention could help improve physical function and quality of life in people struggling with this debilitating condition.
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Weight loss? ‘Nuting’ to worry about with almonds

When it comes to weight loss, nuts can get a bad rap – while they’re high in protein, they’re also high in fats, and this often deters those looking to shed a few kilos. But new research from the University of South Australia shows that you...
18-Sep-2023 5:30 PM EDT

Labour laws need updating now remote work is here to stay

Australia’s employment laws and regulations must be updated to reflect the changing nature of work, with many people continuing to work from home long after the COVID-19 pandemic.
7-Sep-2023 8:05 PM EDT

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Sentencing child sex abusers: When the victim becomes the offender

When a ‘victim-offender’ is sentenced in court, a University of South Australia researcher is recommending judges acknowledge the offender’s early trauma, in conjunction with the consequences for the crime, in their sentencing comments.
30-May-2023 3:05 AM EDT

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Lived experience: the way forward for Australia’s mental health system

Changes to Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention system must be underpinned by lived experience to ensure appropriate care, say experts at the University of South Australia.
17-May-2023 1:05 AM EDT

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Clinicians must look beyond physical symptoms to care for people with deep-seated trauma

Child protection experts are imploring clinicians to broaden their duty of care to ensure that patients’ hidden trauma is not overlooked by more obvious physical symptoms and illnesses.
4-May-2023 11:05 PM EDT

Sleep Maximizes Vaccine Effectiveness

12-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EST

Flexible Work: Likely or Lip Service Beyond Pandemic?

Flexible work has always been a drawcard for employees, but while managers have typically been reluctant to embrace flexible work arrangements, University of South Australia researchers warn that the topic is likely to become front and centre as...
9-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT

Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focussed and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn’t wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard to master, but for...
1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT

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Codeine consumption plunges in the wake of tough love

Codeine consumption in Australia has plunged since it was removed from pharmacy counters, evidenced in wastewa...
19 Dec 2022

UniSA students feature internationally in Epic's Unreal Engine Film Challenge

The work of University of South Australia students has been highlighted by global digital giant Epic, after a ...
18 Dec 2022

Walnuts the new brain food for stressed university students

Stressed university students might want to add walnuts to their daily diet in the weeks leading up to their ne...
15 Dec 2022

$8 million awarded to UniSA researchers to tackle cancer, medicine harm, vascular disease and miscarriages

Seven UniSA researchers have collectively been awarded $8 million by the National Health and Medical Research ...
14 Dec 2022

World-first study reveals true cost of child abuse on South Australia’s public hospital system

‘Intervene before harms escalate’ is the message from University of South Australia researchers as...
14 Dec 2022

A Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility

With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded for its mul...
12 Dec 2022

Community gardens: Growing global citizens one child at a time

It’s often said that ‘from little things, big things grow’. Now, research at the University ...
12 Dec 2022

A handy lesson about pain and the brain in stroke survivors

A world-first study of stroke survivors shows how chronic pain can alter body perception, with the brain trick...
12 Dec 2022

UniSA a shining light in $100m BRIGHT beamlines partnership

Professor Michael James (Senior Principal Research Scientist, ANSTO) with Professor Enzo Lombi (University of ...
12 Dec 2022

World-first project to ‘self heal’ cracked concrete using sludge could save $1.4 billion repair bill to Australia’s sewer pipes

Water treatment sludge could be used to prevent 117,000 kilometres of sewer pipes in Australia from cracking i...
11 Dec 2022

National plan needed to improve children’s D- grade for physical activity

Researchers are calling for a National Physical Activity Plan to encourage greater levels of physical activity...
06 Dec 2022

UniSA welcomes female high flyers and second jetliner simulator

The University of South Australia is celebrating the highest intake of women enrolled in its aviation programs...
06 Dec 2022

Financy and UniSA partnership delivers tech platform to take diversity, equity and inclusion measurement to the next level

Australian fintech Financy has partnered with the University of South Australia’s Centre for Workplace E...
05 Dec 2022

New UniSA study to boost support for early career teachers

Attracting and retaining teachers remains a major issue for Australia’s education sector, particularly a...
05 Dec 2022

Checking blood pressure in a heartbeat, using artificial intelligence and a camera

The new technology that demonstrates how a camera and artificial intelligence can be used to extract cardiac s...
04 Dec 2022

Six UniSA students set for the adventure of a lifetime on the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

UniSA's 2023 New Colombo Scholars (clockwise from top left): Rebecca Kerstens, Emilee Rippon, Naomi Campbell, ...
04 Dec 2022

Adelaide Gaol comes alive thanks to new augmented reality app

The huge boom in escape rooms over recent years suggests that for many people, the idea of attempting a good o...
04 Dec 2022

Trouble sleeping? You could be at risk of type 2 diabetes

As the Christmas season starts to ramp up, University of South A ustralia researchers are reminding people to ...
01 Dec 2022

Performers from Korea and Australia come together for an international celebration of artists with disability

Dancers from Seoul’s 29Dong Dance Theatre and Adelaide's  Restless Dance Theatre . As the world mar...
01 Dec 2022

Finger prick device to revolutionise care for pregnant mothers and babies

Professor Benjamin Thierry A simple finger prick being trialled by University of South Australia researchers c...
01 Dec 2022

Virtual tourists can now teleport back 600 million years, exploring the Flinders Ranges’ ancient beginnings

Fancy donning a VR headset and taking a journey through deep geological time? From today it’s possible, ...
30 Nov 2022

New music book series, 33 1/3 Oceania, celebrates influential albums from Australia and New Zealand

Since 2003, the world-renowned book series 33 1/3 has provided music fans with detailed, impeccably researched...
29 Nov 2022

Mangroves: environmental guardians of our coastline

Mangrove pneumatophores (aerial roots) with DGT probes in sediments for measuring labile metals. They are the ...
28 Nov 2022

Exploring alternate realities to help build social skills for the real world

UniSA has partnered with social gaming company Minds At Play to better understand how roleplaying games can bu...
27 Nov 2022

When cyclones and fires collide…

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia’s south-eastern coast, new research suggests tha...
27 Nov 2022

Gold medallist among UniSA Alumni Awards recipients

Jessica Stenson Commonwealth Games gold medallist and the fastest Australian runner at this year’s New Y...
24 Nov 2022

ARC Discovery grants will explore innovations in education, self-healing concrete, machine learning and families at risk

Four University of South Australia researchers have been awarded ARC Discovery grants collectively worth $1.8 ...
24 Nov 2022

Adelaide businesses to be born in just 54-hours

Adelaide’s business sector is set to gain fresh talent as the city prepares to host a weekend-long compe...
24 Nov 2022

Physicist strikes gold, solving 50-year lightning mystery

The chances of being struck by lightning are less than one in a million, but those odds shortened considerably...
23 Nov 2022

UniSA students make the deep dive into submarine tech

Associate Professor Craig Priest (UniSA), Alex (ASC Engineer) and Kaitlyn and Dakota (UniSA students). Photo c...
21 Nov 2022

Believe it or ‘nut’, almonds can help you cut calories

Weight loss is never an easy nut to crack, but a handful of almonds could keep extra kilos at bay according to...
20 Nov 2022

Meet UniSA's new rock star with a green focus

Assoc Prof Caroline Tiddy, a Superstar of STEM  University of South Australia geoscientist Associate Prof...
17 Nov 2022

Waste warriors: black soldier flies turn food scraps into value

They’re the creepy crawlies with a voracious appetite, so when it comes to food waste, black soldier fly...
15 Nov 2022

‘Gold’ Good Design Award for the Fish River Ranger Accommodation project

UniSA’s Design Construct team, led by UniSA architecture lecturer  Joti Weijers-Coghlan , has been ...
14 Nov 2022

Teachers must stand up to bullying of LBGTQIA+ students

Unconscious bias and gender stereotypes are preventing teachers from intervening when they see LGBTQIA+ studen...
14 Nov 2022

Rural pregnant women in dire need of better ultrasound services

Amber Bidner and pregnant volunteer Sophie Kieliszek. A lack of ultrasound equipment and training for rural cl...
14 Nov 2022

Dirt-cheap solar evaporation could solve the world’s soil pollution problem

A team led by University of South Australia researchers has pioneered a new soil remediation technique that is...
13 Nov 2022

Nurses and midwives plead the case for more research funding

Despite being the largest health workforce in the country, nurses and midwives receive only a tiny proportion ...
06 Nov 2022

UniSA professor to tackle State's allied health crisis

Professor Saravana Kumar New and more effective models of healthcare for South Australians will be explored wi...
06 Nov 2022

‘Writing Country’ featuring Jeanine Leane: Part five in the Writing, Gender and the Natural World speaker series

Associate Professor Jeanine Leane On Thursday 17 November , the University of South Australia’s Creative...
04 Nov 2022

UniSA launches Global Executive MBA in Defence and Space

The University of South Australia is collaborating with American and British partners to launch a Global Execu...
03 Nov 2022

UniSA to host 24-hour, global space innovation competition

Students, entrepreneurs and developers will work together to solve real world space challenges at the upcoming...
31 Oct 2022

Australians clueless about their country’s most endangered species

Leadbeater's possum, one of Australia's most endangered species. Australia holds an unenviable conservation st...
27 Oct 2022

Surf’s up (and don’t mind the sharks)

60 per cent of surfers are not afraid of sharks when surfing. Clean, choppy, or cranking, when the surf’...
26 Oct 2022

Vitamin D deficiency linked to premature death

It’s the vitamin that we get from the sun, yet despite its ample availability, one in three Australian a...
26 Oct 2022

‘Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face”

Just like the famous lyrics suggest, if you put on a happy face you will feel a little brighter, according to ...
25 Oct 2022

Happily ever after? A new chapter for traditional fairy tales

From Little Red Riding Hood to the Ugly Duckling , fairy tales have long been read to children across the ages...
24 Oct 2022

UniSA and Beam announce 'Future Scooter Lab' partnership

UniSA Product Design lecturers Dan McLean and Andrew Whittaker. Global micromobility company Beam and the Univ...
24 Oct 2022

New resource helps grow farmers’ wellbeing after a bushfire

This free interactive self-help resource has been designed by Australian farmers affected by fires, for Austra...
23 Oct 2022

Dig in: Sand serves up a possible cure for obesity

Engineered particles of purified sand could be the next anti-obesity therapy as new research from the Universi...
24 Oct 2022

Don’t Let Meth Take Hold campaign to highlight life-long impacts of minimal use

Methamphetamine use is linked to movement edisorders such as Parkinson's disease. A new methamphetamine campai...
16 Oct 2022

Fang-tastic! Venomous, endangered mud adder drops into SA for dinner

The endangered De Vis banded snake, detected in SA for the first time. Photo Connor Margetts A venomous snake ...
09 Oct 2022

Game on mum and dad – researchers call on parents to discuss their video game use

UniSA researchers are undertaking a major study to better understand how and why parents play video games, and...
06 Oct 2022

UniSA’s global space accelerator program invites applications for 2023

2022 Venture Catalyst Space participant, Jill Dewey from ESpy Ocean The University of South Australia’s ...
06 Oct 2022

Star Trekking across the Uni-verse: Next-gen UniSA stars shine with George Takei

He may have travelled the universe but in this century, legendary actor, author, and civil rights activist, Ge...
29 Sep 2022

Aviation students get a taste of flying in first year at UniSA

Wing Chi in the cockpit of a DA40, the same plane used to train Qantas cadet pilots. As an international aviat...
29 Sep 2022

New property valuation technique delivers more accurate predictions using machine learning and big data

Big data and machine learning could deliver more accurate house price predictions. Researchers at the Universi...
29 Sep 2022

Metabolism linked to brain health say UniSA researchers

Every three seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. And while there is no known cure, change...
29 Sep 2022

More reasons to go solar when gearing up for a greener drive

A new study by University of South Australia (UniSA) researchers shows that households with solar panels and b...
27 Sep 2022

Hon Doc for the working class man: UniSA shouts out to Jimmy Barnes

Rock icon, author and quintessential working class man, Jimmy Barnes, will receive one of four honorary doctor...
27 Sep 2022

One to beam up: Star Trek legend George Takei awarded Hon Doc from Australia’s University of Enterprise

Actor, civil rights activist, and social media mega power George Takei. Actor, civil rights activist, and soci...
26 Sep 2022

Blood cancer scientists developing powerful new tools to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients

Adelaide researchers will use a $1 million Federal Government grant to improve the diagnosis and treatment of ...
26 Sep 2022

Call the midwife: new degree delivers rural support for local mums

Expectant mothers in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and northern regions will benefit from greater acc...
25 Sep 2022

Experimental brain cancer drug fast tracked in clinical trials

Worldwide, an estimated 300,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year, with very little h...
22 Sep 2022

Regions keep dark skies alight with constellations

90 per cent of the world's light ends up in the sky, not on the ground. From the ‘Saucepan’ to the...
21 Sep 2022

Former OECD and United Nations economist joins UniSA as inaugural Credit Union SA Chair of Economics

Former OECD and United Nations economist Dr Susan Stone has joined the University of South Australia as the Cr...
13 Sep 2022

Vets and pets to reap benefits from new drug to treat common infection

Australia’s 29 million pets look set to benefit from a more effective treatment for Giardia, a common in...
13 Sep 2022

Chemical fingerprints could land the biggest catch: seafood fraudsters

Dr Zoe Doubleday uses chemical fingerprints in shells to geolocate marine animals and animal products. Univers...
12 Sep 2022

Professor Justin O’Connor makes news on arts and culture reset

Research by Professor Justin O’Connor continues to feature prominently in national conversations about t...
12 Sep 2022

Dr Guy Keulemans wins prestigious Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize-winning works by Dr Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto.   In June, CP...
08 Sep 2022

Sport, sleep or screens: new app reveals the ‘just right’ day for kids

Not too sport heavy, not too sleep deprived – finding the ‘just right’ balance in a child&rs...
08 Sep 2022

Supporting farmers through tough times earns UniSA double national accolade

Drought, fires, floods, and now potential disease – in the past few years Aussie farmers have been hit h...
08 Sep 2022

PhD student doesn’t miss a beat, wowing judges with murder mystery novel based on SA’s first policewoman

UniSA PhD student Lainie Anderson, the winner of the 2022 3MT grand final. South Australia’s first polic...
06 Sep 2022

Stopping child sexual exploitation

Online grooming, false identities, and broken trust – they’re all a part of one of the fastest gro...
05 Sep 2022

Nature/Nostalgia: Author Jane Rawson to deliver third session in speaker series Writing, Gender and the Natural World

Author Jane Rawson On Wednesday 14 September , UniSA’s Creative People, Products and Places (CP3) Resear...
01 Sep 2022

Poor management the biggest risk factor for workplace bullying

Organisational structures, not individuals, are to blame for workplace bullying, which affects 10 per cent of ...
29 Aug 2022

Peanuts present a nutty solution for weight loss

A handful of peanuts might be a favourite snack, but according to new research from the University of South Au...
29 Aug 2022

Women in sport: UniSA research ensures Wiser, Faster, Stronger athletes

Melbourne AFLW Huddle Never before has women’s sport been so successful on so many levels – partic...
28 Aug 2022

Soccer fans reject ‘taking the knee’ as a hollow gesture that does not combat racism

'Taking the knee' is seen as a hollow gesture by English soccer fans, a new study finds. English Premier Leagu...
25 Aug 2022

Teachers want support to embrace nature play in primary education

From tree-branch tepees to bush tucker gardens, mud kitchens and even functional fire pits, primary schools ar...
24 Aug 2022

New research partnership to explore how music, computing and neuroscience can benefit young children

MindChamps CEO David Chiem pictured with UniSA Vice Chancellor Prof David Lloyd. Combining music, computing an...
23 Aug 2022

Surfing the edtech wave: the future is online education

Never in the history of education has online learning been so important. But there’s a big difference be...
23 Aug 2022

In-school occupational therapy

In an Australian first, South Australia has appointed  a new Assistant Minister for Autism , tasked to in...
22 Aug 2022

Groundbreaking research hopes to personalise treatment for cancer patients

Cancer Council SA - funded researcher Associate Professor Stephanie Reuter Lange from UniSA hopes that a simpl...
22 Aug 2022

Study paves way for widespread architectural use of end-of-life tyres

'Earthship' built fromrecycled tres at Ironbank, SA. A new study by The University of South Australia has test...
21 Aug 2022

Text messages and 😀🤣😍😜😫 – do they enrich our language or denigrate it?

Text messaging celebrates its 30th birthday this year. A new book co-authored by a University of South Austral...
17 Aug 2022

Pain is no joke in labour, but new study shows withdrawing laughing gas has no adverse outcomes

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was used by more than 50 per cent of Australian wom...
15 Aug 2022

Gamified education keeps kids connected to STEM

'Desert Cat' - one of the animals designed in the Awesome Animals Challenge: an animal that could survive in t...
11 Aug 2022

Get a taste of Uni life and your unstoppable career at UniSA Open Day

Watch our trained outdoor education students abseil down the Bradley Building from 11am-1pm. Students can get ...
12 Aug 2022

Reframe the pain: reducing needle anxiety in children

Tears, tantrums, and distress – when it comes to needles, many children are fearful. But with vaccinatio...
11 Aug 2022

Keeping Kermit: new clues to protecting frogs from deadly Bd fungus

" Common Eastern Froglet (Crinia signifera) " by  David Cook Wildlife Photography  is licensed under...
28 Aug 2022

Aboriginal homelessness requires a different cultural approach

The 155-page report recommends a different approach to tackling homelessness in Aboriginal urban communities. ...
09 Aug 2022

Tiny optical sensors could put an end to hospital bed sores

Smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could stop pressure sores. Tiny smart bed sensors embedded i...
09 Aug 2022

Author Jennifer Mills to deliver second session in speaker series Writing, Gender and the Natural World

Author Jennifer Mills On Thursday 18 August , UniSA’s Creative People, Products and Places (CP3) Researc...
08 Aug 2022

Down on Vitamin D? It could be the cause of chronic inflammation

Inflammation is an essential part of the body's healing process. But when it persists, it can contribute to a ...
07 Aug 2022

UniSA researcher named Young Tall Poppy for medicine safety research

Dr Renly Lim is a Young Tall Poppy of Science for 2022. Research into medicine safety and the ability to commu...
04 Aug 2022

Pandemic has put long-haul pilots in a stressful tailspin

The pandemic has sent stress levels skyrocketing among commercial airline pilots. Stress levels among commerci...
02 Aug 2022

Pain, pain go away, help our children run and play

Like it or not, bumps and bruises are an unavoidable part of childhood. But while no parent wants their child ...
31 Jul 2022

UniSA supports efforts to boost health workforce

Premier Peter Malinauskas and Minister for Health and Wellbeing Chris Picton at UniSA’s Horizon Hospital...
26 Jul 2022

World first experiment using drones for wildlife health checks

A University of South Australia PhD student can now add ‘world first’ to her CV after collaboratin...
21 Jul 2022

Wearing your fitness on your sleeve is great for the heart

Wearable fitness trackers encourage people to walk up to 40 minutes more each day. New findings from Australia...
19 Jul 2022

Anti-rejection medication and kidney transplants

Adding immunotherapy to standard anti-rejection medication could change the lives of thousands of kidney trans...
17 Jul 2022

Embrace technology and boost education outcomes

There’s no doubt that education lays the foundation for a child’s future success, but as teaching ...
12 Jul 2022

Writing, Gender and the Natural World – Six-part speaker series featuring nine of Australia’s top writers

Eileen Chong will feature as part of the Writing, Gender and the Natural World series. On Wednesday 27 July , ...
12 Jul 2022

Improving access to financial planning to benefit lower income groups

Professor Chandra Krishnamurti (right) and Lecturer in Financial Planning and Director of GAP Financial, Geoff...
11 Jul 2022

How dads can use ‘kangaroo care’ to bond with their infants

Joel Mackenzie in the NICU at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, providing kangaroo care with hi...
11 Jul 2022

Smart research to ensure SA Water employee safety

SA Water staff from the Kadina Depot who will be monitored by UniSA researchers. An innovative safety initiati...
08 Jul 2022

Long term high-fat diet expands waistline and shrinks brain

A high-fat diet over a long time can damage your brain as well as lead to obesity. New research shows that fat...
07 Jul 2022

Stopping family violence starts with protecting our children

Breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse is paramount, but unless substantial funding and resources are r...
30 Jun 2022

Australia is high on ice, eclipsing 24 other countries

Australia has the highest reported methamphetamine (ice) use per capita in the world, according to the latest ...
29 Jun 2022

Learning from Leeton: how a rural town has rolled out the welcome mat and helped refugees find their feet

The NSW country town of Leeton is about as far removed as possible from Afghanistan – geographically, cu...
28 Jun 2022

Cheers! Here’s to the health-conscious youth

Young consumers are happy to pay more for a healthy drink. As the restaurant sector shifts back into gear, cat...
28 Jun 2022

Urgent changes needed to ‘unfair, expensive’ refugee visas

Since 2012, 31,000 asylum seekers in Australia have lived in a state of uncertainty. UniSA academics have call...
27 Jun 2022

End-of-life plan needed for tens of thousands of wind turbine blades

A new study led by the University of South Australia indicates tens of thousands of wind turbine blades will e...
22 Jun 2022

A simple tool to make websites more secure and curb hacking

Cybercrime cost the world $6 trillion in 2021, partly due to website vulnerabilities. An international team of...
21 Jun 2022

Sports, not screens: the key to happier, healthier children

Whether it’s sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involve...
20 Jun 2022

Rural communities under-resourced to take on refugees

As Australia continues to take on refugees from Ukraine, education experts are calling for essential supports ...
16 Jun 2022

When it comes to ADHD and ASD, the eyes could reveal all

It’s often said that ‘the eyes tell it all’, but no matter what their outward expression, th...
16 Jun 2022

Older Australians need more financial support amid pandemic

Financial experts are encouraging pre-retirees to sharpen their financial skills as a new report from the Univ...
14 Jun 2022

Vitamin D deficiency leads to dementia

Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting think...
13 Jun 2022

Researchers on a mission to block rogue melanoma protein

Professor Claudine Bonder Despite years of skin cancer warnings, Australia continues to hold the unenviable re...
13 Jun 2022

Beetroot boosts sporting performance in athletes

It’s the bright-red root veggie more often found in a borsht than a breakfast smoothie, but the humble b...
07 Jun 2022

Grandparent ‘child care’ a win across generations

As parents struggle to juggle work and family commitments, early childhood education experts are encouraging A...
06 Jun 2022

Allergy medication and bleach responsible for traces of designer drug found in South Australia’s water catchments

Nasal and sinus medications are responsible for traces of methcathinone in SA water. A new study reporting sma...
06 Jun 2022

Eco-friendly policies could entice workers back to the office

Climate change took centre stage at Australia’s recent Federal election with many voters using their bal...
01 Jun 2022

The mindful way to manage stress among elite athletes

J ust like the saying, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’, elite athletes are known ...
01 Jun 2022

Human trafficking myths exploded: women offend too, and it’s happening in our own back yard

A new study has exploded four common myths around human trafficking in Australia, debunking the perception tha...
31 May 2022

A wet nose and a wagging tail opens a new world for autistic kids

James King (as a young boy) pictured with Winter, his trusted assistance dog. A new Australian study looking a...
29 May 2022

The road to success when it comes to flood mitigation

Flooded roads could be mitigated thanks to an innovative solution from UniSA engineers Australia has experienc...
24 May 2022

UniSA wins prestigious award for innovative social enterprise project in Africa

The University of South Australia’s contribution to an international social enterprise project, which ha...
19 May 2022

The numbers don’t lie: Australia is failing at maths and we need to find a new formula to arrest the decline

Divide, subtract, add, multiply: whatever way you cut it, Australia is heading in one direction when it comes ...
16 May 2022

UniSA blasts off on $180 million space hub mission

UniSA will develop a satellite “selfie-stick” to improve ground observation and communications wit...
15 May 2022

High rents, low incomes and soaring property prices leave 6000 homeless in SA

A research report released by the University of South Australia (UniSA) and Believe Housing Australia , highli...
12 May 2022

Fast-tracked: First in-human trial for aggressive brain tumours

A novel technology designed to precisely image aggressive brain cancers and guide treatment is being developed...
11 May 2022

Fashion faux pas: fashion trends are costing the environment

From balaclavas to cowgirl hats - and even the return of low-rise jeans - whatever the latest trends, they&rsq...
10 May 2022

Meet Clive, UniSA’s first quadruped robot

Meet Clive, UniSA’s first off-the-shelf quadruped robot who joins the UniSA STEM academic unit with an e...
10 May 2022

Poor eyesight unfairly mistaken for brain decline

Poor eyesight is often mistakenly conflated with brain decline Millions of older people with poor vision are a...
09 May 2022

Major discovery provides new hope for blood cancer patients

Acute myeloid leukaemia kills most patients within five years. South Australian scientists have made a signifi...
08 May 2022

Industry and research join forces to tackle $283 billion antimicrobial resistance threat to Australia

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most serious threats facing Australia today. A new partnership to impro...
05 May 2022

In-house pharmacists essential for aged care

60 per cent of residents had problems with their medicines Medicines are the most common treatments used in he...
04 May 2022

Mental illness plays havoc with blood pressure and heart rate

University of South Australia scientists have uncovered another reason why society should be paying more atten...
03 May 2022

$10 million investment fuels promising treatments for inflammatory lung disease

Professor Stuart Pitson A UniSA world leader in inflammatory cell signalling, Professor Stuart Pitson , will d...
02 May 2022

Hydroponic native plants to detox PFAS-contaminated water

PFAS can be removed from contaminated water by Australian native rushes. They’re the non-stick on Teflon...
01 May 2022

Could exercise counteract cardiotoxic chemotherapy for women with breast cancer?

Exercise is used to promote breast cancer awareness in many events around the world.  When you’re a...
29 Apr 2022

Hype up fitness to support kids’ health post-lockdowns

When COVID-19 hit the UK, outdoor playgrounds closed, and outdoor exercise was limited to one hour per day. As...
27 Apr 2022

Immersive VR: empowering kids to survive in fire, flood, and war

When you live in the driest State in the driest country in the world, bushfires are an unfortunate, and all-to...
26 Apr 2022

In reality, escapist fiction could be what the doctor orders

As celebrated author Neil Gaiman testifies, books are the best place to bury your head when life gets too hard...
26 Apr 2022

New fitness tracker keeps pace for Aussie cricketers

West End Redback cricketers training at Adelaide Oval. When you’re an elite athlete, every advantage cou...
12 Apr 2022

UniSA honours two trailblazing entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneur and activist Ronni Kahn and property developer and business leader Shaun Bonétt wil...
11 Apr 2022

Australia-India Grant to research new critical minerals extraction tech.

They’re the driving force behind electric vehicles, renewable energy generation and crucial to the manuf...
05 Apr 2022

Meddle: the medical Wordle that’s boosting mental health

Meddle word game - It’s the phenomenon that’s taken over the world, but wh...
05 Apr 2022

Mind the gap with endometriosis: sufferers face unexpected costs

800,000 Australians suffer from endometriosis, taking an average 6.5 years to diagnose A new study released by...
04 Apr 2022

Who you know can make or break employment opportunities for African migrants

Racial hierarchies and a lack of the ‘right sort’ of social connections are hindering African-born...
30 Mar 2022

From lab to slab

Approximately 1.5 billion vehicle tyres are discarded each year. A novel approach to rubber recycling could se...
29 Mar 2022

UniSA partners with industry to remotely power into space

UniSA materials scientists Professor Drew Evans and   Dr Roya Rudd will play a key role in an ambitious n...
28 Mar 2022

The top 10 unanswered questions about medicines for people living with dementia

Timothy and Ann Pietsch pictured with Dr Emily Reeve. Up to 93 per cent of people living with dementia have ex...
22 Mar 2022

Neighbourhoods feeling the heat as medium density housing robs suburbs of street and garden trees

Trees should be mandated in new housing developments say UniSA researchers. New housing subdivisions, smaller ...
31 Oct 2022

Rare genetic anomaly linked to 20% of childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia cases

Little Charlie, who  died of AML at just age three. It’s a diagnosis you never want to hear: Acute ...
20 Mar 2022

Hoverfly visual systems mapped to detect sound of distant drones

For the first time, Australian researchers have reverse engineered the visual systems of hoverflies to detect ...
14 Mar 2022

Stealth nanomedicines combat cancer and cut toxic effects of chemo

Nanomedicines – typically drugs hidden within nanoscopic fatty membranes (‘ liposomes ’) &nd...
09 Mar 2022

Reading builds resilience among at-risk kids

Reading aloud  can triple a child's resilience at school, especially for kids at risk. As children settle...
07 Mar 2022

A cracker new study to egg-cite egg lovers

Boiled, scrambled, or fried, if you’re an egg lover, a better breakfast is hard to beat. But with eggs o...
20 Mar 2022

Work, sex, swimming and fit bands: all safe for dialysis patients

Dialysis patient Dean Churcham demonstrates the benefits of regular exercise. On dialysis for kidney failure a...
06 Mar 2022

Weighing up: What’s the bottom line when it comes to weight loss?

When it comes to weight loss, many of us have dabbled in the latest diets. But whether you’re cutting ca...
02 Mar 2022

Stillbirth and chronic disease link identified in world first discovery

In a world first discovery, South Australian researchers have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a ...
02 Mar 2022

A digital future keeps arts alive amid uncertainty

'Airship Orchestra' at the Adeaide Lights Festival. Credit: Frankie The Creative  As arts and culture tak...
22 Feb 2022

European Union awards UniSA prestigious Centre of Excellence

Professor Anthony Elliott The University of South Australia  has been awarded a prestigious Jean Mon...
21 Feb 2022

$3.7m boost to UniSA's aged care training in Port Lincoln

UniSA allied health students will benefit from specialist aged care training facilities. The Federal Governmen...
20 Feb 2022

Life on the land can be tough, but online tool helps farmers cope with factors beyond their control

Australian farmers now have an online tool to help improve their wellbeing. Australian farmers are known for b...
20 Feb 2022

Forget handheld virtual reality controllers: a smile, frown or clench will suffice

Different facial expressions can now manipulate objects in a VR setting. Our face can unlock a smartphone, pro...
17 Feb 2022

The challenge of providing good service while social distancing

Social distancing can be difficult in service settings. If you’re dining out this Valentine’s Day,...
10 Feb 2022

Spotlight on the unseen: MOD. launches new exhibition Invisibility

What do we miss when we’re not looking? Who are the people we don’t notice? What are the environme...
07 Feb 2022

Novel study to help kids with severe epilepsy

New research from the University of South Australia could deliver a breakthrough for children suffering one of...
06 Feb 2022

The secret lives of bats reveal botanical mysteries

Mature Dillenia biflora flower with corolla removed by hand, exposing the pollen-filled anthers. Photo copyrig...
03 Feb 2022

Not living the dream

Contradictory government policies are creating intergenerational inequity as new research from the University ...
02 Feb 2022

Pets in aged care homes makes paw-fect sense with new tool

Australia has launched a new online tool to assess whether individual pets can safely be accommodated in aged ...
01 Feb 2022

Novel biomarkers help decode metastatic breast cancer

Human breast cancer tissue sample: the blue is the nuclear stain that shows DNA of the cells. The red shows th...
01 Feb 2022

‘Mozzie Monitors’ kicks off monster mosquito season

As La Niña continues to deliver wet, humid weather, UniSA scientists are warning that we should be...
30 Jan 2022

Prioritise children’s wellbeing amid a COVID return to school

As a split return to school remains on the cards for South Australian families, early childhood experts are en...
24 Jan 2022

Sleep routines set kids up for success at school

Late night movies, gaming marathons and impromptu sleepovers may have featured over the holidays, but as we ne...
23 Jan 2022

SA leads on green energy with new project to benefit industry

Professor Drew Evans who will lead the UniSA project in collaboration with PhosEnergy. A thermovoltaic device ...
19 Jan 2022

Scientists prove that deadly gene has jumped from a harmless organism to a nasty pathogen

  Pseudomonas aeruginosa , an organism responsible for thousands of deaths University of South Australia ...
17 Jan 2022

Citizen science helps nurture our health through nature

From lifting our moods, to boosting our immune systems, the intrinsic health benefits of being in nature are w...
13 Jan 2022

UniSA prepares for perfect landing with second simulator

The cockpit of an Airbus 320 jetliner Aviation students at the University of South Australia will be flying hi...
12 Jan 2022

Algorithm helps robots avoid obstacles in their path

The future: Service robots able to navigate their way without colliding with people If you’ve ever order...
09 Jan 2022

Power consumption off the rails? Smart scheduling can help conserve energy

UniSA technology is being deployed on high-speed trains worldwide. If you’ve ever taken a high-speed tra...
31 Oct 2022

New research to drive advances in neonatal health, architecture, technology, schools and desalination

UniSA has been awarded $2.5 million for ARC Discovery projects to start in 2022. World-leading advances in mea...
03 Jan 2022



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