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A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure

Whether it’s a dollop on your morning cereal or a simple snack on the go, a daily dose of yoghurt could be the next go-to food for people with high blood pressure, according to new research from the University of South Australia.
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Employment interventions boost disability employability by 25%

Finding a job can be tough at the best of times, but when you have a disability it can be an uphill battle, especially when fewer than 50 per cent of disabled people have a job.
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The sunshine vitamin that ‘D’elivers on cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio...
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New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online

Keeping children safe online is always important, but with the rapid rise of children using social media amid COVID-19 also comes increased opportunities for predators to access and exploit our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.
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Novel implants to protect Australia’s wildlife from feral cats

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.
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Courting success: why the ‘head’ outsmarts the body in basketball

A new study reveals why coaches believe ‘game intelligence’, work ethic and competitiveness are far more important than physical fitness in determining success on the basketball court.
29-Nov-2021 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

World-first product will be a lifesaving traffic stopper

Game-changing technology to design traffic lights that absorb kinetic energy, stopping them from crumpling when hit by a vehicle, will prevent thousands of fatalities and injuries each year and make our roads much safer.
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RaceRunning: the fleet-of-foot sport that’s helping kids with cerebral palsy

Every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurodevelopmental disability that affects their motor movements, such as the ability to walk, run and maintain balance. Now, a new study from the University of South Australia...
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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...
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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...
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Kids Need Calm Not Chaos Amid Covid-19

Elbow bumps in lieu of high-fives, segregated lunchtimes and hyper hand hygiene ¬– they’re are all a part of our children’s new reality in response to Covid-19. But while kids are seemingly adapting well to the changes, University of South...
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Children starting school? Don't stop the bedtime story.

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Doing School Differently

Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr Thomas Stehlik.
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Medicines for anxiety and antidepressants trigger post-surgery delirium

Some drugs prescribed for anxiety and depression can cause delirium post surgery for older people Older people...
07 Dec 2021

A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure

Whether it’s a dollop on your morning cereal or a simple snack on the go, a daily dose of yoghurt could ...
06 Dec 2021

Employment interventions boost disability employability by 25%

48 per cent of people with a disability are employed , compared with 80 per cent of those without a disability...
05 Dec 2021

The sunshine vitamin that ‘D’elivers on cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especi...
05 Dec 2021

New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online

Keeping children safe online is always important, but with the rapid rise of children using social media amid ...
01 Dec 2021

Vivid: South Australia’s premier illustration and animation exhibition

From hand-drawn illustrations to animation embedded in augmented reality, a realm of wonder is ready to explor...
29 Nov 2021

Novel implants to protect Australia’s wildlife from feral cats

New technology developed by the University of South Australia may put an end to predatory cat behaviours in na...
29 Nov 2021

Courting success: why the ‘head’ outsmarts the body in basketball

Two decades after his retirement, US basketballer Michael Jordan still holds the record for the highest paid a...
29 Nov 2021

Seven UniSA students set to soar in New Colombo Plan scholarship program

Seven University of South Australia students will have the chance to pursue their studies overseas after being...
29 Nov 2021

F1 race cars and submarines fast track kids to take on STEM

From the adrenalin of a Formula One racetrack to the silent depths of a deep dive, race cars and submarines al...
28 Nov 2021

World-first product will be a lifesaving traffic stopper

Game-changing technology to design traffic lights that absorb kinetic energy, stopping them from crumpling whe...
25 Nov 2021

RaceRunning: the fleet-of-foot sport that’s helping kids with cerebral palsy

Every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurodevelopmental disability that aff...
21 Nov 2021

What makes uni students steer clear of self-driving cars?

Driverless cars have been expected to revolutionise motoring, with some commentators predicting everyone would...
21 Nov 2021

Are your kids keeping up at school?

How a child learns is as individual as the child themselves. Yet with the pressures of large class sizes, decr...
19 Nov 2021

National Tax Program renewal supports UniSA students and the community to navigate the complex taxation system

UniSA provides no-cost tax advice to individuals and communities. The University of South Australia will conti...
18 Nov 2021

Diagnosing jaundice in the blink of an eye from a digital camera

A newborn infant with jaundice Imagine a system that can detect within one second whether a newborn baby has j...
16 Nov 2021

Unsung hero of science lends her voice to cancer patients

Dr Michala Short UniSA radiation therapist Dr Michala Short has been named South Australia’s Unsung Hero...
15 Nov 2021

Advanced wound dressings to change how burns are treated in children

Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in childr...
14 Nov 2021

‘Wonder gas’ hailed as new treatment for diabetic foot ulcers could also kill COVID-19 virus indoors

Dr Endre Szili in his lab at UniSA's Future Industries Institute. A new formulation developed by University of...
10 Nov 2021

Defence industry research showcased by UniSA

Human factors research involving submarines will be presented at the symposium. The importance of collaboratio...
10 Nov 2021

New drug offers hope for pancreatic cancer patients

UniSA Head of Drug Discovery and Development, Professor Shudong Wang All the money in the world couldn’t...
09 Nov 2021

Flexible working hours: still a farce for Aussie dads

Workplace culture and masculine norms are keeping fathers from asking for flexible working hours, including pa...
04 Nov 2021

Australians urged to consider environment as well as health when reaching for sweets and pastries

Keen to do your bit for the environment? Cut back on sweets, pastries, fried foods and processed meat. Accordi...
04 Nov 2021

UniSA awarded $5.2 million to fight glioblastoma, breast cancer, diabetic foot ulcers and multiple myeloma

Four UniSA researchers have collectively won $5.2 million in Federal Government funding to tackle some of the ...
03 Nov 2021

Public washrooms are flush with germs but there are simple ways to reduce your risk of infections

Thorough hand washing and sanitising are now second nature thanks to COVID-19, but a new study has also highli...
02 Nov 2021

The 5:2 diet - a good choice post gestational diabetes

Weight loss after gestational diabetes can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes . Yet finding the most effecti...
31 Oct 2021

Police Commissioner among UniSA Alumni Awards recipients

SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens. Photo courtesy of SAPOL South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Steven...
31 Oct 2021

Education essential for eating well on the night shift

One in five Australian employees are shift workers. In Australia, one in every five employees are shift worker...
29 Oct 2021

UniSA and LinkedIn announce new international education partnership

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd The University of South Australia and LinkedIn have announced a ne...
27 Oct 2021

Eureka – a cost effective and quick way to find groundwater

We live in the driest state in the driest continent, with water a scarce commodity and a major environmental, ...
25 Oct 2021

UniSA honours Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien

Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien AO The University of South Australia’s Law Building, at its City We...
19 Oct 2021

Aboriginal artists named as UniSA Visiting Research Fellows

Two prominent Aboriginal thought leaders will join the University of South Australia as part of a new Visiting...
12 Oct 2021

International refugees

A better knowledge of the Australian schooling system and a clear understanding of how parents can support the...
07 Oct 2021

UniSA lung health expert takes the Oscar for Australia’s emerging leader in science

A UniSA researcher who “just scraped through high school” was last night named Australia’s e...
07 Oct 2021

Scientists find vital link to identify people at risk of aneurysms

The main symptom of a burst aneurysm is a sudden, severe headache. It’s called a silent killer. Warnings...
28 Sep 2021

10 questions you want answered on COVID-19

Should children under the age of 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19? Is it possible to achieve herd immunity? W...
01 Dec 2021

Help ward off dementia

Dementia is a condition that affects close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million people involve...
20 Sep 2021

Is your child a fussy eater?

Whether it’s an exclusive appetite for ‘white’ foods or an all-out refusal on veggies, when ...
16 Sep 2021

Calling on all global space startups: the sky’s the limit in 2022

The University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) is now accepting applica...
15 Sep 2021

Afghanistan: lessons learned after 20 years and $2 trillion

The chaotic United States withdrawal from Afghanistan and overnight seizure of power by the Taliban, with mini...
13 Sep 2021

Scientist of the Year awarded $2.9m to help six million Australians

Professor Sharad Kumar South Australian Scientist of the Year, UniSA Professor Sharad Kumar , has been awarded...
13 Sep 2021

War on terror: lessons learned after 20 years and $8 trillion

The chaotic United States withdrawal from Afghanistan and overnight seizure of power by the Taliban, with mini...
13 Sep 2021

Why ovarian cancer outcome shouldn’t be a toss of the coin

2021 3MT winner Cintya Dharmayanti How many of you would wager your life on a coin toss? Sadly, that’s t...
09 Sep 2021

Community the key to helping people at risk of suicide

A community-led suicide prevention trial in country South Australia has helped reduce the stigma around depres...
09 Sep 2021

Study identifies ways to reduce hospitalisations for older Australians

Older people account for 42 per cent of hospitalisations in Australia. One in five South Australians will expe...
07 Sep 2021

Message on a Bottle

From a simple sticker to a work of art, today’s wine labels have come a long way from their earliest inc...
07 Sep 2021

MATES suicide prevention

Every second day, a construction worker takes their own life. Every year 190 Australians working in the constr...
07 Sep 2021

Answers to life’s most pressing questions in three minutes

Why do some people have a better memory? Is cynicism the new workplace disease? Can satellites help us to dete...
05 Sep 2021

Tall Poppy Awards 2021

Novel teaching tech earns UniSA scientist Tall Poppy award A novel approach to digital data and an excellence ...
05 Sep 2021

Accenture and UniSA join forces to develop the digital business skills of tomorrow

Accenture and UniSA are joining forces to offer a Bachelor of Digital Business. Leading global professional se...
02 Sep 2021

$383 million reasons why we need a simple blood test for rheumatoid arthritis

A blood test could determine the right drug and dosage for rheumatoid arthritis patients. A simple blood test ...
31 Aug 2021

Highly networked CEOs avoid risk of sudden business collapse

Company bosses who excel at networking are usually good for business and new research endorses this belief, sh...
30 Aug 2021

Increasing empathy for domestic violence survivors through a bold new creative project

  A new UniSA-led production of Bone Cage explores the complex challenges and choices faced by people exp...
30 Aug 2021

Cancer trials

From bench to bedside, the journey towards new cancer therapies is full of challenges. Clinical trials –...
29 Aug 2021

Goldilocks Day for kids' health

Just like Goldilocks in the children’s fairy tale, one size rarely fits all. So, when it comes to childr...
30 Aug 2021

Australia on target to bring laser technology up to speed

State-of-the-art laser based device manufacturing facility developed at UniSA The University of South Australi...
25 Aug 2021

Baby detector software embedded in digital camera rivals ECG

A baby in Flinders Medical Centre's intensive care neonatal unit, one of seven infants whose vital signs were ...
24 Aug 2021

Gender pay gaps

80% of Australian businesses pay female executives 30-35% less than their male counterparts. Confronting new r...
18 Aug 2021

Young women unite in world first study to improve mental wellbeing

​Worry, anxiety and depression – when mental health problems strike, they hit hard, particularly in ti...
17 Aug 2021

Move aside R2-D2, here comes ArmMotus M2 to the rescue

A patient training with the ArmMotus UniSA’s physiotherapy students are using an upper limb rehabilitati...
17 Aug 2021

Cannabis use rises during COVID lockdown but less meth on the streets

Wastewater samples taken during 2020 show that methamphetamine (ice) use plunged in Australia during the first...
16 Aug 2021

The Great Outdoors: Citizen Science puts healthy ageing on the map

A spot of sunshine, a love of nature, and a desire to make a difference – it’s a simple combi...
16 Aug 2021

Digital learning brings new opportunities to regional communities

Digital learning is an essential part of education and understanding how to effectively use technologies to su...
15 Aug 2021

Fighting fungal infections: Giant leaps for smart nanotech

Smart micelles offer great potential in treating pathogenic fungi. They’re roughly the same size as a co...
15 Aug 2021

Babcock and UniSA sign MoU for LAND 125.4

Babcock Australasia CEO David Ruff pictured with UniSA Vice Chancellor Prof David Lloyd Babcock Australasia an...
12 Aug 2021

Survivors of domestic abuse can shatter the cycle of domestic violence

It’s a commonly held belief that children who grow up with domestic violence are more likely to perpetua...
09 Aug 2021

Midwives championed in new model of care for rural pregnant women

Liz Parsadilis with her daughter Eliyanah and midwife Annie Pitt Helping to bring a child into the world shoul...
08 Aug 2021

UniSA receives ARC Linkage funding for hazardous substance storage and urban innovation research

UniSA research will use augmented reality to improve the safety of hazardous substance storage tanks. Two rese...
05 Aug 2021

Biotech firm seeks to raise $10 million to progress its Covid-19 vaccine candidate

Professor John Hayball Adelaide-based biotechnology company Sementis is seeking to raise up to $10 million fro...
03 Aug 2021

Large catheters, small veins, increase blood clot risk for cancer patients

A world-first study led by the University of South Australia has found that cancer patients receiving chemothe...
02 Aug 2021

Pandemic planning: lessons from the white plague

Neighbours singing from balconies above empty Spanish streets, apartment windows filled with people clapping f...
26 Jul 2021

Harmful body fat not only increases your waistline, but also your risk of dementia

It’s the global epidemic that affects two in every five adults, but as obesity continues to expand waist...
25 Jul 2021

Arts and culture workers neglected during COVID, UniSA study shows

Australian creative workers have missed out under most COVID-19 assistance packages.  A new report by Uni...
23 Jul 2021

$10,000 on offer for UniSA’s social enterprise entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for UniSA's Venture Catalyst Social Enterprise Program Do you have an idea that coul...
22 Jul 2021

Excess coffee: a bitter brew for brain health

It’s a favourite first-order for the day, but while a quick coffee may perk us up, new research from the...
21 Jul 2021

Bringing the jury to the crime scene via a 3D headset

As any juror will tell you, piecing together a crime from a series of documents tendered in a courtroom is no ...
21 Jul 2021

Kids’ sleep: check in before you switch off

The struggle to get your child to go to sleep and stay asleep is something most parents can relate to. Once th...
19 Jul 2021

Caffeine cuts close to the bone when it comes to osteoporosis

High doses of caffeine (800 mg) can double the amount of calcium lost in the urine. University of South Austra...
15 Jul 2021

“Get out of the water!” Monster shark movies massacre shark conservation

Undeniably the shark movie to end all shark movies, the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws , not only smashed box office e...
13 Jul 2021

Relief in sight for global horse industry battling gastric disease

Millions of horse owners the world over are set to benefit from a more effective method to treat equine gastri...
11 Jul 2021

Researchers on a mission to fight deadly childhood cancer

Adelaide researchers and oncologists have been awarded $2.4 million to investigate the causes and treatments f...
04 Jul 2021

Could genetics hold the key to preventing SIDS?

A state-of-the-art genetic biobank could hold the key to preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), poten...
04 Jul 2021

Conservation concern as alien aphid detected on Kangaroo Island

An invasive species of aphid could put some threatened plant species on Kangaroo Island at risk as researchers...
30 Jun 2021

Don’t worry, the kids are cool if you cash in on their inheritance

Cash in on the kids’ inheritance and spend up big on the retirement plans – that’s the messa...
01 Jul 2021

World-first artificial intelligence study to map risks of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer kills three women every day in Australia The University of South Australia will lead a world-fi...
30 Jun 2021

UniSA secures leadership team for the future

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd. The University of South Australia has announced that it has exten...
28 Jun 2021

Companies who pay scant attention to workers’ psychological health leave employees at higher risk of depression

Poor workplace mental health can be traced back to management, study finds. A year-long Australian population ...
23 Jun 2021

Most young refugees call Australia home

Most young people from a refugee background consider themselves Australian – and Australia their home &n...
22 Jun 2021

The MedWalk diet: a step closer to walking away from dementia

It’s been named the world’s best diet for weight loss , but now researchers at the University of S...
21 Jun 2021

UniSA research suggests simple interventions could reduce suicide risk among asylum seekers

Two new studies from UniSA’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group indicate ...
18 Jun 2021

From crime, to child protection and defence: telling stories with data

Infographics are now key in helping to translate complex data into images UniSA researchers have designed a di...
16 Jun 2021

Flinders Ranges virtual tourists to be ‘teleported’ into the deep past for World Heritage bid

Sir David Attenborough has named it one of his favourite places on Earth, and the world will soon see why via ...
13 Jun 2021

Hush little baby don’t say a word...

Children with documented child protection concerns are four times as likely to die before they reach their 16 ...
10 Jun 2021

Nurse-led home blood transfusions highlight new trend in healthcare

A trend from hospital to home-based care, accelerated during COVID-19, looks set to continue with the first ev...
08 Jun 2021

Kookaburras joined by children in the old gum tree

Nature-based learning has multiple benefits for children, researchers have found. Maths next to a wildlife res...
07 Jun 2021

New drug to halt dementia after multiple head injuries

Red area shows where the brain is inflamed after concussion A world-first international study led by the Unive...
06 Jun 2021

Australia's trade in peril unless it takes action

Australia is in danger of slipping down the global trade ladder unless it completely overhauls its tax and ind...
03 Jun 2021

Bootcamp or booting goals? Which is better for men’s health?

A new sports program is kicking goals for men’s health as researchers from the University of South Austr...
21 Jun 2021

Conserving coastal seaweed: a must have for migrating sea birds

Beach-cast sea wrack has an ecological role to fulfill, particularly for migratory shorebirds. As Australia of...
06 Jun 2021

Milk makeover: a great start for a healthy heart

A dash of milk could make all the difference to a healthy heart as new research from the University of South A...
06 Jun 2021

Mood matters: New app empowers mums to manage mental wellbeing

The YourTime app will help a woman keep track of how she’s feeling during pregnancy & motherhood, en...
08 Jun 2021

Full steam ahead for UniSA's train software app

Almost 40 years ago, Peter Pudney was riding the trains between Gawler and Adelaide, working on a simple algor...
24 May 2021

Branding the jab: the secret weapon to increase vaccination rates

As the global race for COVID-19 vaccination continues, new research from the University of South Australia sho...
21 May 2021

Boost exercise and cut computers: the new best practice for Aussie kids in OSCH

Thousands of Adelaide school children will participate in a world-first initiative to increase physical activi...
20 May 2021

Children’s sleep and adenotonsillectomy

Up to 15 per cent of children snore with 1-4 per cent formally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome...
19 May 2021

Job insecurity and poor work-life balance affect the whole family, not just workers

Research by UniSA’s Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX) shows that poor work-life balance and job ins...
13 May 2021

Novel nanotech improves cystic fibrosis antibiotic by 100,000-fold

In Australia, cystic fibrosis (CF) causes severe impairments to a person’s lungs, airways and digestive ...
13 May 2021

SA accelerates local COVID vaccine development for mutant strains

A leading South Australian immunologist has been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government to accelerate ...
12 May 2021

UniSA outreach initiative to share recent health discoveries with rural SA

Researchers at UniSA’s centre for Innovation, Implementation and Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT...
10 May 2021

WHO ‘needs to act’ on suicides caused by pesticides

A Sri Lankan worker using pesticides without any protection. Scientists are calling for more stringent pestici...
05 May 2021

The enzyme that could help 700 million people worldwide

University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disea...
03 May 2021

Machine vision system for almond grading and safety

Researchers at UniSA have developed a world-first automated technique for simultaneously grading almond qualit...
02 May 2021

Nanotechnology offers new hope for bowel cancer patients

3D illustration of a nanobot attacking a cancer cell. Bowel cancer survival rates could be improved if chemoth...
02 May 2021

Save the mother, save the childional child abuse and neglect

83% of substantiated child abuse are children of mothers who have experienced the same fate. Supporting female...
30 Apr 2021

More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health.

More sleep could offset children’s excess indulgence over the school holidays as new research from the U...
28 Apr 2021

UniSA student sets up life in city she’s never visited

She is a mentor to dozens of new students, has co-founded a thriving language and cultural exchange community,...
27 Apr 2021

Future drones likely to resemble 300-million-year-old flying machine

Flapping wing mechanism made using a 3D printer in a student's home laboratory. University of South Australia ...
26 Apr 2021

‘Job crafting’ makes for happier, more productive workers

New research by UniSA suggests when workers are given control over shaping their own role and responsibilities...
26 Apr 2021

UniSA to lead research on sustainable neighbourhoods

Researchers at the University of South Australia will support housing research across a diverse range of areas...
21 Apr 2021

Poor iodine levels in women pose risks to fetal intellectual development in pregnancy

A growing number of young Australian women are at increased risk of having children born with impaired neurolo...
21 Apr 2021

Sunlight to solve the world’s clean water crisis

Researchers at UniSA have developed a cost-effective technique that could deliver safe drinking water to milli...
15 Apr 2021

New UniSA study harnesses local knowledge to boost rural health

People living in rural areas make up almost a quarter of the State’s total population, yet their health ...
15 Apr 2021

A dad’s-eye view of pregnancy during the pandemic

Becoming a parent is a major life transition at any time but in a pandemic it takes on a whole other experienc...
19 Apr 2021

Espresso, latte or decaf? Genetic code drives your desire for coffee

Whether you hanker for a hard hit of caffeine or favour the frothiness of a milky cappuccino, your regular cof...
27 Apr 2021

South Australia to receive $435,000 for cancer research from Tour de Cure

One hundred and forty riders and support crew from Tour de Cure have raised $435,000 through fundraising effor...
08 Apr 2021

UniSA honours arts icon Robyn Archer and innovative leader Paul Flynn

Renowned singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts, Robyn Archer AO will be awarded a...
11 Apr 2021

Cancer survivors need compassion to cope with ‘cancer-brain’

Every day, nearly 400 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Australia. As a major cause of illness and a leadin...
05 Apr 2021

Chris Adams’ memory lives on to support UniSA brain cancer research

UniSA PhD student Kaitlin Scheer flanked by Chris Adam's parents, Marty and Cherrie. The family of a young man...
31 Mar 2021

Nine global space startups to join Australia’s first space dedicated incubator program

The University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) is today announcing nine...
29 Mar 2021

Local app takes us into secret lives of octopuses

The Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher captivated audiences last year, shining light on an elusive sea cre...
29 Mar 2021

Afghan refugees 'transform and rejuvenate' Port Adelaide LGA

Hazara refugees have brought multiple benefits to the Port Adelaide Enfield LGA Hazara refugees from Afghanist...
28 Mar 2021

Nova Systems and the University of South Australia collaborate to grow local smarts in emerging capabilities

In an effort to support Australia’s growing space, defence and national security capabilities, Nova Syst...
28 Mar 2021

More exercise, fewer screens: New Australian guidelines for kids in OSHC

Groundbreaking research from the University of South Australia has delivered world-first national-level guidel...
28 Mar 2021

Saunas sustain performance for Olympic and everyday athletes

From ice baths to sauna training, if you’re watching the world’s top sportspeople prepare for the ...
24 Mar 2021

‘Break a leg’ not so lucky when it leads to limb deformities

30% of childhood fractures involve thre growth plate which can lead to leg shortening. Orthopaedic researchers...
24 Mar 2021

Inconsistent tenancy laws making life harder for domestic violence victims seeking to escape

One in six women have experienced domestic violence from their partner. Inconsistent tenancy laws across Austr...
18 Mar 2021

COVID-19 is a “serious risk” to 80% of older Australians

COVID-19 vaccinations are currently being rolled out to older Australians. At least 80 per cent of Australians...
15 Mar 2021

Standard digital camera and AI to monitor soil moisture for affordable smart irrigation

Researchers at UniSA have developed a cost-effective new technique to monitor soil moisture using a standard d...
14 Mar 2021

Sleep maximizes vaccine effectiveness

With the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines now underway, University of South Australia sleep experts are urging pe...
15 Mar 2021

Research breakthrough for high-risk blood cancer patients

Cells indicating multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer. South Australian researchers are hopin...
08 Mar 2021

Everyday ‘hacks’ that counter gender inequality

Whatever our age or gender, we all have a responsibility to challenge gender inequality. Yet, despite women co...
07 Mar 2021

Frog cakes and Fruchocs: famous foods attract valuable tourist dollars

Truffles the pig in Rundle Mall about to devour a Balfours frog cake (or two). From the mouth-watering baked g...
04 Mar 2021

Gender in geosciences: The leaky pipeline needs fixing

Hacking through the jungle. An uphill battle. Being the Road Runner but on an ice-skating rink. These are just...
07 Mar 2021

Too much screen time delays school readiness

Too much screen time and a penchant for computers is playing havoc with children’s school readiness, as ...
03 Mar 2021

To sustain a thriving café culture, we must ditch the disposable cup.

Takeaway coffees – they’re a convenient start for millions of people each day, but while the caffe...
28 Feb 2021

Type 2 diabetes: an unknown danger for women with gestational diabetes

While it’s an unfair reality that women who develop gestational diabetes are ten times more likely to de...
08 Mar 2021

Jellyfish, not jaws what we fear in the ocean

As the weather heats up this week, shark sightings and the possibility of an encounter will again become a pop...
23 Feb 2021

The purpose economy: repositioning the event industry to help the disadvantaged

As Australia begins to rebuild from the COVID-19 downturn, research from the University of South Australia ind...
23 Feb 2021

Research lab to advance how humans interact and live with autonomous systems

UniSA is a key partner in a new research lab focusing on human-robotic interfaces. A new International Researc...
22 Feb 2021

Cleaning up renewable energy: stewardship strategies for solar panels and wind turbine blades

Researchers at the University of South Australia are leading a national push to ensure the dream of renewable ...
21 Feb 2021

Sewage study shows Australia likes to party hard

'Bath salts' are one of the designer drugs consumed widely in Australia. The Netherlands, Australia, New Zeala...
21 Feb 2021

Humble pie: soul food for the best leaders

When it comes to the best leaders, a slice of humble pie might be just what the CEO ordered, as research from ...
21 Feb 2021

UniSA researchers targeting a new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Researchers at UniSA are developing a technique to make it easier to detect and target pancreatic cancer cells...
17 Feb 2021

Déjà brew? Another shot for lovers of coffee.

long-term, heavy coffee consumption can significantly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Long...
17 Feb 2021

Small ‘window of opportunity’ for best recovery after stroke

Less than eight minutes of daily therapy is dedicated to upper limb recovery for stroke patients. This needs t...
15 Feb 2021

COVID, CAMERAS AND AI: the story of a pandemic drone

As the COVID-19 death toll mounts and the world hangs its hopes on effective vaccines, what else can we do to ...
14 Feb 2021

Mental health funding inspires hope for breakthroughs

A pilot program will be developed for young women struggling with mental health issues.  UniSA researcher...
11 Feb 2021

Class of COVID-19: 1600 graduates to celebrate at UniSA graduations

More than 1600 graduates – whose celebrations were put on ice last year due to the pandemic – will...
11 Feb 2021

Age shall not weary them when it comes to discus and javelin

Javelin and discus throwers peak at a later age than other athletes due to muscle fibres and technique. Americ...
10 Feb 2021

Sleep keeps teens on track for good mental health

As families settle back into a new school year, sleep experts at the University of South Australia are remindi...
09 Feb 2021

Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

It’s well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but accor...
07 Feb 2021

Exercise caution after working out in virtual reality

Virtual ‘exergaming’ has become a popular way to exercise - especially among younger people - sinc...
04 Feb 2021

New drug being trialled for aggressive brain cancer

Professor Shudong Wang A new drug candidate has been discovered by the University of South Australia (UniSA) t...
03 Feb 2021

Novel 3D printed stents deliver breakthrough treatment for oesophageal cancer

  Oesophageal cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the world , and the sixth highest cause of canc...
02 Feb 2021

It’s complicated: Parachuting cats land at MOD. for new exhibition

What do Tamagotchi-inspired octopuses, race cars made by robots and parachuting cats, have in common? They wil...
01 Feb 2021

New online courses to transform lives of WA's most traumatised children

Vulnerable children stand to gain from new online courses targeting abuse-related trauma. A new series of onli...
31 Jan 2021

Sport may fast-track numeracy skills for Indigenous children

Active Indigenous kids kicking on at school. Greater sports participation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait I...
22 Jan 2021

How yoga balances mindfulness and exercise to boost mood

As 2021 gets underway, new resolutions and healthy goals are front of mind for many, especially as COVID-19 co...
19 Jan 2021

Lockdown affords Aussie tennis players a unique advantage

Australian-based tennis players may have a once-in-a-lifetime court advantage at the 2021 Australian Open as m...
18 Jan 2021

Potential new biomarker for depression and bipolar disorder

A new test could help diagnose depression, providing hope for millions of people worldwide. UniSA scientists h...
18 Jan 2021

The perfect fit: a ‘shoe-in’ for a great start to school.

As the back-to-school rush begins, podiatry experts at the University of South Australia are encouraging paren...
26 Jan 2021

Impact of COVID lockdown on aeromedical retrievals

Royal Flying Doctor Service personnel undertook 17,000 retrievals in the first half of 2020. New data released...
12 Jan 2021

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