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GSK Australia Award for Research Excellence 2013 Nominations close on June 30, 2013

The $80,000 Award for Research Excellence targets high caliber mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking human medical health research predominately in Australia.  Judging criteria include research excellence (30%), potential to directly or indirectly improve human health (40%) and potential to continue making research contributions in the field of human health (30%). The Award provides an $80,000 (tax free) […]

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Fasting diet study tests more than just weight loss

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are putting a popular ‘fasting diet’ to the test. The new study, led by researchers in the University’s School of Medicine, is the first of its kind in the world to measure the impact of alternate day fasting versus a traditional calorie restricted diet on the mechanisms in the […]

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Bowel Cancer Research project

Honours student Vicki Dimitrak is conducting a study concerning consumer preference of sample delivery for Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening tests. The study will explore what people think about bowel cancer screening and preferences for different kinds of bowel cancer screening tests. If you are aged between 40 to 74 years, male or female, Vicki is asking […]

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Unicare telehealth network gives Adelaide Medical Students greater access to vital clinical experience

New Telehealth Teaching System at the University of Adelaide improves student teaching and access to healthcare for patients.  Medical students will be trained in important areas of practice where it has been difficult to get enough clinical experience, thanks to a new telehealth network established at the University of Adelaide. The Unicare e-health project makes […]

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Opening of the Dental Simulation Clinic & Launch of the Dental Research and Education Fund Event Photos

Event photos from the School of Dentistry’s opening of the Dental Simulation Clinic and launch of the Dental Research and Education Fund are now found on the Faculty of Health Sciences Flickr Photosteam. The new simulation clinic has been made possible thanks to a $2.8 million grant from Health Workforce Australia, with additional funding from the […]

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Meningococcal Vaccine Trial

University of Adelaide researchers at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital are conducting a trial of a potential vaccine against the most common cause of life threatening meningococcal disease in Australia. “Meningococcal B is a very serious and life-threatening condition with up to 10% of children and adolescents dying from the infection.  It is rapidly fatal […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Development, Early Detection, & Lifestyle Prevention Factors – Professor Ralph. N. Martins AO

Come and hear one of the world’s fore most experts on  Alzheimer’s Disease describe recent, exciting progress in early detection and treatment. His lecture will be followed by a short talk from Dr Michael Lardelli on Alzheimer’s Disease research at The University of Adelaide. Professor Ralph Martins was voted Western Australian of the Year in 2010 and Western Australian […]

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Stroke rates decline but many still preventable

The rate of strokes suffered by Australians has dropped over the past 20 years, while strokes caused by an irregular heartbeat now account for one third of all strokes, according to new research led by the University of Adelaide. The results of a major stroke incidence study are published in this month’s issue of the […]

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Selecting Dental and Medical Students: the Australian and New Zealand Experience

  When: May 15 – 17 Where: Flinders in the City To provide a professional development activity, co-hosted by two South Australian universities; providing a networking opportunity to discuss and explore selection processes and tools used in Australia and New Zealand. Outcomes To provide a safe, closed academic environment for the professional development of participants, in which […]

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2013 ASMR Medalist: Professor Anna Wirz-Justice

for further information please visit – http://www.asmr.org.au/MRWSA.html. What: ASMR Medical Research Week® – SA Annual Gala Dinner Where: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace, Adelaide When: Monday 3rd June, 7 pm to 11 pm We look forward to Professor Wirz-Justice’s inspiring presentation on her outstanding achievements of her career. ABOUT Professor Anna Wirz-Justice: Emeritus Professor Anna Wirz-Justice […]

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