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Pacific Smiles Dental Surgery Scholarship

On Friday 26 July Bachelor of Dental Surgery students attended a scholarship information evening that was hosted by the Pacific Smiles Group. Ms Tracy Haig and Ms Shari Wood, from Pacific Smiles provided valuable information about the scholarship, as well as general information about the working life of recent dental graduate. The Dean of Dentistry, Professor […]

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Research Tuesdays – Pregnant Pause

Exploring important new questions emerging on life-creating infertility treatment Following the world’s first birth from in vitro fertilisation in 1978, the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) rapidly became routine. Around 5 million individuals have now been born as a result of it, realising countless dreams of parenthood. And that figure’s rising at an increasing […]

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Do certain parts of the brain stay young?

New research at the University of Adelaide is looking at how the human brain ages, which could lead to insights into how to repair the brain when it’s damaged by stroke or traumatic brain injury. The study, being conducted in the University’s School of Psychology, will compare the ability of older and younger people to respond […]

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2013 Faculty Postgraduate Research Conference

When: 9.00am – 4.30pm Thursday, 29 August Where: National Wine Centre of Australia Thanks to a record number of poster presenters, this year’s conference will be bigger and better than ever. Over 100 postgraduate researchers are presenting their work and will be judged for prizes during the morning sessions. Come along to see our young […]

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Anti-doping systems in sport doomed to fail

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that the probability of finding doping cheats in sport is so low, and the cost of testing so high, that sports authorities cannot hope to make any major inroads into the problem. The work, led by researchers in the University of Adelaide’s School of Medical Sciences, has investigated […]

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9th annual HDA Oration – Can we change the environment to prevent diabetes in childhood?

Professor Jennifer Couper Head, Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide Head, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Thursday 8 August 6.00 – 7.45pm, registration from 5.30pm Eclipse Room, 4th floor, Union House University of Adelaide (North Terrace campus) Chaired by Professor Michael Sawyer, HDA Co-Convenor Professor Couper will be presented with the Healthy Development […]

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3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Update

Congratulations to Alex Cameron within the Discipline of Surgery presenting on “Scar Wars: a new treatment for hypertrophic scarring” and Kaitlin Harkess within the School of Psychology presenting on “Yoga each day keeps the doctor away” who have been selected to give their 3 Minute Thesis presentations at the university final in September. You can hear these presentations […]

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Men’s bladder problems may herald heart disease, diabetes

Men who regularly get up more than once a night to pee could be suffering from a range of health conditions, many of which can be treated if GPs look for them, according to University of Adelaide researchers. The condition, known as “nocturia”, is one sign of “overactive bladder syndrome”. “The need to urinate at […]

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Cafe Scientifique in Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, is a branch of psychology that researches the positive aspects of our lives – work, families, relationships, communities and societies. The field of positive psychology is based on the idea that people inherently want to thrive, flourish, find meaning in their lives, and become more resilient and […]

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A life changing legacy

Sometimes two lives intersect with no obvious link but the repercussions are felt far and wide. Such is the tenuous connection between the late Veronika Sacco – a Hungarian immigrant and self-made woman – and a young South Australian researcher by the name of Jacqueline Noll, who is dedicating her life to helping cancer patients. […]

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