World-first water treatment system to save millions of lives
An ingenious water treatment system that allows communities in developing countries to produce safe drinking water with little more than sunshine and chip packets.Find out more
Superbug advance: detecting hidden bacteria opens door for treatment
Identification of superbug bacteria paves the way for new therapies and improved water purification in developing countries.
Enabling best-practice emergency communications in developing countries
In partnership with UNICEF, we have created a toolkit to help rapidly generate life-saving communication plans in local emergencies.
Connected to country: Australia’s genetic history
DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people is reconstructing a remarkable 50,000 year history and revealing the deep origins of Aboriginal cultural attachment to place
Reading the Neandertal smile
Groundbreaking analysis of preserved Neandertal oral bacteria has provided the world’s first genetic evidence of their lifestyles.
Taking up the fight against meningococcal B
A landmark study on a meningococcal B vaccine could result in it being re-considered for funding in Australia and overseas.
Shortening the road to recovery following lower-limb fracture
Enabling more lower-limb fracture patients to recover their normal level of functioning.
Could healthier gums help Indigenous beat kidney disease?
Our Indigenous Oral Health Unit looks into one of Indigenous Australians’ greatest health threats—chronic kidney disease.
Aiding early diagnosis of autism and intellectual disability
A large international study has identified 38 novel genes for autism and intellectual disability, raising hopes for more accurate diagnoses and earlier interventions.
Putting the brakes on prostate cancer
An international research team has discovered a key factor in the spread of prostate cancer.
Career able: empowering people with disability to find meaningful work
An online resource for people living with disability is set to improve the confidence and wellbeing of users, and boost the national economy.
Ovaries reveal keys to managing fertility and obesity
Research into the proper functioning of the ovary is revealing exciting new directions for improved fertility management, policymaking in relation to obesity, and even enhanced animal breeding.
Harnessing big data to protect SA’s children
Whole-of-government database to “join the dots” enabling more effective interventions for children at risk of harm or poor health outcomes.
Sports engineers design world’s fastest and coolest helmets
Our sports engineers have teamed up with Swiss company Scott Sports to help develop the world's fastest road cycling helmet.
Quick smart: AI disease diagnosis now a reality
A collaboration between the University’s Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) and Adelaide-based LBT Innovations (LBT) has given humanity a powerful new weapon in the fight against infectious disease.
Emulating nature’s perfect pursuit
Researchers have discovered the secrets of the dragonfly’s incredible ability to pursue and catch moving prey, and successfully applied them in an autonomous robot.
Streamlining the development of constrained-space combat systems
Advanced modelling technology is helping the Australian Defence Force develop high-performing constrained-space combat systems with remarkable precision and efficiency.
Making computers see
Saving our defence force countless man-hours through the development of an artificial intelligence system that enables computers to answer questions about the content of images.
Keeping ADF communications at the cutting edge
For nearly 30 years, the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking has played a leading role in ensuring our armed forces’ operational IT systems remain the equal of, if not superior to, any in the world.
The best defence is good research
Our world-class researchers work in partnership with defence and industry to develop innovative technologies that help give our Australian Defence Force a real edge.
Optic-fibre sensors enabling aircraft, ships to self-diagnose corrosion
In the near future, corrosion checks for critical defence assets may be a simple matter of running a laser over them, thanks to groundbreaking new research.
Laws for the final frontier
Developing a new suite of laws to help protect us from war in space.
Saving the minds of those who serve
The largest study of its kind into the mental health of service personnel.
No crash test ‘dummies’
Next time you walk your children to school, or cross a busy city street, reflect on the work of researchers in the Vehicle Safety Laboratory who are committed to making your journey as safe as it can be.
PhD student Hannah Wardill may have uncovered the secret to making chemotherapy significantly less uncomfortable for cancer patients