Beating breast cancer: Longer lives lived better

Great progress has been made on breast cancer in recent decades. Five-year survival rates in Australia are up to 91%, while 83% survive beyond 10 years. Yet the disease still claims thousands annually; and treatment often leaves those who do survive with significantly impaired quality of life. Our researchers, however, may just have the answer.

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Language reclaimed, health regained?

With the University of Adelaide’s help, South Australia’s Barngarla people are speaking their Indigenous language for the first time in half a century.

Enter the machines

Worldwide, machines are undertaking complex tasks, “learning” from the outcomes and improving their performance accordingly. The possibilities are revolutionary; and many are being realised at the University of Adelaide.

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.

Parting the clouds

Through new-species discovery, expansive organism-abundance studies and advanced modelling, University of Adelaide researchers are expanding global biodiversity awareness and informing environmental decision-making.

High Omega-3 eggs with Solar Eggs

Getting some extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet will soon be easier with enriched eggs developed through a collaboration between the University of Adelaide and South Australian egg producer Solar Eggs.

Taking up the fight

From fighting antibiotic resistance to boosting immunisation’s impact and demystifying neurodevelopmental disability, University of Adelaide scientists are working to give people all over the world a better quality of life.

Producing market-ready low-emissions fuel from food waste

Four major global and national challenges - clean energy, food wastage, competition for arable land, and energy security - are being addressed by a new solar-driven liquid-fuel production method set to power aircraft and agricultural vehicles.

First nations, first principles

Building on a foundation of respectful partnership, the University of Adelaide is working closely with Indigenous Australian communities to create opportunity, enhance wellbeing and deepen understanding of a remarkable cultural history.

Peace, serenity and microbial transfer

This much we know: biodiverse urban green spaces are good for us.

Forethought and forewarning

To protect our data and communication we must be doubly focused: one eye on emerging vulnerabilities, another on new, more secure forms and channels. On both fronts, the University of Adelaide’s vision is clear.

Roads better travelled

Thanks to a new wave of technological innovation, Smart Cities are set to achieve higher levels of transport safety and efficiency than previously thought possible.

Accuracy ascending

The University of Adelaide is taking measurement and sensing to unprecedented levels of sensitivity, enabling step-change advances in defence, health, astronomy, food and wine.

Augmenting community harmony and understanding

The concept of Smart Cities is often linked with the use of advanced “big data” technology to inform safer, more efficient services and living environments.

A deeper shade of green

It’s no secret: in humanity’s give-and-take planetary contract, we’re not keeping our end of the bargain. With big changes required throughout society, the University of Adelaide is looking well below the surface.

Vodka from potato waste with Potatoes SA

Discarded potato peelings and pulp created by potato product manufacturers could soon be turned into a Premium South Australian Vodka.

Creating real-world impact from the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide’s Sapphire Clock team has grown from twenty years of dedicated research, which has created technology with the potential to shape Australia’s defence strategies. The team are based in the university’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and have developed one of the world’s most precise clocks, that offers a 1000-fold improvement [...]

Gluten-free bread products with Riviera Bakery

Gluten-free bread products are often considered inferior in texture and taste compared to regular bread, but that is set to change with Riviera Bakery partnering with the University of Adelaide

Thought for food

Food production and processing is going through its biggest transformation since the industrial revolution.

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.

New image-analysis tech to help feed the world

Remarkable Adelaide research is developing innovative image-analysis technology to dramatically accelerate identification of robust crop varieties capable of producing higher yields in harsh, climate-change-affected conditions.

Informing Australian wine growth and innovation

Research at Adelaide is revealing critical consumer and alternative-production insights to guide Australian winemakers in the search for increased sales and new markets.

Helping Indonesian dairy farmers prosper

A research team from the Centre for Global Food & Resources is leading a major international collaborative project to help West Javan and North Sumatran dairy farmers significantly increase the quantity and quality of the milk they produce—and achieve sustainable growth.

Maximising food-research impact through industry partnerships

We are embracing external collaboration to ensure our food-related investigations meet real world needs and deliver a smooth, lab-to-plate transition of benefits.

Protecting our crops’ insect pollinators

Adelaide researchers are working to arrest a worrying global decline in populations of the insects we rely on to pollinate many of our food crops - and sustain industries worth billions.