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.
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.
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.
An ingenious water treatment system that allows communities in developing countries to produce safe drinking water with little more than sunshine and chip packets.
Groundbreaking analysis of preserved Neandertal oral bacteria has provided the world’s first genetic evidence of their lifestyles.
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
Enabling more lower-limb fracture patients to recover their normal level of functioning.
A large international study has identified 38 novel genes for autism and intellectual disability, raising hopes for more accurate diagnoses and earlier interventions.
An international research team has discovered a key factor in the spread of prostate cancer.
An online resource for people living with disability is set to improve the confidence and wellbeing of users, and boost the national economy.
Whole-of-government database to “join the dots” enabling more effective interventions for children at risk of harm or poor health outcomes.
Our sports engineers have teamed up with Swiss company Scott Sports to help develop the world’s fastest road cycling helmet.
Advanced modelling technology is helping the Australian Defence Force develop high-performing constrained-space combat systems with remarkable precision and efficiency.
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.
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.
The largest study of its kind into the mental health of service personnel.
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.
Identification of superbug bacteria paves the way for new therapies and improved water purification in developing countries.
PhD student Hannah Wardill may have uncovered the secret to making chemotherapy significantly less uncomfortable for cancer patients
My Wine World is a free smart device application for lovers of wine—from novice consumers to wine aficionados or industry professionals.
A landmark study on a meningococcal B vaccine could result in it being re-considered for funding in Australia and overseas.
Our Indigenous Oral Health Unit looks into one of Indigenous Australians’ greatest health threats—chronic kidney disease.
Improving operations of water supply systems throughout Australia and across the world using fast mathematical optimisation techniques