Category: Health


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


Shortening the road to recovery following lower-limb fracture

Enabling more lower-limb fracture patients to recover their normal level of functioning. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


Putting the brakes on prostate cancer

An international research team has discovered a key factor in the spread of prostate cancer. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


Saving the minds of those who serve

The largest study of its kind into the mental health of service personnel. Read more


Curbing chemo

PhD student Hannah Wardill may have uncovered the secret to making chemotherapy significantly less uncomfortable for cancer patients Read more

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Superbugs, is the risk real?

The University of Adelaide has joined the fight against ‘superbugs’ in Australian pets and livestock as well as humans. Read more


Zeroing in on type 1

Identifying the likely environmental triggers behind the rapid rise of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes Read more


Assoc Prof. Jeremy Thompson

Working in reproductive health, across both humans and livestock, Jeremy explores the determinants of developmental potential within mammalian oocytes and early embryos. Read more

Indigenous health and tobacco cessation

Tobacco use for Indigenous Australians is 2.5 times greater than the non-Indigenous Population. PhD candidate, Kristin Carson seeks to close this gap. Read more


Harsha Padmanabhan

PhD Student Harsha is developing non-invasive gene therapy treatment for Cystic fibrosis patients, in the form of an aerosol spray. Read more

Infertility and Clinical In Vitro Fertilisation

Dr Deirdre Zander-Fox is improving clinical IVF laboratory technology to benefit infertile patients Read more


Prof. Deb White

Deb's research focuses on the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Read more