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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Peace, serenity and microbial transfer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Nurturing the innovation generation

A new generation of University of Adelaide students are preparing to take our urban lives to entirely new levels of sophistication, satisfaction and sustainability.

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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.

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Apple spirit from cider pulp waste with the Hills Cider Company

A premium apple sprit made from leftover cider pulp is the goal of this collaboration between the Hills Cider Company and the University of Adelaide.

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Reading the Neandertal smile

Groundbreaking analysis of preserved Neandertal oral bacteria has provided the world’s first genetic evidence of their lifestyles.

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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

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Shortening the road to recovery following lower-limb fracture

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

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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.

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Putting the brakes on prostate cancer

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

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