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  • Multi-tasking clays can clean up soil contamination
    Posted in: 2017, SA

    An Adelaide researcher has modified natural clays so that they can clean up multiple soil contaminants simultaneously. “In Australia we have more than 160,000 contaminated sites,” says Dr Bhabananda Biswas from the University of South Australia, who conducted the research in collaboration with the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). […]

  • Starving superbugs, then poisoning them
    Posted in: 2017, SA

    Adelaide researchers have developed and patented a novel approach to fight superbugs, like golden staph, by targeting the bugs’ favourite food—iron. Dr Katharina Richter and colleagues from the University of Adelaide have commenced the first human trials of the treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, cause 700,000 deaths globally every year […]

  • Fighting dust-mite allergies with fish oil
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    Kids born to mums who’d taken high doses of fish oil in pregnancy were less likely to have some types of allergies, Adelaide researchers have found. The trial, run by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), was the largest in the world to look at the effects of Omega-3 – commonly found […]

  • Brain healing after injury given a natural boost
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    We may be able to kick-start healing after a traumatic brain injury by boosting levels of a protein made naturally within the brain, according to new research conducted at the University of Adelaide. Injecting a particular protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP) up to five hours post injury found that the protein fragment reached the […]