• Common drug minimises heart attack damage
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    A common drug could drastically reduce the damage caused by heart attacks, a new study has shown. “This could change the way heart attacks are treated worldwide,” says researcher Sivabaskari Pasupathy, who carried out the study with colleagues at the University of Adelaide and the Heart Foundation of Australia. “We believe the decrease in heart […]

  • Using drama to fight malaria
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    Mosquitoes kill almost 450,000 people each year by spreading the deadly parasitic disease malaria. Dr Renly Lim from the University of South Australia is bringing a new weapon to the fight: drama. Renly and her colleagues recognise that education is essential to stemming the spread of the disease, and they have developed a unique way […]

  • Engineering wheelchair gold
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    Customised seats may give Australian wheelchair racers the winning edge at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. University of Adelaide engineer Amy Lewis says specialised seating can provide a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure a perfect fit between off-the-shelf equipment and every athlete’s unique body. Working with colleagues at the University of Adelaide, the Australian […]