The University of Adelaide was founded in 1874 in Adelaide, South Australia as a public university. Today the university has over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate level students. Adelaide has produced five Nobel Laureates and 101 Rhodes Scholars and is a member of the elite Group of Eight. The university is noted for its various specialized studies campuses with emphasis in agriculture, biochemistry, engineering and science. The university has an overseas campus in Singapore.
Bizarre parasite may provide cuttlefish clues
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide research into parasites of giant Australian cuttlefish, and other related species, has uncovered details of the parasites' astonishing life cycles, and shown how they may help in investigating ...
Can animals really help people in hospitals, aged care?
While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the animals themselves?
What influences selection along the wine supply chain
A University of Adelaide wine marketing researcher has examined what influences selection along the wine supply chain, providing wine businesses with valuable insight into what encourages suppliers and customers to choose ...
Legume research uncovers nitrogen uptake genes
(Phys.org) —Increased nitrogen-use efficiency of plants and an associated reduced need for nitrogen-based fertilisers may be a step closer following University of Adelaide research on legumes.
Racist language cuts across media, politicians and public
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have analysed the language used by talkback radio hosts, callers and politicians to better understand how and why people construct racist comments about ethnic groups - even if they ...
Small step towards growing tissue in the lab
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster.
Chicken bones tell true story of Pacific migration
(Phys.org) —Did the Polynesians beat Columbus to South America? Not according to the tale of migration uncovered by analysis of ancient DNA from chicken bones recovered in archaeological digs across the Pacific.
Integrating the physical and digital worlds
University of Adelaide computer scientists are investigating the relationships between people and the things around them to advance the development of the 'Internet of Things'.
Researchers build DNA population census of wombats
The endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat has been losing a small piece of its hair - all in the name of research, monitoring and conservation of its small population.
'Fingerprinting' trees to stop illegal logging
The University of Adelaide will help step up the fight against illegal logging with a new two-year, DNA-fingerprinting project in Indonesia. A US$518,833 grant for the project was announced by the International Tropical Timber ...
New tool to unlock genetics of grape-growing
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new web-based tool to help unlock the complex genetics and biological processes behind grapevine development.
Investigating the respiratory health of horses and their owners
The University of Adelaide is investigating the respiratory health of South Australia's horses and their owners to see if there is undiagnosed asthma-like disease in Australia's equine population.
Does your dog love you?
University of Adelaide researchers are studying the interactions between puppies and their mothers as a first step in being able to analyse the relationship between dog and owner.
Sea snake at risk of being lost in hybrid swarm
A University of Adelaide-led project has found that the endangered dusky sea snake is even more at risk of extinction than thought because of surprising cross-species hybridisation.
Using nanotechnology to protect grain exports
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects.