Displaying items by tag: Flinders University

A vegetation-mediated seesaw wetting-drying phenomenon between eastern and western Australia causes the strong variability in climate in Australia, scientists from the Flinders University claim.

Published in Climate

International experts from Australia and India have described for the first time how healthy plants appear to carry bacteria in their cells, opening what they say is a new avenue of research to improve future plant health and propagation efforts – including food crops such as grains and fruit such as grapes.

Published in Biology

A team of Australian ecology researchers have found two species of Australian bees that have, for the first time, adapted their vision for night-time conditions, a research paper claims.

Published in Biology

A research team which includes a scientist from Flinders University has devised a means of analysing very small amounts of DNA to identify the origins of old ivory, a development that could be used to thwart international ivory poachers.

Published in Biology

The changes to the NBN rollout outlined by the Federal Government on Wednesday will not solve all of the problems created by the switch to fibre-to-the-node as the main technology for the rollout, an academic from Flinders University claims.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In the “pandemic age” of telehealth and new technologies, remote site lab or point-of-care (POC) testing of biofluids is a potentially "rapid and non-invasive way" to test for most diseases - including COVID-19 - say scientists at South Australia’s Flinders University.

Published in Health

Upskilling workers with vital innovation capabilities is key for the future employment landscape, according to a study by Flinders University Professor Giselle Rampersad which also found that for workers of the future to thrive with robots and artificial intelligence, they will need to learn innovation through strong Worker Integrated Learning programs.

Published in Education

The Chalker Research Laboratory at Flinders University and environmental technology firm Clean Earth Technologies have signed a deal to commercialise new technology that could help remediate environmental pollution.

Published in Health

A doctoral candidate from Flinders University has found fossil remains that indicate penguins looking very much like those alive today thrived in Southern Hemisphere waters after the dinosaurs were wiped out more than 60 million years ago.

Published in Biology

Flinders University and the ACE Electric Vehicle Group will sign a research agreement on Friday to collaborate on the development and construction of a flat pack electric vehicle in Australia.

Published in Automotive

Scientists have found a way of fabricating nanomesh so that it can be used as a drug delivery system for antibiotics, in what could be a step in the fight against global antibiotic resistance.

Published in Health

Climate change, noxious weeds and a number of human activities are leading to the extinction of bee species in Fiji, even as Australian researchers are discovering new species, it is claimed.

Published in Climate

A team from Flinders University has completed preparations for participating in the 2019 World Solar Challenge which takes place from 13 to 20 October and involves travelling from Darwin to Adelaide in a solar-powered vehicle.

Published in Energy

A team of scientists at Flinders University is working on developing a small fibre-optic sensor, known as a continuous cardiac flow monitoring probe, that is claimed to have the potential to save lives during open-heart surgery, and even be used during surgery on premature babies.

Published in Health

Researchers from Flinders University, in collaboration with the University of South Australia, claim to have developed a new absorbent polymer, made from waste cooking oil, sulphur and powdered activated carbon, that will help clean up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).

Published in Health

Sea anemones appear to have a secret weapon that protects them against high temperatures and bleaching that is affecting coral reefs due to climate change, researchers from Flinder University claim.

Published in Climate

Researchers from Flinders University say they have used marine sponges to develop a new means of reading complex microbial populations, and the same technique could be used to improve analysis of the human microbiome.

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 06:03

Flinders team claims breakthrough in Lupus research

Researchers at Flinders University claim a breakthrough in finding the structure of "rogue clones" that cause the auto-immune disease Lupus and say it could help lead to effective treatments.

Published in Health

Researchers at Flinders University claim they have found that wearable technology, such as smart watches, and also smartphone apps, could help improve the treatment of mental health disorders by increasing the chances of early detection.

Published in Health

A new ceramic material designed and created by scientists at Flinders University has been used by the specialist Australian watch company Bausele to manufacture its watches.

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