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Scientists propose a new lead for Alzheimer’s research

A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause...

Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according...

Caution to pregnant women on red meat-diabetes link

Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of...

Stomach ‘clock’ tells us how much to eat

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to...

Understanding the mystery of preterm birth

Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute say there is still a lack of knowledge about the causes of preterm birth and what can be...

Gene linked to common intellectual disability

University of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation...

How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Australian researchers have found that zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding,...

Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial. The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags...

Gut taste mechanisms are abnormal in diabetes sufferers

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the way the gut "tastes" sweet food may be defective in sufferers of type 2...

Dragonflies can see by switching ‘on’ and ‘off’

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a novel and complex visual circuit in a dragonfly's brain that could one day help to...

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