$1.2 million reasons to support brain cancer research at UniSA (Cancer)

$1.2 million reasons to support brain cancer research at UniSA (Cancer)

["all","cancer"] Donors have opened their hearts and wallets to help UniSA researchers develop new drugs in the fight against lethal brain tumours, pledging $1.2 million in just seven months.

Pain & cancer experts to tackle survivor pain

Pain & cancer experts to tackle survivor pain

["all","cancer"] You’d be hard-pressed to find someone whose life hasn’t been impacted by cancer, and that’s why we are focussing our latest crowdfunding effort on persisting pain survivors often experience. Leading pain scientist Professor Lorimer Moseley and cancer expert Professor Ian Olver AM...

Green mango peel: a slick solution for oil contaminated soils

Green mango peel: a slick solution for oil contaminated soils

["all","environment"] Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating oil sludge in contaminated soil according to new research from the University of South Australia and Alumni Dr Biruck Desalegn.

Blocking aggressive breast cancers from spreading

Blocking aggressive breast cancers from spreading

["all","cancer"] A key ingredient that breast cancers use to grow and spread into other parts of the body could lead to the identification of a targeted drug for difficult to treat cancers such as triple negative breast cancer.

Targeting pain after cancer, new focus led by pain experts

Targeting pain after cancer, new focus led by pain experts

["all","cancer"] Cancer is painful and so is cancer treatment. Surviving the disease can also be painful, but this is something an international team of researchers are working to change. Led by pain expert Professor Lorimer Moseley, the team will create a new intervention tool to help cancer...

I overcame pain, now modern pain science is helping cancer survivors

I overcame pain, now modern pain science is helping cancer survivors

["all","cancer"] We all know what pain feels like. Pain is the feeling we get when our brain is trying to make us protect part of our body. This is what makes pain so precious. But sometimes we feel pain even when our body has repaired or is no longer in danger. Our brain is overestimating our...

Leading researchers to help cancer survivors reduce persisting pain

Leading researchers to help cancer survivors reduce persisting pain

["all","cancer"] Surviving cancer is a cause for celebration, but for many it is also a time of further recovery and adjusting to changes that affect overall wellbeing, relationships, careers and practical needs. For up to 40% of these individuals, moderate to severe pain becomes a daily reality.

Making strides in Aboriginal Australian healthcare

Making strides in Aboriginal Australian healthcare

["all","health"] For some, UniSA Scholarships are critical to support our students in reaching their greatest potential and just one example of how life-changing this funding can be is Dr James Charles – illiterate at 27 and now one of Australia’s foremost academic authorities on Aboriginal foot...

Wastewater drug screening program for new-wave drugs

Wastewater drug screening program for new-wave drugs

["all","health"] Research funded by the Thyne Reid Foundation will add vital new tests to the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, one of the best in the world, to track the use of new psychoactive substances in Australia.

New magnetic probe to treat cancer on trial at UniSA

New magnetic probe to treat cancer on trial at UniSA

["all","cancer"] New technology has been developed at UniSA to help stop the spread in some of the most misunderstood and pervasive cancers in our society.

Pain after cancer: learning to walk the fine line between complacency and paranoia

Pain after cancer: learning to walk the fine line between complacency and paranoia

["all","cancer"] When Rhea Crighton was told she was in remission seven months after a cervical cancer diagnosis, she thought that a sense of normalcy would return. She didn’t expect that she would need to adjust to persistent pain. Rhea shares her story to bring a spotlight on an important new...

Treating cancer with gold particles

Treating cancer with gold particles

["all","cancer"] Radical new gold nanoparticle research proving ability to stop aggressive cancer in its tracks.

Smart new device to detect skin cancer with just a click

Smart new device to detect skin cancer with just a click

["all","cancer"] A simple new device will soon reduce the pain, time and cost of skin cancer testing.

New tests to find prostrate cancer earlier

New tests to find prostrate cancer earlier

["all","cancer"] A world-first research discovery will revolutionise tests to improve prostate cancer detection.

Lifesaving new therapies for children with leukaemia

Lifesaving new therapies for children with leukaemia

["all","cancer"] A safer and more effective cancer treatment for children with acute leukaemias.

Innovation to predict best treatment for cancers

Innovation to predict best treatment for cancers

["all","cancer"] Using advanced computing simulation to analyse and predict the best combination of treatment for hard to treat cancers.

Improved psychological care for cancer survivors

Improved psychological care for cancer survivors

["all","cancer"] Professor Ian Olver AM leads a research group at UniSA that is seeking to better understand how people experience cancer, treatment and life after a diagnosis.

Non-invasive technology to find urothelial cancers

Non-invasive technology to find urothelial cancers

["all","cancer"] UniSA researchers from the Future Industries Institute are working to develop a non-invasive diagnostic tool for cancers of the urothelial tract, kidney and bladder.

Cancer biology revealing the key to acute myeloid leukaemia

Cancer biology revealing the key to acute myeloid leukaemia

Professor Richard D’Andrea and his team in the Acute Leukaemia Lab are widening the molecular and genetic understanding of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) to improve outcomes for patients with this often difficult to treat cancer.

NRF pledge $1 million for brain tumour research

NRF pledge $1 million for brain tumour research

["all","cancer"] UniSA will use a $1 million research pledge from the Neurosurgical Research Foundation to develop new drugs in the fight against lethal brain tumours, which kill 95 per cent of patients within five years.

Increasing aggressive breast cancer survival rate

Increasing aggressive breast cancer survival rate

["all","cancer"] Associate Professor Claudine Bonder is working to understand how tumours grow with the aim to stop the most aggressive breast cancers by starving them of the blood supply they need

Combatting blood cancer drug resistance

Combatting blood cancer drug resistance

["all","cancer"] Associate Professor Susan Branford is researching the rare blood cancer, chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), to improve the lives of patients living with the disease and better identify those at risk of failed treatment and disease relapse.

Cancer heavy weight to run NYC marathon for adolescent cancer patients

Cancer heavy weight to run NYC marathon for adolescent cancer patients

["all","cancer"]Cancer expert Professor Ian Olver, former CEO of Cancer Council Australia, will take up a different sort of challenge this November, donning his running shoes to pound the pavement at the New York City Marathon to support lifesaving research in adolescent cancer.

Identifying genes responsible for epilepsy

Identifying genes responsible for epilepsy

["all","health"] Geneticist and Molecular Biologist Associate Professor Leanne Dibbens is working towards identifying the genes that cause epilepsy, neurological disorders, and psychiatric disorders.

Tackling the decade differential in Aboriginal health

Tackling the decade differential in Aboriginal health

["all","health"] Professor Alex Brown and his team are working to close the 10 year life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

Better treatment of viral diseases including the flu and common cold

Better treatment of viral diseases including the flu and common cold

["all","health"] Professor Doug Brooks has teamed up with researchers at RMIT and universities from around the world to potentially unlock the door to better treatment of viral diseases including the flu and common cold.

UniSA wins Thyne Reid Foundation Grant to expand national wastewater drug screening program

UniSA wins Thyne Reid Foundation Grant to expand national wastewater drug screening program

["all","health"] Professor Jason White is leading a novel research project determining the prevalence and frequency of psychoactive substances in wastewater across Australia, through support from the Thyne Reid Foundation.

Addressing the burden of 'ice use' in South Australia

Addressing the burden of 'ice use' in South Australia

["all","health"] The use of methamphetamine or ‘ice’ in South Australia has doubled in the past four years. To try and find some answers on the long term impact on the brains of users, the Fay Fuller Foundation is investing more than $230,000 in research by UniSA’s Dr Gabrielle Todd.

Ensuring all babies have healthy hearts for life

Ensuring all babies have healthy hearts for life

["all","health"] Professor Morrison is using advanced imaging techniques to visualise changes in fetal cardiac development. This will allow the detection of abnormalities before babies are born so that action can be taken to ensure that all babies have healthy hearts for life.

Re-imagining Stroke Rehabilitation

Re-imagining Stroke Rehabilitation

["all","health"] “One day I want to be able to style my daughter's hair again.” Saran shares how Professor Susan Hillier’s innovative rehabilitation is helping her regain her movement and independence.

Preventing Asylum Seeker Suicide

Preventing Asylum Seeker Suicide

["all","health"] Professor Nicholas Procter and his team are helping NGO caseworkers save the lives of vulnerable asylum seekers by creating a suicide prevention education program.

Saving Australia’s native animals from extinction

Saving Australia’s native animals from extinction

["all","environment"] Dr Anton Blencowe is developing a new 'population-protecting implant' using a native plant poisonous to feral cats (but not native animals) which could ensure the survival of endangered native Australian animals.

Early detection tool for rare oesophageal cancer

Early detection tool for rare oesophageal cancer

["all","cancer"] Finding a more efficient early detection tool for deadly Barrett’s Oesophagus.

Nanomaterials and the environment

Nanomaterials and the environment

["all","environment"] Research ensures the environment is safe from potential nanomaterial damage.

Lung health research helps children with rare genetic disorders

Lung health research helps children with rare genetic disorders

["all","health"] Improve the quality of life for children with debilitating and often fatal Lysosomal Storage Disorders.

Building mental well-being in Australian farmers

Building mental well-being in Australian farmers

["all","health"] Dr Kate Fennell is leading a research team to create an online intervention designed to help Australian farmers to better cope with stress and uncertainty.

Neurosurgical Research Foundation supports Glioblastoma breakthrough

Neurosurgical Research Foundation supports Glioblastoma breakthrough

["all","cancer"] New research could support more effective chemotherapy treatment for one of the most lethal brain cancers, Glioblastoma.

UniSA researchers have discovered a potential new drug to treat childhood leukaemia

UniSA researchers have discovered a potential new drug to treat childhood leukaemia

["all","cancer"] Professor Shudong Wang and her team at UniSA have discovered a potential new orally deliverable drug to treat childhood leukaemia.

Predicting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Predicting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease

["all","health"] UniSA researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery to prevent people from getting Alzheimer's disease, and improve learning and memory functions.

Innovative research in the detection and prevention of disease using mosquito saliva

Innovative research in the detection and prevention of disease using mosquito saliva

["all","health"] UniSA researchers have developed a new ‘spit test’ using mosquito saliva that could be the key to preventing disease.

Seeking a vaccine for the Zika virus

Seeking a vaccine for the Zika virus

["all","health"] UniSA researchers and partners are working to develop a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, which has quickly become a global health priority.

A scholarship is transforming a single mother’s life

A scholarship is transforming a single mother’s life

["all","scholarships"] Receiving a scholarship has allowed Chantelle Rowe to attend university while continuing to financially support her children.

Battle of the brands: which wine is worthy?

Battle of the brands: which wine is worthy?

["all","scholarships"] In the ever-changing wine retail landscape, competition is fierce. Limited shelf space means brands are constantly fighting for prime position, with stockists holding all the cards as they decide the fate of when and where a brand is stocked in-store.

Big advances for prostate cancer diagnosis and disease prediction

Big advances for prostate cancer diagnosis and disease prediction

["all","cancer"] Gene discovery by UniSA researchers has provided the possibility to better predict clinical outcomes in prostate cancer patients, which will have a direct impact on patient survival and help prevent over-treatment.

How nanotechnology is achieving big results for health and medicine

How nanotechnology is achieving big results for health and medicine

["all","health"] UniSA researchers are using nanotechnology to enhance brain tumour therapy and detection systems, treat those suffering from type 1 diabetes, improve immune responses for transplant patients, and produce bandages that can diagnose and treat infection.

Helping vulnerable groups with mental health conditions

Helping vulnerable groups with mental health conditions

["all","health"] Find out how Professor Nicholas Procter is improving the quality of life for vulnerable people with a mental health condition – including refugees, the elderly, and those living in rural areas – to reduce the rising rate of suicide.

UniSA research flying towards healing chronic wounds

UniSA research flying towards healing chronic wounds

["all","health"] The same gene which enables flies to fly could hold the answer to healing chronic wounds, including the debilitating rare skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

Great Hall donor's road to achieving her goals

Great Hall donor's road to achieving her goals

["all","greathall"] Alumnus Teresa Sapio spent 10 years working towards her goal of becoming a registered nurse. When choosing her ‘three words to live by’ Teresa was inspired by her determination.

Improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families

Improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families

["all","cancer"] Placing importance not only on the treatment of the disease and the physical body, but also on a patient’s quality of life and overall wellbeing.

Exploring new ways of valuing human activity and the environment for a sustainable future

Exploring new ways of valuing human activity and the environment for a sustainable future

["all","environment"] How ecosystem services are worth at least twice that of the whole global market economy, as valued by economists.

UniSA research helping avoid unnecessary breast cancer treatment

UniSA research helping avoid unnecessary breast cancer treatment

["all","cancer"] Exploring ways for medical professionals to better predict which breast cancers will become life threatening compared with those that will not require invasive treatment.

How embracing opportunity 25 years ago led to Great Hall donor's success

How embracing opportunity 25 years ago led to Great Hall donor's success

["all","greathall"] When the opportunity arose to donate to the Great Hall, alumnus Margaret Duncan drew upon her thriving career and her experience as one of UniSA's first graduates to select her three words to live by “Opportunity – Success – Vision.” which she is placing on the Chandelier.

Integrity defines success: Great Hall donor’s defining moment

Integrity defines success: Great Hall donor’s defining moment

["all","greathall"] Following a serious accident, alumnus David Dahm redefined what he thought was the meaning of ‘success’. Read as he talks about how his achievements and awards have come about by giving back to society, and why he chose his ‘three words to live by’ when donating to embed himself...

Adelaide research opens doors to potential new cancer hope

Adelaide research opens doors to potential new cancer hope

["all","cancer"] Ground breaking cell biology research out of Adelaide's Centre for Cancer Biology could open the door to new ways to stop the spread of cancer.

Nanoscale “guided missiles” to seek and destroy cancer tumors

Nanoscale “guided missiles” to seek and destroy cancer tumors

["all","cancer"] The stuff of science fiction is moving closer and closer to reality. Imagine nanoscale capsules loaded with therapeutic payloads that pass through the blood supply, releasing their cancer-limiting agents only when they meet the tumorous cancer cells.

Local discovery opens research door to beating cancer spread

Local discovery opens research door to beating cancer spread

["all","cancer"] A discovery led by scientists at Adelaide's Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) has opened the door to further research to beat cancer metastasis.

A scholarship has helped me to be an advocate for Aboriginal school students

A scholarship has helped me to be an advocate for Aboriginal school students

["all","scholarships"] Justin was the first person in his family to finish high school and he is now dedicated to encouraging other Aboriginal students to embrace education and pursue their passions.

A scholarship has helped me to improve essential health care for Aboriginal Australians

A scholarship has helped me to improve essential health care for Aboriginal Australians

["all","scholarships"]Dr Charles was the first person in his family to graduate from high school, to study at university, and to receive a PhD for his research in podiatry.

A scholarship has helped me to seek justice for those in need

A scholarship has helped me to seek justice for those in need

["all","scholarships"]After having undergone over 15 surgeries, Amelia am now fighting for human rights and being the voice for those who are often unheard.

A scholarship has helped me to work on major infrastructure projects in SA

A scholarship has helped me to work on major infrastructure projects in SA

["all","scholarships"] As an engineer, Arna is helping to build infrastructure, provide essential services for our community, and is proud of what she have achieved so far.

A scholarship has helped me to give hope to refugees and give back to Australia

A scholarship has helped me to give hope to refugees and give back to Australia

["all","scholarships"] Prince would like to give back to the Australian community and help others who may be struggling and need extra support.

Scholarships helped me to gain independence and help save lives

Scholarships helped me to gain independence and help save lives

["all","scholarships"] Becoming a nurse gave Karen a new beginning, her independence, and the essential training to be able to save a young man’s life.

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