university of adelaide
October 27th, 2016
The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line of defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe this resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.
June 24th, 2016
Australia has been found to have low rates of resistance to critically important drugs–comparing very favourably with other countries around the world according to the first nationwide survey of antibiotic resistance in pets and livestock.
December 10th, 2015
A collaborative study has found high rates of adulteration, substitution and mislabelling of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), with the undeclared ingredients rendering many of the tested samples either illegal or potentially hazardous to consumers.
January 19th, 2011
A joint venture between Murdoch University, the University of Adelaide and technology company SQC has resulted in the development of a pilot plant in Karratha for the commercial production of biofuel from algae.
December 8th, 2010
The opening of an algae pilot plant in Karratha, Western Australia, brings Australia one step closer to creating commercial quantities of clean biofuel for the future.