Research Engagement and ImpactResearch Roundup - 15 November 2018
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Losing species to climate change causes global ‘extinction domino effect’ - New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an “extinction domino effect’”that could annihilate all life on Earth.
Aboriginal youth health boost with major award - Research to tackle the dual challenges of sexually transmitted disease and illicit drug use in indigenous communities will be boosted with the awarding of a significant fellowship to Flinders University Associate Professor James Ward, one of the nation’s leading indigenous health researchers.
Low-cost tsunami warning could prevent future deaths - A simple and low-cost early warning system could help prevent deaths in regions vulnerable to tsunamis after successful trials in Vanuatu last month.
First genetic testing for weighty issue - Lipoedema is a painful fat condition that affects more than one in 10 mainly women in Australia.
Super-fast flying machines defy body logic - The size of a tiny insect brain bears no comparison to the super capacity of its killer instinct and flying skills and speed.
Healthy Minds rollout stems from psych research - One thousand adolescents across Australia will participate in a trial designed to prevent and reduce the risk of depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Grants focus on rapid health benefits - Saving Indigenous babies, speeding access to support for people with severe mental illnesses, and stemming the disease burden in southern suburbs – these initiatives will be assisted from research to reality after winning Medical Research Future Fund grants.
Elite sports hydration drink off and running - The new range of hydration-boosting drinks developed at Flinders University has gone on the market.
Beauty counts at the ballot box - Good-looking candidates take a handy premium to the ballot box, according to new research.
Money stress for 1 in 5 with cancer - On top of worrying about treatments and side effects, many people with cancer also worry about the cost of their care.
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