Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide, Australia

The University of South Australia is a public university in the Australian state of South Australia. It was formed in 1991 with the merger of the South Australian Institute of Technology and Colleges of Advanced Education. The legislation to establish and name the new University of South Australia was introduced in 1990 by the Hon Mike Rann MP, Minister of Employment and Further Education. With more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia's largest; more than 10,000 students are international, with almost half studying in Adelaide and the remainder offshore.Under the University's Act, its original mission was "to preserve, extend and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy, and to provide educational programs that will enhance the diverse cultural life of the wider community." In 2013 a new Vision, Mission and Values statement was released as part of a new strategic direction, "Crossing the Horizon".UniSA was the youngest Australian institution to be named in the top 50 of 2013 The Times Higher Education's Top 100 global universities aged under 50.The University is a founding member of the Australian Technology Network of universities. It has two Adelaide city centre campuses, two Adelaide metropolitan campuses, and two South Australian regional campuses. Wikipedia.


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University of South Australia | Date: 2015-02-18

Disclosed herein is a plasma treatment method comprising: providing a plasma source and a screen comprising a hydrogel and positioning the screen between the plasma source and a surface of a target to be treated with the plasma such that substantially all of the plasma from the plasma source passes through the screen prior to contacting the surface of the target and the screen reduces the concentration of one or more species from the plasma; and/or contacting a surface of a target to be treated with the gel composition comprising a gel forming material and a liquid phase comprising plasma activated liquid.


The present disclosure provides methods for detecting biological print(s) or biological fluid(s) or target low molecular weight analyte(s) therein comprising contacting the suspected print(s) or fluid(s) with porous semiconductor substrates or microparticles (MPs) under conditions to allow said semiconductor substrates or microparticles to adhere to the print(s) or fluid(s) or analyte(s) therein, and analysing the adhered porous semiconductor substrates or MPs to detect the print(s), fluid(s) or analytes when present. The disclosure also includes method for making porous semiconductor substrates.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention relates to a polymeric substrate being coated with a reflective coating, particularly a chromium-based reflective coating. The polymeric substrate may be used in vehicle components, such as rear view devices. The coating is able to provide good abrasion resistance with a neutral colour and is at least in part permeable to light originating from at least one light element. The invention also relates to a rear view device of a vehicle comprising a polymeric substrate.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2015-03-03

Provided herein is an optical biosensor for detecting a target bioanalyte in a sample. The biosensor includes: a porous silicon or alumina substrate having a surface and a detection agent immobilised on the surface. The detection agent includes a sensing domain and a signaling domain, the sensing domain having a linker capable of interacting with the target bioanalyte and the signaling domain having a luminescence donor and a luminescence acceptor wherein the luminescence donor and the luminescence acceptor are connected by the linker and are optically coupled in the absence of the target bioanalyte. Emission of light from the luminescence donor is substantially quenched by the luminescence acceptor, and interaction of the target bioanalyte with the linker results in optical un-coupling of the luminescence donor and the luminescence acceptor to thereby result in light emission from the luminescence donor.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention provides an optical biosensor for detecting a target bioanalyte in a sample. The biosensor comprises: a porous silicon or alumina substrate comprising a surface and a detection agent immobilised on the surface, the detection agent comprising a sensing domain and a signaling domain, the sensing domain comprising a linker capable of interacting with the target bioanalyte and the signaling domain comprising a luminescence donor and a luminescence acceptor wherein the luminescence donor and the luminescence acceptor are connected by the linker and are optically coupled in the absence of the target bioanalyte such that emission of light from the luminescence donor is substantially quenched by the luminescence acceptor, and interaction of the target bioanalyte with the linker results in optical un-coupling of the luminescence donor and the luminescence acceptor to thereby result in light emission from the luminescence donor; and a plurality of light interacting pores on the surface of the substrate, wherein the pores are configured to interact with the light emission from the luminescence donor to provide a measurable light emission which is indicative of the presence of the target bioanalyte.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-04-26

The present invention relates to methods for enhancing at least one growth parameter of a leguminous plant via co-inoculation of a leguminous plant with at least one rhizobial microorganism together with at least one actinobacterial microorganism. In further aspects, the present invention also relates to leguminous plants co-inoculated with at least one rhizobial microorganism together with at least one actinobacterial microorganism, as well as specific actinobacterial strains and inoculant compositions which are useful in accordance with the present invention.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to decorative coatings for plastic substrates, the decorative coatings ideally being stable and durable coatings that are spectrally tuneable to permit the selection of a variety of appearances, and ideally providing a decorative metal finish. More particularly the present invention provides for a plastic substrate having a decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system. The spectrally controlling system includes alternating absorbing layers and transparent layers, and the stress controlling system controls the overall residual stress of the decorative coating to within a desired range. Further provided are methods for applying to a plastic substrate a decorative coating having a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2016-12-28

Disclosed herein is a plasma treatment method comprising: providing a plasma source and a screen comprising a hydrogel and positioning the screen between the plasma source and a surface of a target to be treated with the plasma such that substantially all of the plasma from the plasma source passes through the screen prior to contacting the surface of the target and the screen reduces the concentration of one or more species from the plasma; and/or contacting a surface of a target to be treated with the gel composition comprising a gel forming material and a liquid phase comprising plasma activated liquid.


Barton M.D.,University of South Australia
Current Opinion in Microbiology | Year: 2014

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria associated with pigs not only affects pig production but also has an impact on human health through the transfer of resistant organisms and associated genes via the food chain. This can compromise treatment of human infections. In the past most attention was paid to glycopeptide and streptogramin resistance in enterococci, fluoroquinolone resistance in campylobacter and multi-drug resistance in Escherichia coli and salmonella. While these are still important the focus has shifted to ESBL producing organisms selected by the use of ceftiofur and cefquinome in pigs. In addition Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) suddenly emerged in 2007. We also need to consider multi-resistant strains of Streptococcus suis. Environmental contamination arising from piggery wastewater and spreading of manure slurry on pastures is also a growing problem. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Moseley G.L.,University of South Australia
Neurology | Year: 2012

Tactile dysfunction in chronic pain is explained as disruption in somatotopically based processing of stimuli. We hypothesized that people with chronic back pain also demonstrate a spatially defined disruption of tactile processing. In 3 cross-sectional experiments, 26 patients with unilateral low back pain and 12 healthy controls made temporal order judgments of pairs of tactile stimuli. We analyzed the stimulus onset asynchrony at which participants perceived them to be simultaneous (PSS). Stimuli were delivered to either side of the back or to both index fingers. For hand stimuli, the position of the hands were 1) one either side of the back or 2) in front of the body, 3) one behind the back and one in front on the affected side or 4) on the unaffected side. In patients, mean ± SD PSS for stimuli to either side of the lower back occurred when the affected side received the stimulus 25 ± 25 msec before the unaffected side. PSS for stimuli to the hands with one hand held near the affected area was similar when the other hand was behind the back on the opposite side of the midline (17 ± 17 msec) or in front of the body on the affected side (31 ± 21 msec). These PSS values were greater than that for all other conditions and in healthy controls (p < 0.01), which approached zero. Spatial representation of vibrotactile stimuli is disrupted in chronic unilateral back pain.

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