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2011-01-06 13:27:03

A University of Adelaide reproductive biologist has achieved a major breakthrough in IVF technology that is expected to help millions of women around the world who have suffered previous miscarriages after IVF treatment. Professor Sarah Robertson, an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and member of the University's Robinson Institute, has partnered with a Danish company to develop a product which improves IVF embryo implantation rates for some women by up to 40%. In the world's largest clinical...

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2010-06-24 06:35:00

A woman's body could be instinctively selective about sperm, allowing some sperm to make it to the egg while killing off the chances of less suitable contenders, an Australian researcher said Wednesday. Professor Sarah Robertson, of the University of Adelaide, suggested that sperm contains "signaling molecules" that activate immunity changes in a woman's body so the sperm is accepted. However, some apparently healthy sperm have failed to activate these changes, leading Prof. Robertson to...

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2008-10-24 12:15:00

Internet users are being asked to help find illegal and vulgar content online. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is launching an awareness crusade to alert many web users on how to report imagery showing minors being sexually abused. The promotion is a response to IWF research which notes that 77% of people who discover illegal information do not report it because they do not know how to. Advertisements, e-mails and pamphlets are being produced to teach people how to report the images....

2008-07-09 09:00:47

By Jessica Legge, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 9--FAIRMONT -- On June 30, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia started a general investigation of Verizon West Virginia Inc. The PSC is looking into the quality of Verizon's customer service. "There's been an increase in the number of complaint calls that come into our agency," Sarah Robertson, spokesperson for the PSC, said. In 2006, the PSC dismissed a general investigation of the service that Verizon provided....


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.