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2010-12-22 13:52:23

Researchers are a step closer to unraveling the mysteries of human sexual development, following genetic studies that show male mice can be created without a Y chromosome – through the activation of an ancient brain gene.

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2010-11-23 12:49:42

A team of Australian researchers involving DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has identified a new, critically endangered species of ground parrot in Western Australia.

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2010-11-10 09:15:00

A team of international researchers led by ancient DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has resolved the longstanding issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago.

2010-10-19 20:56:09

A University of Adelaide study has found no evidence that taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of post-natal depression, contrary to international recommendations.

2010-10-19 16:48:12

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, one of the world's most serious and costly weeds.

2010-08-31 13:12:01

A growing epidemic of the world's most common heart rhythm disorder is resulting in an alarming number of hospital admissions in Australia, according to cardiology researchers.

2010-07-12 13:07:32

Asthma is the most common complication of pregnancy in Australia with harmful effects on babies, but many of these could be prevented.

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2010-07-06 10:52:40

At first glance it may seem like a good idea to be a fish living the quiet life on a small and isolated reef.

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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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.