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Science Experience, Jan 15-17 at The University of Adelaide

The Science Experience program is designed to give students who have an interest in science, an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work!
The University of Adelaide run the program in mid January each year (15-17 Jan 2013).  Students wishing to undertake the […]

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Echidna insight into evolution of embryo growth

An international team including University of Adelaide scientists has discovered the molecular change in echidnas enabling both parents to influence the growth of the embryo during pregnancy in mammals.
The authors of this work, published this week in the prestigious journal Science, say this provides insight into the evolution of embryo growth regulation in mammals.
Associate Professor […]

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Threat to Tasmanian devils may be explained by Ancient genes

Tasmanian devils had low immune gene diversity for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years before the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease, researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Adelaide have discovered.
“Low immune gene diversity in modern devils has been linked to the spread and devastating impacts of Devil Facial Tumour disease (DFTD),” […]

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