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Mysterious New Diabetes Treatments from Platypus Venom

A world first discovery of a key metabolic hormone found in the venom and gut of Australia‚Äôs iconic platypus will now be investigated for its potential to treat type 2 diabetes, in new research led by the University of Adelaide. In a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Monash University, SAHMRI and the […]

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Sir Ronald Fisher Lecture: Genomic imprinting and the divided self

Date/Time: Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 5:30 pm Location: Scott Theatre Cost: FREE Abstract: My mother’s kin are not my father’s kin and the interests of these two kin groups do not always coincide. Therefore, our genomes are sometimes divided against themselves over what choices maximise genetic fitness. This evolutionary conflict has resulted in genes evolving […]

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Podcast: Monotremes: animals of biological fascination

Professor Frank Grutzner is fascinated by monotremes. Monotremes are egg laying mammals, such as platypus and echidna. They are the oldest surviving mammalian lineage, and therefore provide a unique insight into the evolution and many aspects of genetics in all mammals. The extraordinary biology of monotremes also enables researchers to gain insights into human disease. […]

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