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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Scientists find new genes on male sex chromosomes

Scientists are a step closer to discovering what determines the sex of Australia's iconic platypus and echidna, after an international study involving researchers from the University of Adelaide and UNSW Australia unravelled new genes contained on mammalian Y chromosomes.

The findings of the study, which was led by the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, were today published in the prestigious journal Nature.

The Y chromosome is only found in males and plays a key role in determining male sex. Despite its importance for sex determination, gene content and evolution of the Y chromosome has long been a mystery in most mammals, particularly in monotremes (the platypus and echidna). [Full Story]

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Computer screening could help patients and healthcare

A trial of a new patient care model, which uses over-the-phone consultations and computers to help better understand the needs of the patient, has begun this week. [Full Story]

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New mineral shows nature's infinite variability

A researcher has discovered a new mineral that is unique in structure and composition among the world's 4,000 known mineral species. [Full Story]

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Survival hope for melanoma patients thanks to new vaccine

Researchers have discovered that a new trial vaccine offers the most promising treatment to date for melanoma that has spread. [Full Story]

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New simulator for older drivers is put to the test

Researchers are hoping that a new computer-based driving simulation will help lead to accurate, low-cost testing of older drivers' ability to stay safe on the roads. [Full Story]

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Lunchtimes at Elder Hall - For the Fallen
Friday, 25 April 2014, 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
Elder Hall

Elder Perspectives - Christie Anderson and Friends
Sunday, 27 April 2014, 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Elder Hall

Demystifying Cancer - Dr Robin Hesketh
Monday, 28 April 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide

Marketing Health and Nutrition to our Children
Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Rumours Cafe, 6th floor, Union House, Nth Tce campus

Confucius Institute China Briefing: Australia-China FTA Negotiations
Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
55 Currie St 'Theatrette'

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