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Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could pave the way for new treatments ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Where did Australian cats come from?

Researchers have found that cats in Australia are most likely descended from those brought by European settlers. Feral cats found on the islands surrounding Australia may represent founding populations from Europe, introduced ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Evolution
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Why you should celebrate World Sparrow Day

For the past five years there has been a growing movement to recognise March 20 as World Sparrow Day – a day to celebrate the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) with art, poems, stories and events like office parties and ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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