Mystery of the missing breast cancer genes
Researchers from the University of Adelaide are hoping to better understand why the mutated genes for breast and ovarian cancer are not passed on more frequently from one generation of women to the next. That's despite a documented link between breast cancer genes and increased fertility in ... more
Higher risk of birth defects from assisted reproduction
A University of Adelaide study has identified the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of assisted reproductive technology.In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have compared the risk of major bi ... more
Bacterium helps formation of gold
Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralisation of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.
Researchers reported the presence of bacteria on gold surfaces but have never c ... more