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Human footprint driving mammal extinction crisis

By: Pet Industry News   On: 13 November 2018

Human impacts are the biggest risk factor in the possible extinction of a quarter of all land-based mammals, according to a University of Queensland study.

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Bull ant venom could put the bite on pain

By: Pet Industry News   On: 18 September 2018

Venom from the giant red bull ant is helping University of Queensland scientists understand the evolution of animal toxins in work that could lead to better treatments for pain.

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A breakthrough for Australia's fish

By: Pet Industry News   On: 3 September 2018

A research team from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has made a breakthrough that could help dwindling numbers of Australian freshwater fish species.

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Dangerous parasites worming their way through wildlife

By: Pet Industry News   On: 3 September 2018

The wild dingo (Canis lupus lupus), is just one of the many of the wild species helping spread parasitic worms

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Desert bush spider could help develop new drugs and insectide

By: Pet Industry News   On: 31 July 2018

A toxin from the desert bush spider is helping researchers understand more about human and insect biology, which could lead to new treatments for health conditions and bee-friendly insecticides.

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Great Barrier Reef not bouncing back as before, but there is hope

By: Pet Industry News   On: 24 July 2018

The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back.

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