Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia. Research shows that eating fibre rich in resistant starch is one way we can combat this threat. This animation shows how resistant starch moves through the intestine, feeds the healthy bacteria of the gut Microbiome and helps prevent cancer.
Following their success with the development of the Elast-Eon® biocompatible polyurethane, Thilak Gunatillake and his colleagues at CSIRO Molecular & Health Technologies turned their attention to therapies and devices that would help the body use its own mechanisms to repair damaged tissues rather than relying on permanent implants. After four years of fundamental research the […]
Dr Deborah Middleton and the Hendra Virus research team from the Division of Animal, Food and Health Sciences. For their pioneering research that has led to the development of the first equine vaccine and a human treatment against the deadly Hendra virus.
Alzheimer’s disease affects over a quarter of a million Australians. We’re using maths to try to understand how this disease works, so that we can find a solution to early detection.
Australian scientists are much closer to developing a screening test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. 23 May 2013
Researchers are developing an inexpensive mobile-phone-based sensor that will allow users in developing countries to rapidly diagnose infectious disease such as malaria or tuberculosis. 26 February 2013
During the period 1938 to 1961 Doug Waterhouse carried out pioneering studies on the sheep blowfly, a major pest. This work was interrupted by the Second World War where his attention turned to ways of protecting allied troops from the mosquitoes responsible for malarial transmission. By 1943 the repellent was widely deployed in the Pacific […]
Colin Ward and colleagues (CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies). For their landmark achievement of determining the molecular structure of the human insulin receptor, the protein on the surface of cells that mediates the effects of insulin.