Secrets of dark proteome

Proteins are often referred to as the building blocks of life, and make up about 15 per cent of the mass of the average person, performing a wide variety of essential functions in the body.

dateNov 19, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Primordial goo used to improve implants

Australia's national science research organisation, CSIRO, has developed an innovative new coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants, thanks to a "goo" thought to be have been home to the building ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in Materials Science
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11-year cosmic search leads to black hole rethink

One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year search performed with CSIRO's Parkes telescope has failed to detect them, casting doubt on our understanding ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Astronomy
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Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Ecology
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Parkes telescope takes on the Roger Federer of space

Using the moon and the GPS system, scientists have turned CSIRO's 64-m Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia into a new tool for finding the highest-energy particles nature can hurl at us. The work is being presented ...

dateAug 14, 2015 in Astronomy
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New 'enigma' moth helps crack evolution's code

Aenigmatinea glatzella – which has iridescent gold and purple wings – is a 'living dinosaur' that represents an entirely new family of primitive moths. This is the first time since the 1970s that a new family of primitive ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Australia's biosecurity may be shocked

A human disease pandemic, European honey bee colonies wiped out and an invasion of a devastating wheat disease are just three potential biosecurity threats facing Australia, according to a report released today.

dateNov 25, 2014 in Ecology
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River red gum - more than just a tree

So much more than just a tree, the river red gum has been central to the tensions between economic, social and environmental values of rivers and floodplain landscapes in Australia - perhaps more so than any other Australian ...

dateAug 14, 2014 in Environment
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