News tagged with bioscience

Unravelling the secrets of maleness

New research has identified the key to becoming male is an enzyme that "unravels" DNA to trigger male development of the embryo, a discovery that may give greater insight into intersex disorders.

Sep 05, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Scientists forecast forest carbon loss

For more than 30 years, scientists at the Harvard Forest have scaled towers into the forest canopy and measured the trunks of trees to track how much carbon is stored or lost from the woods each year. This treasure trove ...

Apr 06, 2012
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

New method for studying gene activity developed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), Harvard University and RocheNimblegen Inc. have developed a new method for examining genetic information that reveals clues to understanding ...

Nov 14, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Cancer drug found hiding in sunflower seed protein

University of Queensland scientists have found sunflower proteins and their processing machinery are hijacked to make rogue protein rings in a discovery that could open the door to cheaper, plant-based drug manufacturing.

Mar 21, 2011
4.7 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast

In search of wildlife-friendly biofuels

When society jumps on a bandwagon, even for a good cause, there may be unintended consequences. The unintended consequence of crop-based biofuels may be the loss of wildlife habitat, particularly that of ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

Newly trialled native algae species provide real hope for the development of commercially viable fuels from algae, a University of Queensland scientist has found.

Jul 24, 2013
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