Bats are a Halloween icon, but their ability to transmit some of the world’s deadliest diseases to animals and humans is truly frightening. From Hendra to SARS and even Ebola, we take a look at some of the viruses and diseases associated with these winged mammals.
The InsectScan 3D uses standard components and costs less than $8000 to create digital 3D models – and we can print them in 3D, too.
What do burps, beetles and bacteria have in common? Bovines of course! At least, that’s the case when it comes to our work with the cattle industry – an industry that’s worth $6 billion in Australia. Next week is the aptly named Beef Week and you’ll be surprised and amazed to see how much research we do for the humble cow.
Our scientists are leading the nation’s first ever national game of cat and mouse, and we want you to join in the fun.
The African Cassava whitefly is affecting the food security of more than 40 million African families. Find out how our scientists are using their expertise to assist East African scientists control this pest.
As Brisbane researchers prepare to commence human trials of an antibody treatment for Hendra virus, we look back at our role in identifying this deadly virus 21 years ago, our involvement in developing a vaccine for horses, and the global collaboration to find a treatment for people affected by the virus.
By Gary Fitt, CSIRO A nationwide outbreak of foot and mouth disease; an invasion of a devastating wheat disease; our honeybees completely wiped out. These are just three possible disastrous scenarios facing Australia; they’re considered in the Australia’s Biosecurity Future report published today by CSIRO and its partners. Intensifying and expanding agriculture, biodiversity loss, and
By Emma Pyers How do bees in the Amazon jungle compare to those in Tasmania? They get up earlier, for a start. Paulo de Souza and his team have been tracking bees in the two regions using tiny backpack sensors as part of our Swarm Sensing Project to gather biological and ecological data to improve
By Glenn Marsh, CSIRO The current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unprecedented in size, with nearly 4,800 confirmed or probable cases and more than 2,400 deaths. People have been infected in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The World Health Organization declared this outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern”