A powder so porous it fits the surface area of a football field in a teaspoon. MOFs have lots of potential uses but they’ve been too unpredictable, until now. Our breakthrough discovery means MOFs can have a wide range of optical, sensor and microelectronic applications.
The number of dogs dying in Australia from snake bites is set to reduce significantly thanks to a new anti-venom developed by our scientists and a local Australian company.
Though not directly involved in Zika prevention, we have the technology and expertise to contribute to Zika control.
Vaccination is one of the most powerful and effective ways of protecting the population against infectious disease. Yet, getting vaccines to everyone who needs them, particularly in developing countries, continues to be a massive challenge.
But what if we could make vaccines more robust so that they can be more easily and cost-effectively transported? Our scientists may have found a solution – and it’s inspired by nature.
What came first – the chicken with the switched off allergen gene, or the allergy-free egg? Our scientists have been working with Deakin University to develop an egg that doesn’t cause allergic reactions, and it’s all about changing the chicken.
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.
By Michelle Baker, CSIRO Bats are the natural host species for Ebola and a variety of viruses, many of which can be fatal when transmitted to humans. More than 100 viruses have been identified in bats and this number is rising each year. African fruit bats first transmitted Ebola virus to primates and other species
More than 2 200 years ago, legend has it, Archimedes got into a bath and had a lightbulb moment. He worked out that you could use the amount of water it displaces to measure the volume of an irregularly-shaped object. He was supposedly so excited about this that he jumped out, and ran, dripping wet
From long-wear contact lenses to insect repellent and even plastic banknotes. Wonder what else we’ve done for you lately?