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‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

By changing the gene governing a single amino-acid in an oat enzyme, US and UK researchers have caused oat plants to produce new, potentially valuable natural compounds.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Dec 2016
Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

UQ researchers working with the Indigenous custodians of NW Queensland’s Camooweal region have used nanofibres extracted from native spinifex grass to develop hair-thin latex condoms that pass the crucial ‘burst test’ – and could spark an outback ag industry potentially worth a bundle.
Merran White, Published 12th Feb 2016
Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Scandinavian researchers’ living electronic roses are a world-first. And these futuristic ‘power plants’, a hybrid of living tissue and electronic circuitry, open up exciting new possibilities.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2015
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