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Human mortality 'plateau' may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report by Saul Newman of the Research School of Biology, ANU. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.
Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

How to put together a fast carbon-capturing engine: lessons from blue-green algae

A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, builds the carbon-capturing engines called carboxysomes in a protein liquid droplet formation.

Fred Chow - finding hope in photosynthesis

Fred Chow has dedicated his working life to the study of photosynthesis.

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PS Seminar Series - Harnessing synthetic gene circuits for customized gene expression patterns

12pm 24 Jul 2024
Plant carbon fixation, a vital process for capturing energy, profoundly influences various aspects of our lives, including food, clothing fibers, medicines, building materials, and even the production of human therapeutics.

MGI Agri genomics Seminar

12.30pm 24 Jul 2024
NGS for food security, disease resistance and bioengineering for climate adaption applications

PS Seminar Series - Evolution as a lens into lncRNA functionality

3.30pm 26 Jul 2024
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as prominent elements of the regulatory transactions of eukaryotic genomes.

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