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Kalgoorlie eucalyptus trees absorb and store gold in leaves

By Maja Bosanac
26 October 2013

eucalyptus-leaves-gold-1Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) researchers have discovered that eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are absorbing gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it in their leaves and branches. This discovery could provide an opportunity for a more cost effective and environmentally friendly mineral exploration… »


Soldier beetle inspires new medicine biotech synthesis

By Damir Beciri
10 November 2012

soldier-beatle-dhmaCSIRO researchers and a colleague at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute recently revealed details about their research related to an exotic fatty acid called dihydromatricaria acid (DHMA), which is one of a group called polyynes that have known anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Their research could be used to employ biotechnology in creation of new antibiotic and anti-cancer… »