UQ researcher takes the cake

May 22, 2017
Filed under: Events,Media,News — Tags: , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 10:34 am

Baking meets science in the most delicious way, with a range of new ‘good heart’ muffins developed by Centre scientists at the UQ node to meet the food standard guidelines for cholesterol-lowering properties. According to food scientist and keen baker Dr Nima Gunness, the UQ blueberry muffins contain around three grams of beta glucans – […]

New Publication: Where is the dietary fibre beta-glucan made?

March 20, 2015
Filed under: New Publications,News — Tags: , , — dmathew @ 9:20 am

Melbourne node investigators, lead by Monica Doblin have had their paper Determining the Subcellular Location of Synthesis and Assembly of the Cell Wall Polysaccharide (1,3; 1,4)-β-d-Glucan in Grasses published in The Plant Cell. The article shows compelling evidence that beta-glucan is actually made at the cell surface, rather than at the plasma membrane. This research […]