Discovery of how healthy cereals can lower heart disease

December 7, 2016

Professor Mike Gidley and lead researcher Dr Purnima Gunness from our Queensland node, have identified a new mechanism for how healthy cereals such as oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.  This could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security – the access to […]

Adelaide staff on local radio

July 6, 2015

Over the past month, some of the Centre staff at the Adelaide node have been interviewed for a local radio segment “The Sound of Science“.      

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

March 20, 2015
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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 […]