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Csiro | Date: 2017-01-25
Csiro | Date: 2016-09-08
Methods and means are provided for reducing the phenotypic expression of a nucleic acid of interest in eucaryotic cells, particularly in plant cells, by introducing chimeric genes encoding sense and antisense RNA molecules directed towards the target nucleic acid, which are capable of forming a double stranded RNA region by base-pairing between the regions with sense and antisense nucleotide sequence or by introducing the RNA molecules themselves. Preferably, the RNA molecules comprises simultaneously both sense and antisense nucleotide sequence.
Csiro | Date: 2017-05-17
An electromechanical transducer, including: one or more first mechanical resonator structures having respective first fundamental oscillation resonance frequencies; and a second mechanical resonator structure including one or more electromechanical transducer components, and having a second fundamental oscillation resonance frequency that is substantially greater than the first fundamental resonance frequencies of the first mechanical resonator structures; wherein oscillations of the first mechanical resonator structures driven by external mechanical vibrations cause the first mechanical resonator structures to intermittently couple with the second resonating structure to drive oscillations of the second resonating structure such that the electromechanical transducer components of the second mechanical resonator structure convert the oscillations of the second resonating structure to electrical energy or signals.
Csiro | Date: 2017-02-22
A process for producing a preform by cold spray deposition, the process comprising: providing a starter substrate about a preform axis of rotation, the starter substrate having at least one axial end having a substantially flat deposition surface; rotating the starter substrate about the preform axis of rotation; depositing material onto the deposition surface of the starter substrate using cold spray deposition to form a product deposition surface, the cold spray deposition process including a cold spray applicator through which the material is sprayed onto the deposition surface; successively depositing material onto a respective top product deposition surface using cold spray deposition to form successive deposition layers of the material; and moving at least one of: the cold spray applicator; or the starter substrate and preform product, relative to the other in an axial direction along the preform axis of rotation to maintain a constant distance between the cold spray applicator and the top product deposition surface, thereby forming a preform product of a selected length, wherein the cold spray applicator is moved in a plane perpendicular to the preform axis of rotation so as to deposit material as a substantially flat surface on each respective deposition surface of the starter substrate or product deposition surface of the preform product.
Csiro | Date: 2017-06-21
Described herein is a method of setting-up a range-based tracking system utilising a tracking coordinate system that uses a plurality of spaced apart stationary nodes for tracking objects within a tracking environment. The method includes the step of transmitting signals between the stationary nodes to obtain range information between at least a subset of pairs of the nodes and determining coordinates for all of the stationary nodes in a node coordinate system using these range information. The method also includes the step of obtaining spatial information related to at least one of the nodes, the spatial information being indicative of one or more features or locations within the tracking environment and determining the location of all stationary nodes in the tracking coordinate system, wherein some or all of the coordinates of the stationary nodes are used for tracking objects in the tracking system.
Csiro and Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd | Date: 2017-06-14
Generating an optimised formulation for a foodstuff, comprises receiving at a processor physicochemical data pertaining to one or more plant extracts and operating the processor to calculate a time, Tmax, representing a time to reach a maximum concentration in plasma of at least one metabolite of the one or more plant extracts by applying the received physicochemical data to a mathematical model stored in memory. The processor is then operated to identify ones of the metabolites for which the calculated Tmax substantially corresponds with a target absorption time for the foodstuff; and to generate an optimised formulation for the foodstuff comprising the one or more plant extracts containing the identified metabolites. The physicochemical data include one or more of molecular mass (M), liphophilicity (logP) and Polar Surface Area (PSA).
Csiro | Date: 2017-04-12
A process for preparing a polymeric membrane for soil materials used in crop production comprising providing an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane and spraying the aqueous dispersion onto soil materials to be used in crop production to form a polymeric membrane.
Csiro and Boeing Company | Date: 2017-04-12
A method of minimising distortion in a workpiece is described that includes utilizing a computer system to carry out finite element analysis on a finite element thermo- mechanical model of the workpiece during and after fabrication by additive manufacturing to predict shape distortion and residual stress development in the workpiece, wherein the fabrication includes the fabrication step of depositing multiple layers of a material melted by a heat source along a deposit path on a substrate, and introducing alterations to the workpiece prior to or during fabrication to compensate for the predicted distortion.
Csiro | Date: 2017-07-12
A pH sensor comprising a metal oxide-polymer composite, comprising: a continuous polymer resin matrix; and a solid particulate component dispersed in the polymer resin matrix comprising (i) metal oxides and (ii) a particulate carbon-based conductor wherein the metal oxides comprise Ta2O5 and RuO2 in a weight ratio of Ta2O5 : RuO2 (on the basis of weight of metal component) in the range of from 90:10 to 10:90.
Csiro | Date: 2017-03-28
The present invention provides a method for diagnosing or detecting colorectal cancer in a subject, the method comprising determining the presence and/or level of biomarkers selected from IL-8, IGFBP2, MAC2BP, M2PK, IL-13, DKK-3, EpCam, MIP1, TGF1, and TIMP-1. The invention also relates to diagnostic kits comprising reagents for determining the presence and/or level of the biomarkers and methods of detecting or diagnosing colorectal cancer.