CSIRO opens rapid response animal disease centre
The Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, officially opened CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Diagnostic Emergency Response Laboratory (DERL) at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong today.
Infectious disease experts join forces
Influenza viruses, Hendra virus, dengue hemorrhagic fever and a number of new and emerging diseases are among the hot topics for discussion over the next three days, on the Gold Coast, at Australia’s international Infection-Immunity Conference (ii09).
Bat immunity key to controlling deadly viruses
CSIRO research into how bats can host some of the world’s deadliest viruses without suffering any ill-effects themselves will lead to improved strategies for controlling the spread of bat-borne diseases.
CSIRO explores protecting poultry from avian influenza
A three-page article by CSIRO Livestock Industries providing in-depth information on our research aimed at protecting poultry from avian influenza and how CSIRO scientists are exploring gene silencing as a means to this end.