An Examination of the Medicinal Potential of Pittosporum phylliraeoides: Toxicity, Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities

Pittosporum phylliraeoides is an endemic Australian plant historically used as a medicinal agent by indigenous Australians. P. phylliraeoides solvent extracts were tested for antibacterial and antifungal activities and toxicity in vitro. 

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CSIRO chief calls for better ”bang for buck” on scientific investment

Australia currently ranks 81st in the world in innovation efficiency – the return gained on investment in scientific research.

CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall. Photo: Supplied
“If that was a team sport ranking we would be outraged,” Dr Marshall said. “We’re an incredibly inventive nation and we are capable of doing so much better.”

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