The Commonwealth Government, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), has announced this yearâ€™s successful recipients of grants of a total more than A$100 million for leading medical research and clinical trials being conducted at universities and research centres.
The Minister of Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson has announced that the Australian Government would provide more than A$60.4 million for research in the latest round of the Australian Research Councilâ€™s (ARC) Linkage Projects Scheme.
A $20 million national facility which will help the nation to remain at the cutting edge of gene research has been officially opened at The Australian National University.
Bionic ears that connect directly to hearing nerves and provide near-normal hearing capability may soon become reality. Along with other research areas like renewable energy and sustainable industries, the advances to be achieved by the recently established Australian Centre of Electromaterials Science are expected to be particularly valuable to the manufacturing industry.
The Minister of Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson has announced a total of 24 Federation Fellowships in Canberra early in June. The Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council, will provide A$40 million for new Fellows over the next five years.
The Victorian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) affirming its support for laboratory accreditation as a key element of good business practice.
BOC Scientific has available a package called AirSurance. The product range includes Detectagas and Stench Gas mixtures which together monitor and alert workers to unsafe gas levels.
New Zealand's Parkside Laboratories has been appointed authorised sales agent by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for Australia and New Zealand in a development that will make it easier for companies to access the US market.
Scientific research in Australia has received a major boost with the launch of a fund designed to foster collaborative research between universities, CSIRO and other publicly funded research agencies (PFRA's).
Cryptome Pharmaceuticals has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB) to collaborate on the identification of potential therapeutics for cardiovascular disease.
Heraeus Noblelight has acquired the Spectral Technologies division of US company IST Corporation. IST Spectral Technologies is a manufacturer of light sources for analytical instrumentation. The product range mainly consists of deuterium and hollow cathode lamps. The products of IST Spectral Technologies are not only used in science and industry, but also, for example, in space research.
The opportunities for research have been widened with the recent lifting of a ban on using recently created embryos.
Are there some personalities that are better suited than others to a scientific career? To provide insight into this issue, The Science Advisory Board created the first-ever psychological profile of life science researchers
The CSIRO Board recently endorsed the creation of new business units to strengthen the organisation's health and biotechnology research activities, as well as other areas including food processing.