Lab business

MoU focuses on education

04 September, 2006

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and Engineers Australia plan to work more closely together to advance the development of better public policy in relation to engineering and technology issues.


500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.


Biotech leader wins CSIRO Eureka Prize

28 August, 2006

Professor John Mattick has won the 2006 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.


Embrex and Shenzhen Neptunus announce joint project

21 August, 2006

Embrex has delivered an Egg Remover system and an Inovoject system to Shenzhen Neptunus Interlong Bio-technique (SNI). These have been installed in SNI's human influenza vaccine manufacturing facility at High-Tech Industrial Park Guangming, Shenzhen.


Over 1000 experts needed

18 August, 2006

Australia needs to train over 1000 new experts in environmental remediation if it is to become an international leader in the ‘clean society’, according to Professor Ravi Naidu, managing director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE).


Now is not the time to pause in the fight for increased research funding

09 August, 2006 by Duncan Jones, Executive Director, SIA | Supplied by: Science Industry Australia

On 10 March 2006, the Treasurer, Mr Peter Costello, announced the Productivity Commission's review of public support for science and innovation in Australia


Survey finds FDA scientists pressured to exclude and alter findings

02 August, 2006

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in the US has released survey results that demonstrate pervasive and dangerous political influence of science at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Changes to standard

31 July, 2006

Standards Australia Committee ME-002-04 has agreed to adopt ISO 11623:2002 ‘Transportable gas cylinders – Periodic inspection and testing of composite gas cylinders’ with national modifications.


Research capability to be boosted by improved collaboration

31 July, 2006

The Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop has announced six initiatives that will support greater collaboration between researchers, both domestically and internationally.


Eureka Prize finalists announced

28 July, 2006

CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett has congratulated the finalists announced 27 July for the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science sponsored by CSIRO.


New institute tackles unsolved medical questions

10 July, 2006

The University of Sydney has officially launched a new medical research facility – the Bosch Institute.


A new approach to open-access publishing

09 June, 2006

PLoS ONE is the latest innovation from the Public Library of Science, a non-profit organisation making the world’s research literature a freely available public resource.


Secret science business

08 June, 2006

Open sharing of information is a basic principle of the scientific process, but it is well known that secrecy has become a fact of life in academic science


New centre opens to study a small matter

07 June, 2006

Australia will be positioned to take a world-leading role in the area, with the establishment of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for AntiMatter-Matter Studies (CAMS), which was launched today by ARC chief executive professor Peter Høj.


Congressional delegation finds US lagging on stem cell research

05 June, 2006

The Congressional delegation announced during a fact-finding trip to the UK, that the United States is lagging behind other leading nations on stem cell research.


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