Lab business

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.


Australian of the Year wins top American honour

02 June, 2006

Australian of the Year and cervical cancer vaccine inventor Professor Ian Frazer has won an award from one of America's premier cancer research groups.


Industry and professional association alliance

25 May, 2006

The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Confectionary Manufacturers of Australasia (CMA) announced their new alliance.


Forty-four new Fellows

24 May, 2006

Forty-four scientists have been recognised for their exceptional contributions to science, engineering and medicine with their election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society the UK national academy of science.


Innovation Report reveals strengths in science and innovation

18 May, 2006

The Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP has released the Australian Government’s Innovation Report 2005-06.


Dud deals for science will topple “house of cards”

08 May, 2006

A University of Queensland team has challenged the nation’s corporate and political leaders to urgently boost investment in science and technology.


Executive director appointed

05 May, 2006

SIA has announced that Duncan Jones has accepted the position of executive director of Science Industry Australia and will begin work Monday 5th June 2006.


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