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.
How effective LIMS software design can leverage evolving technologies to reduce risk and improve ROI. As the commercial LIMS marketplace evolves and matures, it continually faces the challenge of technology change
What's New Magazines and Science Industry Australia Inc (SIA) invite entries to the Laboratory of the Year competition. All new or renovated laboratories completed and occupied between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2004 are eligible to enter
The Science Industry Action Agenda is a joint initiative of Science Industry Australia Inc. (SIA) and the Commonwealth government, aimed at maximising the future growth and development of the science industry in Australia
Once again, the RACI NSW Analytical Chemistry Group is organising a seminar on the topic of Quality Assurance. The seminar is being held on 25 and 26 October 2004 at the National Measurement Institute, Bradfield Road, Lindfield NSW 2070.
Swinburne University has restructured its Higher Education Division to create five new faculties, including a Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Associate Professor Russell Crawford has been appointed the division's new dean.Under the restructure, the other faculties include a Faculty of Design; a Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies; a Faculty of Business and Enterprise; and a Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences.
A five-nation oceanographic team is taking the first steps in a $3.6 million project studying the major flow of ocean currents between Asia and Australia and how they influence rainfall across Southern Australia and Indonesia.
Its name and design may seem better suited to a science fiction movie but the Aquanator could become the way of the future for power generation.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRC-P) has won a CRC innovation award for the development and commercialisation of a polymer cable that will change fire protection around the world.
Swinburne University academic, Graham Farrell, has designed a product that aims to make saving lives easier. The Reviva Mask is an inflatable resuscitation mask the size of a matchbox offering all the efficiency and protection of a commercial medical mask.