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$12m in funding to improve cancer research, treatment

19 March, 2018

Cancer Institute NSW has announced $12 million in grants funding, supporting 20 projects that are set to improve the lives of cancer patients across the state.


Newcastle professor wins international mineral processing award

15 March, 2018

Professor Kevin Galvin won the Antoine M. Gaudin Award "for advancements in the science and engineering of innovative systems for coal and mineral beneficiation".


Nominations open for ASPIRE Prize 2018

14 March, 2018

The Australian Academy of Science is inviting Australian researchers to nominate for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) 2018.


Women in STEM: pay improving but opportunities lacking

08 March, 2018

A national survey has revealed that female scientists are not getting the same opportunities for promotion or seniority as their male peers with similar qualifications and experience.


Cannabis-focused biotech Zelda expands partnership with Curtin

07 March, 2018

Zelda Therapeutics, an Australian-listed biotech focused on medical cannabis, has expanded its pancreatic cancer research collaboration agreement with Curtin University.


Performance declining for Australia's maths and science students

01 March, 2018

Australia's future is at risk as performance declines amongst our maths and science students, says Science & Technology Australia (STA).


Clinical guideline for mental health management

01 March, 2018

New worker mental health management guidelines are currently being canvassed, with community input accepted until mid-March, according to WorkCover Queensland.


Funding announced for six new research collaborations

27 February, 2018

Projects outcomes include the development of 3D-printed materials for the vision impaired, improved grain crop production through better weed control and innovations in advanced composite paints.


Nominations open for Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018

26 February, 2018

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science celebrate the achievements and successes of Australian scientists, teachers and innovators.


Imagion Biosystems appoints new VP of clinical research

23 February, 2018

Dr Farideh Bischoff will lead the clinical program for MagSense cancer detection technology, to achieve regulatory approval as a diagnostic device for the early detection of malignant tumour cells.


Merck acquires Aus biotech Viralytics

22 February, 2018

Merck has acquired Australian listed cancer research firm Viralytics in a $502 million deal.


Science meets Parliament 2018 the largest yet

15 February, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The 20th annual Science meets Parliament was attended in record-breaking numbers, bringing more than 240 Australian scientists to Canberra for a chance to meet with parliamentarians.


Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices opens at UTS

09 February, 2018

Professor Dayong Jin will spearhead the institute's efforts to create small, stable, inexpensive devices for disease diagnosis that are as easy to use as smartphones.


Call to better record patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials

08 February, 2018

Researchers have recommended changes to the guidelines used in clinical trials, in an effort to gain information about the impact on the quality of life of participating patients.


Discovery allows the human eye to track a single molecule inside a living cell

06 February, 2018

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a new microscopy technology that allows the human eye to track a single molecule and inspect its behaviour inside a living cell.


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