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Million-dollar grant enables MWA telescope upgrade

16 December, 2020

The grant will enable a major upgrade to the Murchison Widefield Array, giving the giant radio telescope the power to read and process signals captured from distant outer space.

COVID-19 Grand Challenge Winners announced

11 December, 2020

The global competition encouraged participants to build world-class data science techniques that accelerate novel COVID-19 research and drive smart and safe decision-making.

Former triathlete wins 2020 GSK Award for Research Excellence

04 December, 2020

Professor Mark Febbraio won the award for leading the development of a potential new treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes and muscle mass loss.

WHO advises against remdesivir use in COVID-19 patients

02 December, 2020

The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19, regardless of how severely ill they are.

Queensland aerospace company develops world-first 'green' scramjet technology

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

Hypersonix Launch Systems will receive Australian Government funding to fast-track development of a reusable 'green' hypersonic scramjet capable of placing small satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

2020 Eureka Prizes go to a 'milkshake for malaria', ABC's Coronacast and an energy-making sewerage system

26 November, 2020 by Noor Gillani, Deputy Editor, Science and Technology, The Conversation

The prizes, presented by the Australian Museum, acknowledge a diverse group of brilliant minds tackling global problems.

Aus researchers recognised for synchrotron science

13 November, 2020 | Supplied by: ANSTO

ANSTO has announced accolades for Professor Peter Lay and Dr Wei Kong Pang, in recognition of their contributions to synchrotron research.

Dr Cathy Foley appointed Australia's next Chief Scientist

10 November, 2020

Renowned physicist Dr Cathy Foley AO has been appointed Australia's next Chief Scientist, taking over from Dr Alan Finkel AO after his tenure comes to an end in December.

2020 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science awarded

29 October, 2020

A team that was instrumental in the world-first detection of gravitational waves has won the 2020 Prime Minister's Prize for Science.

Automation of laboratory accessories opens up new vistas

26 October, 2020 by Smita Deshmukh* | Supplied by: Transparency Market Research

Laboratory accessories have enabled great strides for the life sciences industry, including new developments in drug discovery.

CSL announces Centenary Fellowships, COVID-19 trial update

20 October, 2020

Two Australian scientists have been awarded CSL Centenary Fellowships, and patients are now being enrolled in the COVID-19 clinical held by the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance.

Distribution agreement should reduce kidney injury in A/NZ

14 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Regional Health Care Group Pty Ltd

Regional Health Care Group (RHCG) will distribute Osprey Medical's DyeVert contrast minimisation devices across Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

2020 Nobel Prize winners announced

09 October, 2020

The 2020 Nobel Prizes recognise the discoveries of hepatits C, black holes and CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.

R&D critical to economic recovery in 2020–21 Budget

07 October, 2020 by Lauren Davis

Five months later than originally scheduled, and in the midst of a global pandemic, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg finally delivered the 2020–21 Budget.

Illumina to acquire cancer detection company GRAIL

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Illumina Australia Pty Ltd

Illumina has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GRAIL — a healthcare company whose mission is focused on multi-cancer early detection.

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