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The eyes have it: Elizabeth Rakoczy wins Florey Medal for wet AMD gene therapy

08 December, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy has been awarded the 2017 CSL Florey Medal for the creation of a new gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) — the most common cause of blindness in the developed world.

NHMRC announces $640m in funding, plus a boost to female researchers

07 December, 2017

The National Health and Medical Research Council appears to be getting into the Christmas spirit early, announcing $640m to support Australia's health and medical researchers as well as an initiative to reduce the difference in funded rates between male and female lead investigators.

GSK and Novartis taken to court over 'misleading' pain relief products

07 December, 2017

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare Australia and Novartis Consumer Health Australasia, alleging they made false or misleading representations in the marketing of Voltaren Osteo Gel and Emulgel pain relief products.

More than half of post-surgery antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate

04 December, 2017

More than half (60%) of antibiotics given to patients after surgery to prevent infections are prescribed inappropriately, usually because they are not required at all — a situation that may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistance.

Marine scientist Emma Johnston elected president of STA

30 November, 2017

Marine scientist and broadcaster Professor Emma Johnston has been elected president of Science & Technology Australia (STA).

Australian innovation celebrated in 2017 CSIRO Awards

29 November, 2017

The 2017 CSIRO Awards showcased the achievements of the national science agency's people and partners and the difference their research makes to industry, society and the planet.

MEP Instruments rebrands as Metrohm Australia, Metrohm New Zealand

27 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Metrohm Australia Pty Ltd

MEP Instruments will change its name to Metrohm Australia and Metrohm New Zealand, effective 1 January 2018.

ANSTO awards Australia's standout nuclear scientists

24 November, 2017 | Supplied by: ANSTO

The ANSTO Awards in Nuclear Science and Technology 2017 have been announced, celebrating a number of researchers for their work advancing nuclear science in Australia.

Winners of the 2017 Metcalf Prizes announced

20 November, 2017

Stem cell researchers Mark Dawn and Jessica Mar have both received $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.

Izon Science appoints PsS as Australian distributor

20 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

Particle & Surface Sciences (PsS) has been appointed distributor for Izon Science products across Australia.

Academy awards recognise bright stars of Australian science

17 November, 2017

Scientists working on the threat posed by the melting ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, solving the mysteries of the universe and interpreting how disruptions of brain connectivity can lead to mental illness are some of the winners of the 2018 honorific awards from the Australian Academy of Science.

Lose the jargon, win the war — the fight against superbugs

15 November, 2017

University of Birmingham researchers have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist antibiotics, just days after one of their number voiced her concern surrounding the EU and UK's action plans to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.

Fresh Science 2017 is coming to a pub near you

13 November, 2017

Fresh Science — an Australia-wide competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery — is now underway for 2017.

Scientists and inventors among NSW Australian of the Year finalists

10 November, 2017

The nominees for the 2018 NSW Australian of the Year Awards have been announced, with several scientists and inventors reaching the finals of both the Australian and Young Australian of the Year categories.

MTPConnect and MTAA sign MoU

08 November, 2017

MTPConnect and the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly boost the Australian medtech industry.

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