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Australia and China commit to joint science fund

28 April, 2011 by Staff Writers

The Australian and Chinese governments will commit $9 million each to a new Australia-China Science and Research Fund from 2011-12.

Australia gets a new Chief Scientist

19 April, 2011 by Tim Dean

Former vice-chancellor of the Australian National University, Professor Ian Chubb AC, has been appointed Chief Scientist.

Slideshow: Rally for Research attracts big crowds

13 April, 2011 by Tim Dean

Scientists and the general public gather at the Rally for Research in Melbourne to show support for health and medical research and to protest proposed cuts to the NHMRC budget.

Sigma Pharmaceuticals jumps 10% on positive results

28 March, 2011 by IDG Online Staff

Sigma Pharmaceuticals (ASX:SIP) end of year numbers were well received by the market today with shares rising 4.5c to close at 46c, on markedly improved results compared to prior year.

Australian government to overhaul clinical trials

03 March, 2011 by Tim Dean

The federal government will overhaul the clinical trials process in Australia after accepting recommendations of the long awaited Clinical Trials Action Group report.

Shock at Chief Scientist's surprise resignation

18 February, 2011 by Tim Dean

Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Penny Sackett, has stunned the scientific community with her sudden resignation today.

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science nominations open

18 February, 2011 by Staff Writers

Nominations are now open for the prestigious Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.

Managing acquisition - how to get it right

17 February, 2011 by Matthew Sainsbury

Acquisitions are commonplace in the IT industry. ARN investigates what makes the difference between a successful acquisition or merger, and where things can (and do) go wrong.

bioMD makes a bid for Andrew Forest's Allied Medical and Coridon

15 February, 2011 by Staff Writers

bioMD is looking to acquire Allied Medical, which also owns Coridon, led by Ian Frazer, to produce a new diversified healthcare company.

Feature: To be a lab manager

11 February, 2011 by David Binning

Keeping a life science lab running smoothly and safely has become an increasingly complex and demanding task.

Danaher to acquire Beckman Coulter for US$6.8 billion

09 February, 2011 by Staff Writers

US technology company, Danaher, is to acquire Beckman Coulter in a deal worth US$6.8 billion.

Feature: Free radical

02 February, 2011 by Fiona Wylie

Dr Uta Wille bridges the gap between chemistry and biology and is bringing her unique insight to bear on the role played by free radicals in damaging DNA.

Report card highlights Australia's research strengths and weaknesses

31 January, 2011 by Tim Dean

The Excellence in Research for Australia 2010 report shows that Australian researchers produce world class output in immunology, quantum physics and history, but fall behind in other areas.

Government report reveals best universities in life science research

31 January, 2011 by Tim Dean

Eight out of the 34 universities surveyed in the Excellence in Research Australia report produce life science research that is well above the world standard.

AAS to hold Frank Fenner tribute public symposium

28 January, 2011 by Staff Writers

The Australian Academy of Science will hold a public lecture series that will serve as a tribute to the life and achievements of the late Frank Fenner.

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