Research & development > Analytical

Pesticide analysis

04 April, 2007

The Zebron MultiResidue columns represent a solution for all classes of pesticides analysis. The columns were developed using two new stationary phases and each phase has been optimised to resolve a different set of analytes. However, both are good for a wide variety of pesticides.

Australia paves the way in international test reliability

12 March, 2007

Sixty years ago this month, Australia developed a system of ensuring laboratory competence that has been adopted by more than 70 countries and led to the formation of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

A new class of polymers

12 January, 2007 by Tracey Bryant

For years, polymer chemistry textbooks have stated that 1,2-disubstituted ethylenes could not be transformed into polymers. However, University of Delaware (UD) polymer chemists were determined to prove the textbooks wrong

Food science goes nuclear

08 December, 2006 by Dr Elliot Paul Gilbert*

Food science is going nuclear and The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), is currently commissioning a new world-class research reactor and neutron beam instruments

Sound chemistry

08 December, 2006

For most of us, sound chemistry or sonochemistry is about the use of ultrasound in chemistry. The science has been around for about 80 years and now mainly focuses on the effect of ultrasound on reactions

Carbon dating early Buddhist texts

24 July, 2006

ANSTO carbon dating tests of rare manuscripts dubbed the 'Dead Sea Scrolls of Buddhism' have confirmed the priceless texts are from the first and fifth centuries AD and could be the missing link in Buddhist history.

Investigating the molecular structure of foods

05 July, 2006

Under an agreement signed between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and CSIRO, scientists will seek to determine the molecular structure of the foods we eat.

Laser to break specific molecular bonds

19 May, 2006

A team of researchers has achieved a long-sought scientific goal: using laser light to break specific molecular bonds.

First man-made fractal molecule

12 May, 2006

All objects in nature are made of irregular molecules called fractals and scientists now have created and captured an image of the largest man-made fractal molecule at the nanoscale.

Improvement in poultry quality

26 April, 2006

A test has been developed that can assess the robustness of the immune system in poultry by the Eureka E! 2692 molecular tests project.

Help for forensics with full-colour fingerprints

16 March, 2006

In the future, forensic investigators may take full-colour fingerprints using new technology developed by a University of Toronto-led team of international researchers.

Scientific advances boost anti-doping campaign

08 February, 2006 by Peter Brownlee

The unprecedented anti-doping campaign for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne is aimed at making these Games the cleanest ever with thousands of tests being carried out on athletes in Australia and overseas

Gene patent study misleading

06 January, 2006

A report in Science journal relating to gene patenting claimed: "Nearly a fifth of all human genes have been patented, a study has found, leading to fears that research into diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes and obesity could be stifled."

Method to detect potential bioterrorism agent

08 November, 2005

A new combination of analytical chemistry and mathematical data analysis techniques allows the rapid identification of the species, strain and infectious phase of the potential biological terrorism agent Coxiella burnetii. The bacterium causes the human disease Q fever, which can cause serious illness and even death.

Clandestine laboratories

08 August, 2004

Clandestine drug laboratories present hazards and dangers to the community in all areas across Australia, including urban and rural centres

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