Research & development > Analytical

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

Australian overturns 15 years of nano-science doctrine

08 April, 2003

Dr John Sader used established mechanical principles to prove that the popular V-shaped cantilever inadvertently degrades the performance of the instrument and delivers none of its intended benefits

Studying corrosion phenomena

08 April, 2002

Described as the biggest advance in microscopy since the electron microscope, the second-generation scanning Kelvin probe has been unveiled by Australian scientists

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