Research & development

R&D Tax Incentive cap to hamper commercialisation, industry says

19 April, 2017

Australian biotech and medical associations have come together to urge the government to "not devastate" the Australian MTP (medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical) sector "by gutting the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive".

Tapping plant pharmacopeia for better drugs

18 April, 2017 by David Salisbury

Geneticists have come up with an effective way of using plant pharmacopeia to produce more effective drugs.

Producing oil in plant leaves

18 April, 2017 | Supplied by: CSIRO

Researchers have successfully produced oil in the leaves, stems and seeds of plants, in a significant breakthrough for the renewable oils industry.

Zika vaccine clinical trial launched

13 April, 2017

Themis Bioscience, an Austrian biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases, is testing a vaccine for the Zika virus.

Australia and China partner on fusion energy research

13 April, 2017

The Australian National University and the University of South China have agreed to work together on fusion energy research, with the prospect of Australia providing China with its first plasma stellarator device.

Wrong way, turn back: oddball asteroid 'playing chicken' with Jupiter

03 April, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is the only asteroid in the solar system known to have a clockwise, retrograde orbit around the Sun while at the same time sharing a planet's orbital space.

Empowering laboratories of the future: the urgent need for clinical context

31 March, 2017 by Martin Wilkinson* | Supplied by: InterSystems Corporation (Australia)

Laboratory professionals must have detailed clinical information to make decisions on the most effective testing for patients.

Plan(et) 9 from outer space

28 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is launching a search for a new planet in our solar system, and you're invited to help make this historic discovery.

Not-so-happy World Meteorological Day

23 March, 2017

This year's World Meteorological Day has a somewhat sombre tone, with the WMO revealing that numerous climate records were broken in 2016.

How climate helped shape the human nose

17 March, 2017

Have you ever wondered why the size and shape of the nose tends to vary between different human populations?

Driven to drink: how climate change is changing koala behaviour

13 March, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Researchers at the University of Sydney have made a remarkable and somewhat concerning discovery: Australia's koalas are getting thirsty, and it's likely a result of climate change.

Nutrient access affects trees' carbon storage abilities

10 March, 2017 by Lauren Davis

A groundbreaking study led by Western Sydney University has found that common Australian trees are unable to store as much carbon dioxide as previously thought.

$150 million for four lucky CRCs

08 March, 2017

Arthur Sinodinos has announced $151.5 million to be invested in four new Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) — the winners of the 18th CRC selection round.

World's oldest fossils uncovered

07 March, 2017

An international research team has discovered the remains of microorganisms at least 3.77 billion years old, making them the oldest fossils ever found.

Telescope captures the birth of a black hole

02 March, 2017

UWA's Zadko Telescope has captured the explosion that gave birth to a black hole 12 billion light years away, which took place before the Earth and Sun existed.

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