Research & development

Australian Antarctic Science Council to be established

21 June, 2018

The federal government is creating an Australian Antarctic Science Council to revitalise science research, as well as boost Hobart's position as an Antarctic science hub.


Gene transfer rules written in DNA

20 June, 2018

Bacteria's ability to transfer genes, like those associated with antibiotic resistance, is governed by a previously unknown set of rules that are written in the DNA of the recipient.


CSIRO announces Earth observation centre

15 June, 2018

The centre will help Australian researchers maximise the benefits of observing Earth from space and further develop Australia's space sector.


Structure of protein pair could guide drug development

08 June, 2018

Researchers have visualised how the protein SOCS1 'switches off' cell signalling to dampen immune responses and block cancer growth.


The hidden costs of NGS

04 June, 2018 by Dr Enrique Neumann* | Supplied by: Tecan Australia

The $100 genome era is said to be upon us. But is it really?


Nanoscale biophotonics coming to Griffith Uni

01 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Griffith University

Griffith University, the latest collaborating partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), will host a CNBP research node at its Gold Coast campus.


Real-life flux capacitor inspired by Back to the Future

30 May, 2018

A real-life version of Back to the Future's flux capacitor will have important applications in communication technology and quantum computing.


Rapid, non-invasive Zika detection tool

29 May, 2018

Researchers from Australia, Brazil and the US have developed a fast and effective tool to detect Zika virus.


Chasing the DNA of the Loch Ness Monster

25 May, 2018

The story of the Loch Ness monster is one of the world's greatest mysteries.


Partnership to advance composites science

24 May, 2018

Deakin University and Vestas have teamed up to improve the compressive strength of carbon fibre composite materials for wind turbines.


Limiting global warming could preserve biodiversity

21 May, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Researchers are pushing for global warming to be limited to 1.5°C, claiming that such a limit could protect hundreds of thousands of insects, plants and animals.


New lab to advance augmented reality research

15 May, 2018

CSIRO's Data61 has opened a new facility purpose-built for applied research into novel augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D web technologies.


UniSA's $247m Cancer Research Institute opens

11 May, 2018

The University of South Australia's (UniSA) $247 million Cancer Research Institute has opened.


Plants show unexpected response to elevated CO2

01 May, 2018

Plants are responding in unexpected ways to increased carbon dioxide in the air, reversing previously well-established patterns.


Pharmacy industry working towards better recycling practices

27 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Representatives from 11 manufacturers in the pharmacy industry met this month to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to further closing the loop on recycling.


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