Research & development

Web-based genomics computational resource facilitates research

06 February, 2007

Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center at the Computational Medicine Center have established a gene information resource designed to aid biomedical researchers in more effectively identifying small alterations in the human genome that are associated with individuals' susceptibility to disease.

Model language helps clinical researchers

25 January, 2007

Experts at Johns Hopkins University, Duke Universit and Wake Forest University have published new language designed to help clinical researchers better disclose their financial interests in research.

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

Research into procrastination shows surprising findings

11 January, 2007

A University of Calgary professor in the Haskayne School of Business has recently published his magnum opus on the subject of procrastination – and it''s only taken him 10 years.

Nutrition studies' conclusions tied to funding source

10 January, 2007

A systematic analysis of the medical literature shows that nutrition studies'' conclusions correlate with who funds them – much like the bias found for pharmaceutical studies, but with potentially greater public health implications.

Agreement for non-contact heart sensor

08 January, 2007

CSIRO has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Melbourne-based bio-technology medical device company, HD Medical Group Limited, for commercial application of its non-contact sensor technology.

First prion-free cows reported

08 January, 2007

Hematech and Kirin Brewery Company have announced the production of healthy prion protein-knockout cows.

Non-exclusive worldwide licence to use ddRNAi in research programs granted

08 January, 2007

Sigma-Aldrich, a life science and high technology company, has announced that it has granted Pfizer a worldwide non-exclusive research licence to use DNA-directed RNAi (ddRNAi) technology.

Extracting ‘bioactives’ from agricultural and food processing streams

20 December, 2006

Transforming products from agricultural and food processing streams into health-enhancing ingredients for use in a variety of foods and nutraceuticals is the aim of a $7 million Flagship Collaboration Fund Cluster involving CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship, Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

New technology makes clinical research more precise

15 December, 2006

The Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and AlgoNomics have joined forces to develop a technology that verifies whether certain proteins induce an immune response in humans.

Research offers hope for alcoholics

12 December, 2006

Scientists at Melbourne’s Howard Florey Institute have discovered a system in the brain that stops an alcoholic’s craving for alcohol, as well as preventing relapse once they have recovered from alcohol addiction.

Next stage for research facility at Curtin

11 December, 2006

Stage two of the John de Laeter Centre of Mass Spectrometry at Curtin University of Technology has been lauched by Fran Logan, Minister for Energy, Science and Innovation.

Sea snail key to future of pain relief

11 December, 2006

Research at The University of Queensland could revolutionise the treatment of pain relief with the help of a sea snail.

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

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