CSIRO researchers have located the gene that controls the colour of apples â€“ a discovery that may lead to bright new apple varieties.
Australian science infrastructure will be upgraded by $500 million in Australian government funding announced by the Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop.
Waiting a day or more to get laboratory results back from the doctorâ€™s office soon could become a thing of a past.
Scientists with the US Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) have sequenced genomic DNA from fossilised Neanderthal bones with surprising results.
Box Hill Institute biotechnology students will get international training opportunities with the signing of an agreement with US-based company PaleoTechnology International.
An Australian study to better understand the devastating and deadly Alzheimer's disease has been launched in Melbourne.
The Science Engineering and Technology Skills Audit, which was released in July 2006, forecasts that Australia's supply in key science, education and technology areas will not be sufficient to meet future demand
CSIRO, through the Food Futures Flagship, Limagrain CÃ©rÃ©ales IngrÃ©dients and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have announced a partnership to accelerate the development of super-healthy wheat varieties.
A Royal North Shore Hospital discovery has been commercialised by US company Beckman Coulter, manufacturer of biomedical testing equipment, through its DSL subsidiary.
A breakthrough in the production of biofuels has been developed by scientists in Germany. Research published in the September 2006 issue of Microbiology, described how specially engineered bacteria could be used to make fuel completely from food crops.
A team of CSIRO scientists has determined the molecular structure of the insulin receptor, the protein on the surface of cells that mediates the effects of insulin.
Volatile organic solvents are the normal media for the industrial synthesis of organic products. The Montreal protocol has resulted in a compelling need to re-evaluate many chemical processes that have proved otherwise satisfactory for many years
The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) has published a report reviewing the potential occupational health and safety implications of nanotechnology and nanoparticles.
The ability of scientists to improve health and disease management of cattle and enhance the nutritional value of beef and dairy products has received a major boost with the release of the most complete sequence of the cow genome ever assembled.