Research & development

A wee step forward

12 October, 2005

Physicists in Singapore have created the first paper battery that generates electricity from urine.


What is the Science Industry Action Agenda?

08 October, 2005 by Kristin Dewey | Supplied by: Science Industry Australia

The Australian science industry has grown in the last few years. While the progress being made by Australian industries is impressive, there are still many ways in which to improve efficiency and marketability on a global market


Banana and mosquito research

13 August, 2005

Two researchers from Queensland are contributing to a $436 million global plan to improve the health of millions of people in some of the world's poorest countries.


Marine research may benefit cancer patients

04 July, 2005

A team of international scientists – including Australians – has made a breakthrough in solving the problem that had put the development of marine-derived pharmaceuticals on hold for years.


Solvent recovery unit

20 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.novasys.com.au/

Ofru Recycling has introduced a solvent recovery system with the ASC-150 that meets the ATEX European safety standard and contains an integrated steam heating system, rather than the conventional thermal oil heating system.


Researchers get first peek at amyloid's spine

09 June, 2005

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in US have provided the first detailed look at the core structure of the abnormal protein filaments found in at least 20 devastating diseases, ranging from Alzheimer's to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human version of “mad cow†disease.


CSIRO robots team up with MIT

01 June, 2005

Australian robotics research has received some fresh input as a new partnership between the CSIRO and the MIT computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory in USA has been formed.


Dye to pinpoint diseases

23 May, 2005

University of Toronto researchers have designed a chemical screening tool that will light up when dangerous pathogens and diseases in air, water and bodily fluids are present.


Marine invader under monitoring

18 May, 2005

Scientists have developed a genetic tool to help environmental authorities monitor the spread and impact of Australia's most invasive marine species, the New Zealand screwshell.


Animal-friendly herbicide in development

13 May, 2005

Scientists at Monash University are researching an environmentally friendly alternative to herbicides that targets weeds but does not affect animals. This research could also lead to new treatments for the internationally alarming health issue of tuberculosis infection.


Mouse models

13 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.artisoptimus.com/

ArtisOptimus and Taconic Farms are jointly using their strengths in MEF production and patented mouse models to bring a collection of primary mouse embryonic fi-broblasts to the research com-munity, under the brand name OptiMEF.


Screening drugs of abuse by LC/MS

08 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Keysight Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

High throughput screening of drugs of abuse is performed at St Olav Hospital by LC/MS. Typically done by immunoassay, this overview describes the procedures for using this highly selective and quantitative LC/MS methodology


Non-viral vectors deliver genes

05 May, 2005

A gene therapy method that doesn't rely on potentially toxic viruses as vectors may be growing closer as the result of in vitro research results reported by University at Buffalo scientists in the current online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Research aids coughing

13 April, 2005

UTS Professor Ashley Craig is involved in a project in the NSW Premier's spinal chord injury (SCI) research program to develop an electrical stimulus to help quadriplegics cough.


Keeping frog disease under control

11 April, 2005

A workshop on new methods of detecting and controlling the spread of one of the world's most deadly frog diseases – chytridiomycosis – was recently held at CSIRO Livestock Industries' Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria.


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