Research & development

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.


Found – the apple gene for red

08 December, 2006

CSIRO researchers have located the gene that controls the colour of apples – a discovery that may lead to bright new apple varieties.


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


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


Microbe DIY test kit

08 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Melaklean Cleaner Air Products

The Melaklean Cleaner Air Products microbial test DIY kit can be used on process water, drinking water, waste water or recycled water, and gives an answer in 24 hours.


$500 million boost for Australian science infrastructure

04 December, 2006

Australian science infrastructure will be upgraded by $500 million in Australian government funding announced by the Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop.


UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses

24 November, 2006

Waiting a day or more to get laboratory results back from the doctor’s office soon could become a thing of a past.


Neanderthal genome sequencing yields surprising results

22 November, 2006

Scientists with the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) have sequenced genomic DNA from fossilised Neanderthal bones with surprising results.


US$4.6m biotech product development initiative launched

21 November, 2006

Box Hill Institute biotechnology students will get international training opportunities with the signing of an agreement with US-based company PaleoTechnology International.


Australian Alzheimer's study launched

17 November, 2006

An Australian study to better understand the devastating and deadly Alzheimer's disease has been launched in Melbourne.


Can't do research without the scientists

13 November, 2006 by Janette Woodhouse

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


$12.5m partnership targets healthy grain

08 November, 2006

CSIRO, through the Food Futures Flagship, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have announced a partnership to accelerate the development of super-healthy wheat varieties.


Australian invention commercialised

28 September, 2006

A Royal North Shore Hospital discovery has been commercialised by US company Beckman Coulter, manufacturer of biomedical testing equipment, through its DSL subsidiary.


Fuels from bacteria

21 September, 2006

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.


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