Research & development

Researcher fights insects with venom

07 March, 2007

An Australian researcher has returned from the US to continue working on environmentally-friendly insect control methods based on spider venom compounds.

Environmental disasters and the RQF

07 March, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

I have been wading through information about the Research Quality Framework (RQF). The RQF is "an Australian Government initiative to formulate a world's best practice framework for evaluating research quality and the impact of research

Australia awards cervical cancer vaccine developer

07 March, 2007

The University of Queensland (UQ) professor behind the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine received one of Australia’s most prestigious medical awards last night.

Research into clean electricity generation

02 March, 2007

Current research into a physical phenomenon discovered two centuries ago may hold the key to meeting future energy demands and reducing global warming.

Mice cloned from skin cells

15 February, 2007

Healthy and viable mice that survive until adulthood have been cloned from adult stem cells by scientists from Rockefeller University using cells called keratinocyte stem cells.

Keeping clean may not always be wise

07 February, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse

No-one in my house suffers from asthma, which is really rather lucky. However, I have long been concerned that all the research that establishes over-clean houses as a potential trigger for the disease actually shows up my limitations as a housekeeper

Human magnetic field exposure testing

07 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Hioki Model 3470 Magnetic Field HiTester is designed to measure human exposure to magnetic flux in electromagnetic fields in accordance with IEC standards (IEC62233; EN50366) and International Commission on Non-Ionising Protection Commission (ICNIRP) guidelines.

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.

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.

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.

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