Research & development

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.

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.

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.

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

$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

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