The UK’s Chief Scientist, Sir John Beddington, will visit Australia later this month to share his insights on scientific policy in the UK.

The Times World University Rankings 2012-13 has been published, with the USA’s California Institute of Technology taking out the world’s number one spot, with a 95.5 ranking.

The new Australian Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Genomics Facility has opened in Adelaide, which will conduct research into faulty genes and developing individually-tailored treatments.

A team of researchers from the CSIRO have discovered how mosquitoes develop vital immunity, which could lead to the development of future vaccines, and other control measures, for mosquito born diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile.

Research released by the University of Sydney suggests a prominent connection between childhood obesity and children having a television in their bedroom.

The Federal Government’s $50 million project aimed at significantly improving practices for storing research data has revealed the location of its next two nodes – Perth and Townsville.

A team of researchers from the CSL and the University of Melbourne has discovered a potential breakthrough for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in a drug that has been shown to prevent the development of the disease reverse its progression in animal testing.

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