Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - April, 2012
A Monash University researcher who is designing the next generation of medical implants using nanotechnology has been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Award for the second time.
Professor Yuri Estrin will use the award to travel to the RWTH Aachan University in Germany to collaborate on improving the stability of the nanomaterials he is currently developing.
Professor Estrin received his first Humboldt Award in 1999, which he also used to do research at RWTH. Recipients of this highly competitive award must be nominated by an established academic in Germany.
The Victorian Government has announced a $1.86 million research initiative to help strike a balance between the needs of the state’s threatened species and those of the timber industry.
Researchers from the Institute and the University of Melbourne are hoping to shape the future of adolescent health, by bringing into focus the risks and issues associated with this vulnerable age group.
A new book produced by the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre has challenged existing approaches to diabetes and obesity treatments and presented a strategy with the potential to revolutionise the way our society approaches weight management.
A team of scientists from the CSIRO and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from California has documented changing patterns of salinity in the global oceans over the past 50 years in a paper published in the journal Science.
A group of leading Australian scientists have come together to further the development of lower-cost, flexible optoelectronic devices that promises to transform the country’s consumer electronics industry.
Locating and colonising new habitable worlds is a crucial next step for the continued existence of humankind according to research currently being undertaken by scientists from the Australian National University (ANU).
The precarious decline in children's participation in mathematics can only be reversed by tackling a complex mix of factors, including positive and negative attitudes of a student's parents, peers and teachers, new research has found.
Australia’s medical workforce has grown steadily in the 10 years to 2009 with the number of female working doctors increasing to make up more than one-third (36 per cent) of all working doctors.
Federal Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, officially opened the new $8.7 million Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Centre in New South Wales.
A team of researchers at the University of Sydney has completed research detailing how the brain reacts to the bombardment of visual and other sensory signals it constantly receives.
An international team, including members from the University of Sydney, has announced research that promises to reinvent modern computing through the development of ion-crystal technology.
An international research project led by Professor Sheryl Hemphill of Australian Catholic University (ACU) has found that the factors leading to incidents of cyber-bullying are different to those which result in traditional bullying.
Researchers and policy makers from East Asia and Australia have converged on the Indonesian city of Makassar for a three-day, Australian-led summit to discuss urban sustainability and adaptation to climate change in urban areas.
Monash University has announced new research that could possibly change the way health professionals treat Alzheimer’s disease, which affects over 35.6 million people worldwide.
The Federal Government has announced a $10 million funding grant for Australia’s four Learned Academies so they can undertake new research projects under the direction of the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation (PMSEIC) and Chief Scientist.