Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - February, 2013
The CSIRO has announced the appointment of Paul Hardisty as the new Director of the Climate Change Adaptation National Research Flagship, and will commence the role in May based at Perth.
After three years of intensive planning and research, the CSIRO has and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) have opened the country’s first large-scale rainforest research plot.
The Federal Government has outlined a $1 billion plan it claims will secure economic growth for the future by boosting innovation, productivity and competitiveness.
The Federal Government has announced Professor Anne Edwards as the inaugural chair of the new National Centre of Excellence established to reduce domestic and family and sexual violence.
The Federal Government has announced it will contribute $47 million for the establishment of a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) from 1 July.
The Victorian Government has welcomed the official opening of stage one of the new Kraft Foods Asia Pacific Confectionary Centre of Excellence in Melbourne.
The last remaining enclave of Neanderthals may have died out 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new research conducted by the an international research team, with members from the Australian National University (ANU).
A team of CSIRO and Monash University researchers have created a ‘solar sponge’ which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the power of natural sunlight.
A new study conducted by the University of Sydney has shown that there a relatively few differences in problem solving, mathematics and science achievement between immigrant students and non-immigrant students.
New international research has found that the formation of the Antarctic ozone hole has caused significant changes to the way waters in the southern oceans mix, potentially impacting on future climate change.
New research conducted by Monash University promises to aid in the removal of toxins in dementia suffers, which could lead to a new treatment that reverses the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in the future.
New research emerging from the Garven Institute of Medical Research and the University of NSW has pinpointed the exact brain circuitry that prevents obese people from shedding the excess bodyweight.
A team of researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have, for the first time, visualized the molecular changes in a critical cell death protein that force cells in the body to die.
Research that could lead to a breakthrough in predicting mega-earthquakes has seen a Monash University researcher net this year’s Anton Hales medal for Earth Sciences.
The Australian National University (ANU) has received the largest educational philanthropic gift in the nation’s history after alumnus Graham Tuckwell pledged $50 million for the university.
The Federal Government has pledged a further $5 million in mental health research funding in a bid to support suicide prevention, substance abuse and ensure better mental health planning.