Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - March, 2013
A team of international scientists, including from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), have identified more than 60 regions of the human genome that can significantly increase a person’s risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.
The University of Melbourne has become the first Australian university to sign an agreement with a major partnership with one of Brazil’s leading research bodies, The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation.
A team of research scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the CSIRO have teamed up with Kimberley Traditional Owners to test a new molecular technique that has the potential to significantly speec up the discovery of enw species.
A team of international researchers, including from the University of Western Australia and the CSIRO, have developed a new technique that enables up to eight generations of wheat and nine generations of barley to grow per year.
Monash University has announced the appointment of international respected sociologist Professor Zlatko Skribis to lead the university’s research training agenda, which includes a revamped PhD program.
A new research initiative aimed at expanding the use of water recycling for irrigating South Australia’s horticultural industry has been launched by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence (AWRCE).
A shortage in crucial Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in the current and emerging workforce is holding back Australian employers in their ongoing question to be more innovative, productive and competitive, according to a new report released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have announced a new partnership that will see the two bodies share research and information on clean energy.
The Federal Government has announced that Australian science and industry organisations are being invited to submit their designs and engineering works for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
A research project that has examined sediment cores from several Victorian lakes has gained new insights into how the climate has changed over the past 2,000 years, revealing that the most severe impact on the water systems have occurred in the last four decades.
The CSIRO and Direct Nickel (DNi) have announced the successful development of an environmentally friendly processing method that uses and recycles nitric acid and could unlock 70 per cent of the world’s nickel supply.
The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Australian National University haveofficially confirmed what gold prospectors have long suspected; there is a connection between seismic activity and the presence of gold and other trace elements.
New research from the University of Cambridge has painted an alarming picture of how innocuous digital behaviour can be used to infer intimate details and personality traits with an alarming degree of accuracy.
A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales have succeeded in reproducing the genome of an extinct frog, reviving and reactivating it through the use of a sophisticated cloning technology to implant a ‘dead’ cells into an egg of another frog species.