Alzheimer’s Disease drug discovery gives hope

Australian and Chinese scientists join forces on new Alzheimer’s drug based on stroke treatment.

First tech-commercialisation skills study funded

The first study to identify the skills and qualities required to successfully put research to use via commercialisation was awarded $98k grant funding today.

IP fund boosts commercialisation

A program to fund the protection of intellectual property at universities has almost doubled the filing of provisional patents in the past three years, says Sarah Keenihan.

JCU develops new standard for life jackets

James Cook University researchers are developing standards for new low buoyancy lifejackets to be used by Australian surf lifesavers. 

Science’s $145 billion value

A report released today has found that advanced physical and mathematical sciences make a direct contribution to the Australian economy of around $145 billion a year, ~11% of GDP.

Rabbits’ viral expansion

The Invasive Animals CRC is seeking improved methods of biological control to effectively manage rabbit populations.

Smart sole support for diabetic feet

Research by the Wound Management Innovation CRC may lead to a reduction of crippling foot injuries for people living with diabetes.

Polymer cells deliver on energy

Advances in the design and manufacture of polymer solar cells based on light harvesting dyes promise a solar power revolution.

Targeting kids’ cancer, gene by gene

Cancer researchers in Australia are using a revolutionary ‘personalised medicine’ approach to identify effective individualised treatment options for children.

iSee: Education’s future

Australian developers have begun to commercialise affordable new software that could revolutionise online education – as well as our interactions on the internet.

Antarctic robots trawl for climate data

Surveys by an unmanned submarine support suggestions that Antarctic sea ice is thicker than previously thought, according to research published in Nature Geoscience.