- Stem cell encyclopedia and teaching stem cells to forget win $50,000 Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research
- $1 million in AMP grants; Fresh Science opens; and your baby’s genome and more in our latest bulletin
- We’re looking for great science for our 2015 Stories of Australian Science – find out how to submit your story and read some of our past publications
- Read about the world’s first 3D printed jet engine, made in Melbourne, and the Aussie hearing system you can set up yourself
- Book your place for media training
Teaching stem cells to forget the past – Ryan Lister, Perth
Stem cell encyclopedia leads to new discoveries – Christine Wells, Brisbane
Winners of the National Stem Cell Foundation’s Metcalf Prizes announced today
Wednesday 13 May 2015
Scientists available for photos and interviews in their labs.
Professor Ryan Lister of the University of Western Australia and Associate Professor Christine Wells of the University of Queensland have both received $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia in recognition of their leadership in stem cell research. Read the full article →
Inspiring South Australia
A 3D printed dinosaur head, a tent full of butterflies and a brain that lights up.
South Australia launched a state-wide $1 million program on Friday 17 April at the South Australian Museum – featuring the 3D printed head of a Plesiosaur, a light-up brain and a tent full of butterflies.
The Aussie hearing system you can set up yourself or for your gran: online and on your phone
From the bionic ear to the ‘audiologist in your pocket’ – high performance, low cost hearing for the four million of us who don’t want to admit our hearing loss
Images and background information below.
An Australian company has completed a trifecta of tools to help Australians take care of their own hearing without the stress and expense of audiology visits. It’s the product of decades of government-backed research. Read the full article →
- Media release and backgrounder (below)
- Photos (below)
- Video of coral trout on the reef (let us know if you require the original file)
- Full paper
Coral trout in protected ‘green zones’ are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished ‘blue zones’ of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able to cope with cyclone damage, according to a long-term study published today in Current Biology.
Coral trout biomass has more than doubled since the 1980s in the green zones with most of the growth occurring since the 2004 rezoning. These and other changes identified by the study show that the green zones are contributing to the health of the Great Barrier Reef and that similar approaches may be beneficial for coral reefs around the world. Read the full article →
Made in Melbourne and on display at the Avalon International Airshow
Opening new manufacturing opportunities for Australia in aerospace, medicine and light industry
Media call 11 am Thursday 26 February at the Victorian Government Stand, Hall 2, Avalon International Airshow. HD overlay of the printers at work also available.
Monash University researchers along with collaborators from CSIRO and Deakin University have printed a jet engine. In fact Monash and their spin-out company Amaero, have printed two engines. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the second is displayed in Toulouse at the French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran).