Australia has secured two more COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Under new deals, Novavax will supply 40 million vaccine doses for Australia, while Pfizer and BioNTech will supply 10 million. This brings the number of vaccine candidates Australia will have access to up to four. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more […]
The University of Queensland (UQ) began human trials of its coronavirus vaccine on Monday. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) tapped the university to develop the vaccine back in January. Up to 120 people were required for the trial but 4000 people expressed their willingness to take part. Visit […]
Jamie Ford’s journey is nothing short of remarkable. As a former US scientist who began assisting with autopsies at the age of 18, Ford has had roughly three different careers in the time it takes most people to have one. However, her ability to pivot was driven by trying to […]
Scientists at the CSIRO have began testing two potential coronavirus vaccines. We created a list of Australian universities that are also creating vaccines and tests to address the coronavirus pandemic. These include Monash University, the University of Queensland, Flinders University and the University of Sydney. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage […]
Shares in Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited jumped after the biotech announced a research collaboration with the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience to develop a skin infection treatment based on medical cannabis. A short time ago, the shares were up 5% to $0.105. Coupled with an AusIndustry Innovation Connection Grant […]
Biologists discovered a new species of bandy-bandy snake at Weipa on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula. However, the new venomous snake may already be in danger of extinction due to nearby mining. The researchers from the University of Queensland say venoms are rich sources of compounds that […]
The latest research shows we should be wary of assuming that our followers are thoughtful and caring. We tend to think those from the same political party can be influenced by persuasion. But those on the opposite side of political need to be coerced to shift their views. In a […]
Universities of Melbourne, New South Wales, Sydney and Queensland have teamed up with the CSIRO to establish a new “follow on” fund of $20 million. The five parties form Uniseed, a venture capital organisation that had already started a $50 million “commercialisation” fund last year. The latest $20 million pot […]
Scientists from the University of Queensland are part of an international group that successfully launched an experimental rocket which hit speeds of Mach 7.5 (9,200 km/h). The rocket, named HiFire 5B, which was launched from the Woomera Test Range in South Australia, managed to reach a height of 278km. HiFiRE […]
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