An eye for the genetic causes of disease

Ground-breaking research in teasing out which genes are contributing to complex eye diseases has won Dr Kathryn Burdon a Young Tall Poppy Award for Science at the recent South Australian awards.

Research grant boosts environment gains

The potential to simultaneously produce environmentally friendly renewable fuels and high value products has been boosted by a $2.724 million Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism research grant to the Algal Fuels Consortium announced by the Federal Minister Hon. Martin Ferguson.

Improving global health no accident

Flinders University is playing a critical role in a review of a global study that aims to present the most reliable and credible estimates ever available of who dies, where and how.

China casts doubt on friendship

The Rudd Government’s claim that Australia is a ‘friend’ of China has been punctured by the apparent unwillingness of Chinese authorities to grant Australian officials regular consular access to the detained Australian citizen Stern Hu.

Teaching motive an award-winning approach

Dr Derek Dalton’s novel approach to teaching his Crime, Law and Trauma topic has earned him a prestigious Citation for Contributions to Outstanding Student Learning from the Federal Government’s Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

Play leaves questions hanging

Society’s need for righting a wrong, real or perceived, is as strong today as it was when a small town in America’s south hanged an elephant for ‘murder’ in 1916, according to playwright Caleb Lewis.

Publishing deal a fantasy come true

A lifelong love of fantasy and scribbling has morphed into a promised writing career for Dr Benjamin Chandler, who has just landed a two-book contract with publisher Random House Australia.