Poor mental health, price of volatile economy

Higher interest rates will put Australians already experiencing housing stress under added pressure, resulting in a decline in their mental health and well-being, the authors of a new study warn.

Science teachers must be supported: Report

Governments and the higher education sector must join forces to boost the qualifications of high school science teachers in South Australia, according to the authors of a Flinders University study that has revealed many teachers are not qualified to teach the subjects for which they are responsible.

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.