December, 2015

How Innovation Isn’t Limited to Just High-Tech Industries

December 21st, 2015

From the cochlear implant and the first ultrasound scanner to wi-fi and penicillin, Australia has indeed developed highly innovative products in the high-tech and medical sectors. However, while these industries are traditionally associated with the mere mention of ‘innovation’, they do not encompass our whole economy. In Australia particularly, high-tech manufacturing contributes to less than 1 per cent of Australia’s total output. Hence, Turnbull’s mission to improve Australia’s reputation as an innovative country will entail a broader emphasis on innovation by business […]

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World-First Parkinson’s Research: Is Australia Already Embracing Risk?

December 17th, 2015

Although being brought to public attention in modern times by celebrities such as Michael J.Fox and Muhammad Ali, knowledge around Parkinson’s disease still remain relatively unknown. One in every 200 individuals will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and the reason why the disease develops, or a cure, remains unidentified. In fact, it is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and affects over seven million people worldwide. In light of trying to find a suitable cure, Australia has been chosen to […]

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New Research Reveals ‘Star Wars’ Soundtrack Helps Doctors Detect Bowel Cancer…

December 16th, 2015

The mere mention of Star Wars generally conjures remnants of John Williams’ infamous score. Even if you’re not among the film’s dedicated disciples, the iconic music is renowned worldwide. Indeed, seldom do film soundtracks leave such an ineffaceable mark on the world. Now, is that same soundtrack assisting doctors in detecting cancer? New research, written in a somewhat whimsical style and littered with references to the intergalactic saga, has found that the Star Wars score could influence doctors performance. The study, […]

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Is an Israel Landing Pad Enough?

December 15th, 2015

Israel, the country itself has been described as a perpetual start-up, while also being positioned as a critical research and development centre for the world’s leading technology companies. From Internet and mobile phone applications to medical devices and biotech, Israel’s industry has indeed invested heavily in new technology. Thus, what effect could a partnership with Israel have on Australia? There has been no short of news articles describing that Australia has purchased a one-way-ticket to the land of innovation, with […]

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