Archive: 25/09/2009

UK Research Funding to Reward Economic Benefits

( -- The UK government is developing a new scheme, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), to assess university research proposals and allocate public funds for research. The scheme is being developed in collaboration ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Other weblog
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Code breakthrough delivers safer computing

( -- Computer researchers at UNSW and NICTA have achieved a breakthrough in software which will deliver significant increases in security and reliability and has the potential to be a major commercialisation success.

dateSep 25, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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School nurse shortage hampers swine flu response

(AP) -- As schools grapple with a resurgence of swine flu, many districts have few or no nurses to prevent or respond to outbreaks, leaving students more vulnerable to a virus that spreads easily in classrooms and takes ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Other
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C. difficile hypervirulence genes identified

Five genetic regions have been identified that are unique to the most virulent strain of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), the hospital superbug. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Biotechnology
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