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Australia’s investment in science is going backwards and will drive the nation’s best and brightest towards better opportunities offshore, the Australian Academy of Science has warned.

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You can't create a one-size-fits-all formula for research impact. Best instead to provide environments in which creativity and innovation can flourish, writes Les Field.

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Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, has launched the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at UNSW - the first research centre of its kind in the nation.

UNSW is the state's top ranked university, performing above world standard, according to the Excellence in Research for Australia report.

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Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Les Field, has been awarded the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's most prestigious prize for his outstanding research and national leadership.

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Rising research star, Associate Professor Nagarajan Valanoor, has been recognised for work which "puts Australia on the world map" in advanced materials development.

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The Essential Science Indicators ranking has placed UNSW in the top 50 universities in the world in the areas of social science and psychiatry/psychology.

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Find out why life on earth may be older then we thought in the July-August issue.

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Aboriginal people and communities will benefit from a new partnership ensuring they have access to the latest research findings on sexually transmitted infections.

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Three UNSW academics have been named 2008 Australian Research Council Federation Fellows by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr.

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