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August 15, 2013
Selecting lab pure water made easy

Selecting lab pure water made easy

Small benchtop water supply? Large central RO? or something in between..   Laboratories need a dependable and... [read more]

March 13, 2013
New animal research centre for Adelaide's Roseworthy campus

New animal research centre for Adelaide's Roseworthy campus

A New animal research centre will be built at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy campus and six world-class animal and crop... [read more]

March 13, 2013
Seaweed may be used as home insulation

Seaweed may be used as home insulation

German researchers have found that this raw material has the potential to keep buildings well insulated Buildings... [read more]

October 11, 2012
Labware and equipment on sale

Labware and equipment on sale

Aktivlab has just released a clearance sale to make room for new stock, includes microscopes, balances, Biosafety cabinets and much more..... [read more]

September 27, 2012
Science delivers self driving car - California

Science delivers self driving car - California

Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation that will pave the way for driverless cars... [read more]

September 11, 2012
Moons atmosphere contains Helium

Moons atmosphere contains Helium

Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) spectrometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter... [read more]

August 30, 2012
Antibiotics in Sausage meat can weaken good bacteria

Antibiotics in Sausage meat can weaken good bacteria

Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage... [read more]

July 27, 2012
Peripheral Vision Linked Directly to Emotions

Peripheral Vision Linked Directly to Emotions

Neuroscientists have discovered an area of the brain that is uniquely specialized for peripheral vision and could be targeted in future treatments... [read more]

June 21, 2012
Bacteria can kill bacteria

Bacteria can kill bacteria

Scientists at The Univ. of Nottingham have... [read more]

April 24, 2012
Kidney stones not just a human ailment

Kidney stones not just a human ailment

Recent research shows that when exposed to certain dietary foods, fruit flies rapidly and reliably get kidney stones. Researchers from the... [read more]

February 13, 2012
Lab equipment special orders

Lab equipment special orders

Hard to find lab equipment can be a nightmare for lab managers and technicians - we all know the drill - saw it somewhere, owned one a long... [read more]

February 1, 2012
Bird Flue research pause

Bird Flue research pause

Scientists have agreed to a two-month moratorium on studies that make the avian influenza virus H5N1 more transmissible between mammals  -... [read more]

January 18, 2012
Aktiv1 for everyday lab value

Aktiv1 for everyday lab value

Every lab manager is looking for value - that is nothing new. What is new is the Aktiv1 range of consumables (equipment coming soon) on this... [read more]

January 17, 2012
Silver Ink for electronics

Silver Ink for electronics

Materials scientists at the University of Illinois have developed a new reactive silver ink for printing high-performance electronics on... [read more]

December 12, 2011
Time for reality with Biofuels

Time for reality with Biofuels

The promise of biofuels from algae is undoubtedly compelling: replacing carbon dioxide-belching fossil fuels with a clean and (literally) green... [read more]

December 8, 2011
What keeps a fly flying?

What keeps a fly flying?

The key to keeping a fly flying, and its distinctive buzzing sound, is a gene called Spalt, which German researchers say is essential for... [read more]

November 22, 2011
Reflective material after 1 minute in sunlight

Reflective material after 1 minute in sunlight

Materials that emit visible light after being exposed to sunlight are commonplace enough, and can be found in everything from emergency signage to... [read more]

November 17, 2011
TV Plasmas Create Antimicrobial Water

TV Plasmas Create Antimicrobial Water

Scientists at the University of California have shown that ionized plasmas like those in neon lights and plasma TVs not only can sterilize water,... [read more]

November 12, 2011
New test finds drugs in fingerprint

New test finds drugs in fingerprint

 The world's first prototype of a handheld fingerprint drug testing device has been created by an   [read more]

November 3, 2011
Pygmy bluetongue lizard rediscovered in Mid-North South Australia

Pygmy bluetongue lizard rediscovered in Mid-North South Australia

ENDANGERED lizards that live in spider holes have a new hope of avoiding extinction thanks to Flinders University... [read more]

October 31, 2011
Researchers use Green heart tricks

Researchers use Green heart tricks

The trick with stem cells is plucking out the right differentiated cells from the culture. Now a team of researchers from Monash University have... [read more]

October 14, 2011
Freight savings for labs

Freight savings for labs

Labs ordering online from Aktivlab during the second half of October will be rewarded with free delivery on all orders over $300 - thats... [read more]

October 5, 2011
Proteomics - the dark side

Proteomics - the dark side

University of WA leads in research of 'Dark respiration'  the night time version of photosynthesis. The sun sets over a... [read more]

September 29, 2011
New Lab for testing NBN

New Lab for testing NBN

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced the launch of the Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory (ABAL) a facility where... [read more]

September 10, 2011
Rice provides Iron breakthrough

Rice provides Iron breakthrough

ADELAIDE scientists have fortified rice so it can meet daily iron needs in a breakthrough that could create a super food for the world's... [read more]

September 8, 2011
SA sardine industry is sustainable

SA sardine industry is sustainable

A SEVEN-YEAR, $2.5 million scientific study says the state's massive sardine industry is sustainable. Scientists at... [read more]

August 29, 2011
Gator fuel

Gator fuel

 While it's unlikely to become as chichi as gator skin purses or shoes, fuel made from alligator fat could one day fill the gas tanks of... [read more]

August 19, 2011
The benefits of dark beer

The benefits of dark beer

 A team from the University of Valladoid in Spain analysed 40 types of beer from five continents - 17 Spanish beer brands and 23 from other... [read more]

August 9, 2011
Unsung hero works on Parkinsons

Unsung hero works on Parkinsons

DR TIM Chataway was ahead of his time when he started working on the role of proteins in disease. Over 10 years he secured... [read more]

August 8, 2011
National Science week event in SA

National Science week event in SA

The Science Alive expo  was held at the Wayville Showgrounds, Adelaide last weekend to launch National Science Week. The expo included... [read more]

July 22, 2011
Sydney teams up with UK on Malaria

Sydney teams up with UK on Malaria

Malaria is a killer. Around 800,000 people each year succumb to the parasitic infection. Yet for some, malaria is a significantly milder illness.... [read more]

June 23, 2011
Medical science tops the list for students

Medical science tops the list for students

MEDICAL science is the top career interest among South Australians starting out, a new poll shows. Organisers of... [read more]

June 9, 2011
Super resolution microscopy pinpoints T cell trigger

Super resolution microscopy pinpoints T cell trigger

 Researchers at the University of New South Wales have identified the molecular switch that kicks T cells into action using super-resolution... [read more]

June 9, 2011
Miracles in molecules

Miracles in molecules

Professor Peter Leedmans team at the Western Australian Medical Research Institute (WAIMR) has discovered a microRNA molecule with remarkable... [read more]

June 2, 2011
Meet the team..

Meet the team..

 At aktivlab we believe in sharing... which includes giving the back room boys their five minutes of fame. ... [read more]

June 1, 2011
Trade in your used lab equipment

Trade in your used lab equipment

Due to popular demand Aktivlab has launched a trade in program known as 'trade and upgrade' for used lab equipment, offering to... [read more]

May 25, 2011
Cambridge UK invests in peptide manufacture

Cambridge UK invests in peptide manufacture

Cambridge Research Biochemicals, a research peptide and antibody manufacturer, is home to the first Overture Robotic Peptide Library... [read more]

May 25, 2011
Stem cells, made to order

Stem cells, made to order

Paul Verma runs one of the most advanced stem cell labs in Australia and is exploring the vast potential of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS... [read more]

May 19, 2011
Health and medical research weathers budget

Health and medical research weathers budget

 Health and medical research has dodged a budget bullet with funding to the National Health and Medical Research Council increasing to $850... [read more]

May 10, 2011
Putting cancer to the test

Putting cancer to the test

Dr Mark Shackleton has been testing three leading models of melanoma formation and propagation, on the hunt for better diagnostics and treatments... [read more]

May 6, 2011
90 minute Fire rated cabinets now available in Australia

90 minute Fire rated cabinets now available in Australia

Chemical users in Australian Labs and industry now have a whole new choice when it comes to safe storage of class 3 flammable liquids ... [read more]

May 4, 2011
Outflanking Prostrate cancer

Outflanking Prostrate cancer

 Improving outcomes for sufferers of prostate cancer has driven the career of Dr Lisa Butler, taking her from a PhD at the University of... [read more]

May 2, 2011
New lung cancer drug on trial in UK

New lung cancer drug on trial in UK

  An international trial of a novel drug to treat lung cancer patients who have stopped responding to initial chemotherapy treatment is... [read more]

April 29, 2011
Australia and China commit to joint science fund

Australia and China commit to joint science fund

 On the back of the Prime Minister Julia Gillard's visit to China, the two countries have made a commitment to strengthen science tied through... [read more]

April 29, 2011
Australia gets new Chief Scientist

Australia gets new Chief Scientist

 Australia's next Chief Scientist will be Professor Ian Chubb, AC, who replaces  [read more]

April 28, 2011
Orchid aids pollination with roadkill

Orchid aids pollination with roadkill

  Roadkill or orchid ? they both smell the same to flesh flies and a South African orchid which mimics the smell of rotting flesh used... [read more]

April 28, 2011
The eyes have it

The eyes have it

 Over the past three decades, eye movements have increasingly been applied as an experimental tool in behavioural and cognitive... [read more]

April 20, 2011
Australian honey proves to be a powerful anti-bacterial treatment

Australian honey proves to be a powerful anti-bacterial treatment

Honey sourced from an Australian native myrtle tree has been found to have the most powerful anti-bacterial properties of any honey in the world... [read more]

April 18, 2011
Launch of Aktivlab online catalogue!

Launch of Aktivlab online catalogue!

For new and existing clients we are pleased to offer a big welcome to the new Aktivlab site, complete with full online catalogue browsing and... [read more]


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