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CQUniversity researchers collecting sea grass at Gladstone. Photo credit: Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre

Griffith researchers at Sea Jellies Illuminated research lab at Sea World. Photo credit: Griffith Coastal and Marine Research Centre

QUT research to understand coral attachment and reproduction for reef restoration. Photo credit: Collaborative coral by Brett Lewis QUT

UniSQ researcher examining a crop at the Tosari Crop Research Centre. Photo credit: Anna Singleton - University of Southern Queensland

Close up of the pore structure of a hydrogel membrane. Photo credit: Dr Katrin Kockler - Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

UniSC A/Prof Kathy Townsend researcher in marine conservation. Photo credit: University of the Sunshine Coast

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  • I Hass to have you – researchers unpick the perfect avocado

    What makes the perfect avocado? In a world-first, University of Queensland scientists have completed mapping the genome of the popular fruit, a resource that can drive future research and innovation

    29 Nov 2022

    BiotechnologyDigital economyFood & agriculture

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  • UQ researchers receive $2.4 million funding

    Three University of Queensland research teams have been awarded $2.4 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to support their innovative research programs.

    29 Nov 2022

    Advanced manufacturingEngineering

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  • Kangaroo gait research attracts $434k in ARC funding

    A study to understand more about how kangaroos move has attracted major funding to the University of the Sunshine Coast. The study, led by UniSC Dr Christofer Clemente, will receive $434,000 over three years under a prestigious Discovery Grant from the Australian Research Council.

    29 Nov 2022

    Advanced manufacturingEngineeringEnvironment & nature

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  • Why does night shift increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease? Here's what we know so far

    Shift work throws our circadian rhythm out of whack, which can impact the major systems in our bodies.

    29 Nov 2022

    Health & medicalSocial sciences

    University of Queensland The Conversation

  • Clamp2 provides vaccine hope for future pandemics

    The University of Queensland is set to take a second-generation molecular clamp vaccine to a proof-of-concept human trial. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI) has announced in Brisbane today that it will provide up to AU$8.5 million to support further development of the re-engineered technology for use in the…

    29 Nov 2022

    Advanced manufacturingBiotechnologyHealth & medical

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  • UQ research reveals accent discrimination in hiring

    People from minority groups who speak with ‘non-standard’ accents face discrimination in job interviews, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

    29 Nov 2022

    Social sciences

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  • Walking past the pain

    Walking past the pain - How UniSC researchers are working with patients to find a solution for a painful leg condition - peripheral artery disease (PAD). One of the great threats of PAD is losing a lower limb. PAD, caused by the build-up of fatty plaques, narrowing and blockages in…

    29 Nov 2022

    Health & medicalSocial sciences

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  • Using satellites for faster flood information

    Researchers at The University of Queensland have used satellites with radar imaging sensors to see through clouds and map flooding and says the technique could provide faster, more detailed information to keep communities safe.

    29 Nov 2022

    Digital economyEngineeringEnvironment & natureSocial sciences

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  • Soft plastics just a small part of bigger waste picture

    Australians concerned about the suspension of the popular REDcycle soft plastics recycling program should think ‘big picture’ and focus their green efforts elsewhere, according to the director of QUT’s Centre for a Waste-Free World.

    28 Nov 2022

    Environment & natureSocial sciences

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