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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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  • Monitoring program highlights importance of reef preservation

    A monitoring program to help inform decisions about sustainable use and long-term conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is currently underway. Co-designed by the CSIRO, CQUniversity and James Cook University with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) - SEABORNE (Sustainable usE And Benefits fOR mariNE) is a…

    6 Jun 2023

    Digital economyEnvironment & natureTropical

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  • Over 800 million set to live with back pain by 2050

    Lower back pain will affect more than 800 million people worldwide by 2050, a new study co-authored by a CQUniversity academic has warned. Analysis of over 30 years of Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data has shown the number of cases of low back pain is growing, with modelling suggesting…

    6 Jun 2023

    Digital economyHealth & medical

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  • Research reveals ants inflict pain with neurotoxins

    University of Queensland researchers have shown for the first time that some of the world's most painful ant stings target nerves, like snake and scorpion venom. Dr Sam Robinson and colleagues at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience discovered the ant neurotoxins while studying the Australian green ant and South American…

    6 Jun 2023

    Environment & natureHealth & medical

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  • History made as JCU honours first Indigenous Chancellor

    James Cook University’s first female and Indigenous Chancellor will be celebrated in a historic ceremony on Thursday afternoon.

    6 Jun 2023

    Social sciences

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  • Fertiliser study reveals opportunities for increased profitability for mango farmers in Southern Vietnam

    Researchers from the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) have proven that lower application rates of fertilisers do not affect the yield or quality of two mango varieties in Southern Vietnam. An investigation into the current fertiliser practices of smallholder mango farmers in Dong Thap and Tien Giang provinces found that the…

    5 Jun 2023

    Environment & natureFood & agricultureTropical

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  • Researcher’s giant feat defending native forest and prime koala habitat

    Dr Timothy Cadman has successfully secured the protection of local hardwood areas once primed for logging, including native forest belonging to the proposed Great Koala National Park along the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Thanks to the support of extensive fieldwork, satellite mapping software and historical imagery, Dr…

    5 Jun 2023

    Environment & nature

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  • $30 million funding for QUT palliative care projects

    QUT research projects have received nearly $30 million from Federal Government funding to fund palliative care projects - $12.5M for Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative; $900,000 for End of Life Law for Clinicians; $15.9M for the national End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) service.

    2 Jun 2023

    Health & medicalSocial sciences

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  • Ultrasound breaks new ground for forearm fractures in children

    Trial findings could alleviate emergency department wait times and added stress on families. Portable ultrasound devices could provide an alternative to x-ray machines for diagnosing forearm fractures in children in a move that could alleviate waiting times for families in hospital emergency departments (ED).

    1 Jun 2023

    BiotechnologyHealth & medical

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  • Native tobacco plants reborn as 'biofactories' for medicines

    University of Queensland researchers have shown Australian tobacco plants could be used as 'biofactories' to manufacture medicines on a large scale. Professor David Craik and Dr Mark Jackson from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience have demonstrated native wild tobacco can potentially produce large quantities of drugs, cheaper and more sustainably…

    1 Jun 2023

    Advanced manufacturingBiotechnologyEnvironment & natureFood & agricultureHealth & medical

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