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Senior ecologist from the Queensland Herbarium and Biodiversity Sciences, Dan Ferguson is Recovery Program Coordinator for the critically endangered Nangur spiny skink and has a passion for conservation ecology and recovery management of reptiles and frogs. 🦎 The Nangur spiny skink is only found in south-east Queensland, and there are…
Almost half of mobile phones tested at the height of the pandemic were contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Almost half of mobile phones tested at the height of the pandemic were contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bolstering a theory that the devices supercharged the spread of COVID-19. Bond University conducted a systematic review of 15 studies from 10 countries that examined mobile phones for SARS-CoV-2 contamination in hospital…
The University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre will soon begin a trial of a potential new treatment for coeliac disease in people who have symptoms despite following a gluten-free diet.
A custom–built furnace that can heat materials to almost 3000 degrees Celsius has been installed at The University of Queensland to build components for Australia's burgeoning space industry. The furnace is the first of its type in Australia, allowing UQ researchers to make the next generation of ultra-high temperature composite…
Cane farmers could dramatically reduce herbicide costs and Reef run-off thanks to an innovative new crop sprayer project led by James Cook University. Designed in partnership with JCU researchers, agricultural technology company AutoWeed and Sugar Research Australia, the machine uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and spray weeds, such as…
Scientists are calling for standardisation of allergy tests after laboratory trials showed commercially available tests are not uniformly reliable. Dr Thimo Ruethers from James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) and JCU’s Tropical Futures Institute (TFI) led the study.
In a world of light and color, Age-Related Macular Degeneration casts shadows on millions of lives. Research by Bond University offers a beacon of hope. Researchers from Bond University believe they are on the cusp of reversing vision loss through stem cell therapy in which manufactured synthetic epithelial cells are…
Nearly 500,000 Australian kids go to after school care – it needs to be more than a babysitting service
RDNE Stock Project/PexelsOutside school hours care – also known as “school-aged care”, “OOSH” or “afters” – is booming. As of 2020, it was the fastest-growing childcare sector in Australia. As of 2022, it catered to 486,310 primary school children. Enrolments have surged by 111% over the past 20 years, as…
A new UniSC study will gather insights from the way coastal communities across four states worked together during recent disasters, to inform ways Australia can adapt to a future with more frequent and intense weather events.
AusBiotech is Australia’s annual flagship industry conference. With support from the Queensland Government, AusBiotech 2023 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – 1-3 November 2023.
KTB2023 – Brisbane 27-29 September 2023 will be focus on: decarbonisation, critical minerals, sustainable agriculture, future materials, local foods and the bioeconomy, and bioenergy and green hydrogen.
The annual German-Australian Science and Innovation Day, a popular standing feature of Brisbane German Week, will be held at UQ Customs House, on Thursday 5 October 2023.
The Queensland Infectious Disease Research Capabilities statement presents comprehensive information on how Queensland’s research community excel in infectious disease research.
Find out more about how the Queensland Government is investing in scientific excellence and capability through a range of programs and initiatives.
Following long-term backing from The Australian National University (establishing WearOptimo in Brisbane), and Queensland Government, investment of up to $30 million to establish a manufacturing facility, human clinical trials of a Queensland-invented microwearable sensor for…
A new world class stand-alone Queensland Cancer Centre is to be built within the Herston Health Precinct. It will be the only cancer care service in Australia offering the full spectrum of cancer services in…
The Translational Manufacturing@TRI facility equipped to scale up to full production to support late-stage clinical trials of promising drugs and vaccines is to be built next to the Translational Research Institute with $60m funding from…
Explore our strategic visualisation tool to understand Queensland’s research strengths and capabilities in seven emerging industries…
Resources have been created to support biodiscovery entities and First Nations peoples understand and comply with the traditional knowledge obligation under the Biodiscovery Act 2004.
QUT’s Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska, an international air quality expert, has been named in the Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Professor Morawska is the director of the…