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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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  • The influence of environmental conditions on green turtle residence time and outward transit in foraging areas

    Should I stay or should I go? The influence of environmental conditions on green turtle residence time and outward transit in foraging areas. Foraging animals move through the environment to satisfy their requirements for food, rest, reproduction and risk-avoidance.

    19 Jun 2024

    Digital economyEnvironment & natureTropical

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  • Subsidence associated with dewatering and gas extraction from coal seams: Contribution of desorption-induced coal shrinkage

    A novel approach for modelling subsidence induced by fluid extraction from coal seam. Transient groundwater and subsidence models are linked. Coal shrinkage induced by gas desorption can significantly impact subsidence.

    19 Jun 2024

    Digital economyEnergyEngineeringEnvironment & natureMining & resources

    www.sciencedirect.com

  • UQ researchers awarded MRFF funding

    University of Queensland researchers have secured more than $3.8 million from the Medical Research Future Fund to develop solutions to healthcare challenges. Professor Lisa Nissen is leading a team that was awarded more than $2.8 million to improve health workforce planning. Associate Professor Kirsty Short is leading a team that…

    14 Jun 2024

    Health & medicalSocial sciences

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  • New diagnosis needed for problem gaming

    University of Queensland researchers are suggesting a new diagnosis should be added to the official world diseases list to better identify those with gaming disorders.

    14 Jun 2024

    Social sciences

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  • A simple change to save thousands of patients with sepsis

    Changing the way antibiotics are given to adult patients with sepsis will save thousands of lives a year globally, according to research by UQ and The George Institute for Global Health. A clinical trial and systematic review have shown that intravenously administering commonly used penicillin-like antibiotics via continuous infusion …

    13 Jun 2024

    Health & medical

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  • Monkeypox’s worldwide spread is a warning

    James Cook University researchers examining the spread of the monkeypox virus say its rapid global spread in 2022, after years of being confined to Central and West Africa, shows the need to remain vigilant against virus outbreaks wherever they occur.

    13 Jun 2024

    Health & medicalTropical

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  • UniSC tops Queensland for global impact on climate action and zero hunger

    The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland in a major global ranking that measures impact on sustainability standards set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Jun 2024

    Environment & natureFood & agricultureSocial sciencesTropical

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  • Study exposes risks of skin cancer in elite swimmers

    Only a small proportion of elite swimmers regularly checked their skin for signs of cancer despite being at increased risk, according to University of Queensland research. Forty-four South East Queensland athletes and 23 support staff took part in a pilot study conducted by the Frazer Institute

    11 Jun 2024

    Health & medicalSocial sciences

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  • Research develops new tool to treat deadly superbug

    World-leading software that can both detect and predict antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in one of nature’s toughest and deadliest superbugs has been developed by a University of the Sunshine Coast-led research team.

    11 Jun 2024

    BiotechnologyDigital economyHealth & medical

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