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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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  • Detecting lung cancer with nanotech

    University of Queensland researchers have designed a device that uses a simple blood test to detect early stage lung cancer. Dr Richard Lobb and Quan Zhou from UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology said the diagnostic device could help patients begin treatment and get ahead of the disease before…

    9 Jul 2024

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  • Indigenous people can get cheap or free medicines. But we show access depends on your postcode

    Policies designed to ensure Indigenous Australians have equitable access to medicines aren’t being accessed uniformly across the nation, our research shows. We mapped where Indigenous Australians are using a program to access free or discounted medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). We found access was patchy and depended on…

    8 Jul 2024

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  • Revealing a master controller of development and ageing

    University of Queensland researchers have unlocked crucial molecular secrets of ageing in cells, potentially paving the way to improve quality of life as people age. The study decoded the process by which genes regulate how people mature as they grow and age.

    8 Jul 2024

    BiotechnologyHealth & medical

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  • UQ training centre to tackle antimicrobial resistance in agribusiness and environment

    A new training Centre led by The University of Queensland is partnering with industry to tackle the global crisis of antimicrobial–resistant infections, which affect humans, animals and the environment. Headquartered at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), the Australian Research Council Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance…

    5 Jul 2024

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  • Humpbacks happier during pandemic pause

    UQ–led research has found migrating humpback whales off Australia's east coast became less stressed over the first year of the COVID–19 pandemic.

    5 Jul 2024

    Environment & nature

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  • UQ researchers secure more than $6.5 million in ARC funding

    Ten University of Queensland research teams will share more than $6.5 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme. UQ received the highest number of grants and total funding from the ARC in the funding round.

    4 Jul 2024

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  • Cave painting in Indonesia is the oldest known ‘picture story’ 

    Sulawesi artwork painted at least 51,200 years ago, making it oldest known cave art image in the world. A team of scientists co-led by researchers from Griffith University, the Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and Southern Cross University has discovered and dated a cave painting on the Indonesian…

    4 Jul 2024

    Social sciencesTropical

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