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Junior doctor fights deadly disease

A James Cook University researcher has received funding to investigate an early warning system for a disease that kills approximately 2000 Australians every year. Dr Tejas Singh, a junior doctor at The Townsville Hospital and Research Fellow at the JCU-based Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease (QRCPVD), has been ... 19-Jul-2018 more


Tackling cancer at ground zero with designer molecules

A new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers. The new molecule successfully targets a protein that plays a major role in the growth of most cancers. This protein target is called proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), otherwise known as the human sliding ... 17-Jul-2018 more


UC awarded $1 million grant in MyHealthTest collaboration

A new generation of non-intrusive blood tests are a step closer to reality after University of Canberra researchers were awarded $1 million in Federal Government funding. The University has partnered with MyHealthTest Pty Ltd in a three-year project aimed at helping Australians to manage their health more effectively and conveniently through ... 16-Jul-2018 more


Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs

Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international team of scientists. New research has confirmed that invasive rats devastate seabird populations, with previously unrecognised consequences for the extensive coral reefs that ... 13-Jul-2018 more


UC to host women’s University Sevens Series tournament

The University of Canberra has been named as a host venue for the 2018 Aon University Sevens Series. The country’s best up-and-coming female rugby sevens players will descend on the University in September for round two of the five-leg competition. University of Canberra head coach David Grimmond and players will be available ... 13-Jul-2018 more


Unplugged holidays tipped to increase

James Cook University researchers say the phenomenon of the ‘digital-detox’ is on the rise and could be an important part of the tourism industry in the future. Philip Pearce, Professor of Tourism at JCU, working with a team including doctoral student Li Jing, studied how the portrayal of digital-free tourism - where internet and ... 13-Jul-2018 more


New technology for early detection of Type 1 diabetes

Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict if a child is at risk of the chronic disease. There is currently no early test for Type 1 diabetes and by the time someone is diagnosed, about 70 per cent of their critical insulin-producing cells have been destroyed. The researchers ... 13-Jul-2018 more


Economic growth steady despite trade tensions and China question

University of Adelaide economists predict that South Australia’s economic growth will broadly mirror Australia’s and the global economy’s continued good performance. But there are risks from the United States’ anti-trade measures and the possibility that China will falter. In its latest Economic Briefing Report, the ... 13-Jul-2018 more


Young Indigenous students get a taste of engineering

Young Indigenous students from across Australia are this week benefitting from an interactive engineering camp in Adelaide, as part of a partnership between Santos and the University of Adelaide. A total of 29 students, including 18 female students – from Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia – ... 13-Jul-2018 more


UC students set sights on studying abroad in 2019

More than 300 students studying at the University of Canberra will benefit from an international study experience in 2019 as part of the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. The University has been awarded $398,200 in new funding to support undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the Indo-Pacific ... 13-Jul-2018 more


Obesity affects prostate cancer test results

University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity. With increasing prevalence of obesity in high-income countries, this study published by the Society for Endocrinology, has important implications for detecting and monitoring the most common form of cancer in ... 13-Jul-2018 more


Snooze mobiles: how vibrations in cars make drivers sleepy

New research has found the natural vibrations of cars make people sleepier, affecting concentration and alertness levels just 15 minutes after drivers get behind the wheel. With about 20 per cent of fatal road crashes involving driver fatigue, RMIT University researchers hope their findings can be used by manufacturers to improve car seat ... 12-Jul-2018 more