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Eating fish may help prevent asthma

A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a small village in ... 19-Mar-2019 more


Students join virtuoso for Bowie concert

University of Adelaide music students will play with American ensemble Ambient Orchestra and cello virtuoso Maya Beiser in a classical arrangement of David Bowie’s final album at Elder Hall this weekend. The concert, during the last weekend of the RCC Fringe at the University of Adelaide, will see musicians play Blackstar Concerto, ... 19-Mar-2019 more


Honorary doctorates for Adelaide Festival leaders

Arts luminaries Neil Armfield, Robert Brookman and Rachel Healy will be awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Adelaide. Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen said: “The University of Adelaide is delighted to award honorary doctorates to these three nationally recognised leaders of the arts. “Our graduation ... 19-Mar-2019 more


Big data takes aim at a big human problem

A James Cook University scientist is part of an international team that’s used new ‘big data’ analysis to achieve a major advance in understanding neurological disorders such as Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr Ashley Waardenberg, a Theme Leader from JCU’s Centre for Tropical ... 19-Mar-2019 more


Australians embrace entrepreneurship

Australia outperforms most other developed economies on most indicators relating to the quality and economic impact of our business start-ups, according to a new report by the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and QUT’s Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research ... 12-Mar-2019 more


Pollinators need people

A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. “There’s increasing awareness of the importance of pollinators to our quality of life,” lead researcher Rosemary Hill said. “That discussion is often reduced to how ... 12-Mar-2019 more


No silver bullet for the Great Barrier Reef

Recent north Queensland flooding and the mass outflows of polluted water onto the Great Barrier Reef have focused attention on the impact of water quality on the Reef’s health. But new research reveals that even if water quality is improved, it won’t be enough on its own to save the Great Barrier Reef. Because of the ... 12-Mar-2019 more


Eco-friendly surf board wins Australian eChallenge France

Top prize in the University of Adelaide’s annual Australian eChallange France Awards has gone to Hexa Surfboard who have won one year’s business incubator space in Adelaide. Hexa Surfboard won the top prize for their innovative approach to 3D printed eco-friendly surfboards. The team, who are all surfers and engineers, ... 12-Mar-2019 more


Real-time genetic tests could be game changer

In a move that could revolutionise patient care, James Cook University researchers will be trialling the use of hand-held genetic testing devices in hospitals to catch deadly diseases before they get out of control. Dr Matthew Field, senior research fellow in Bioinformatics at JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine ... 12-Mar-2019 more


Lessons from 50 years of corporate collapse

A long-term study of Australian corporate collapses has found regulators have repeatedly failed to use the powers available to protect the public. James Cook University’s Dr Richard Lane is a Chartered Accountant whose PhD thesis examined unexpected corporate failures in Australia over five decades and whether there was a common thread ... 05-Mar-2019 more


French Australian partnership leads to new Double Master’s Degree

Talented engineering students will be able to study for a dual Master’s degree – specifically in mechanical engineering and acoustics - to be offered in Australia and France. The announcement, made today by the University of Adelaide and French engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lyon, is the latest in the University’s ... 05-Mar-2019 more


University of Adelaide sees bright future with new strategic plan

The University of Adelaide's new strategic plan will see the University charging itself with the role of "future maker" for the State. Announced today, the new plan, Future Making, will shape the trajectory of the University through to its 150th year (in 2024) and beyond. "Future Making challenges our University to ... 05-Mar-2019 more