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Behaviour of millions still shaped by Industrial Revolution

(Queensland University of Technology) The Industrial Revolution of 200 years ago, powered by coal and steam engines, laid the foundations of modern society. World-first QUT-led research has found its effects are still felt and not in a good way. Show More Summary

An Interesting Article Regarding The Use And Storage Of Genetic Information.

This appeared last week in The Conversation.It’s time to talk about who can access your digital genomic data December 4, 2017 6.18am AEDT AuthorsCaitlin Curtis Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Queensland James Hereward PostDoc...Show More Summary

Lizards of Oz take toll on turtle eggs

(University of Queensland) Goannas have overtaken foxes as the number one predator of the endangered loggerhead turtle at its second largest Queensland nesting beach.A University of Queensland study has found that since feral red foxes...Show More Summary

Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles

(Queensland University of Technology) QUT robotics researchers have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. Using mathematics and biologically-inspired algorithms, the technology uses vehicle-mounted cameras to track the location of the vehicle in underground tunnels to within meters.

New maps show shrinking wilderness being ignored at our peril

Maps of the world's most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation Society-led study published today.

Scientists create molecule of love with less complications

A new and improved version of the 'love hormone' oxytocin has been developed by University of Queensland researchers.

Progress on tailorable nanoscale emulsion for a wide variety of applications including drug delivery

Researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University in collaboration with ANSTO scientists have clarified how behaviour of tailorable nanoscale emulsions (TNEs) interact with their targets is directed by the interfacial structure. The study was recently published in Soft Matter.

Study finds ways to avoid hidden dangers of accumulated stresses on seagrass

(Queensland University of Technology) A new QUT-led study has found ways to detect hidden dangers of repeated stresses on seagrass using statistical modelling.The research, published by the Journal of Applied Ecology, found cumulative...Show More Summary

Australian Scientists Are Finding Out How Tobacco Can Save Your Life

Queensland University of Technology researchers are sequencing the genome of the Pitjuri plant - an Australian native tobacco plant. Why? Well they are partnering with 17 other research teams from around the world for Newcotiana - aShow More Summary

Study finds recreational drug users not what we think

(James Cook University) A reasearcher from James Cook University in Queensland has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world -- and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users.

Tobacco plants as life-savers

Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, is the sole international cooperation partner in an AUD$10.5 million European project to develop new tobacco varieties that can be used as biofactories for pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

'Jumping genes' solve swamp wallaby ancestry

(Queensland University of Technology) QUT and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre researchers studied the 'swamp' wallaby's retrotransposons and found that it is not a separate genus but a Macropus, as are kangaroos, wallaroos and other wallabies.

Tobacco plants as life-savers

(Queensland University of Technology) Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is the sole international cooperation partner in Newcotiana, the four-year AUD$10.5 million European project to develop new tobacco varieties that can be used as biofactories for pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

Crop gene discovery gets to the root of food security

Researchers from The University of Queensland have discovered that a key gene which controls flowering time in wheat and barley crops also directs the plant's root growth.

African protected area saving endangered megafauna

(University of Queensland) One of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led study has found.Niassa National Reserve is Mozambique's largest protected area and has large populations of threatened species, but it's one of the least biologically explored places on Earth.

Lighting the way to switch chemical reaction pathways

(Queensland University of Technology) Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ghent University have pioneered a system that modulates visible, coloured light to change the reactions of a powerful chemical coupling agent. Their findings have been published in Nature Communications.

Scientists find new hope for the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists at the University of Queensland say around three per cent of the site's 3,800 coral reefs have so far emerged unscathed from a host of threats, from bleaching to pollution and disease.

Researchers show stress suppresses response to cancer treatments

(University of Queensland) New research shows that chronic stress suppresses the immune system's response to cancer, reducing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.University of Queensland scientists say they are investigating...Show More Summary

The sky's the limit for sustainable wooden skyscrapers

Australia will soon hold the record for the world's tallest timber office building at 5 King St Brisbane, and with the help of The University of Queensland's new research hub, wooden skyscrapers could become the norm.

Male escorts for women, couples demand grows: Global survey

(Queensland University of Technology) A global survey of male escort websites finds some countries wherea large percentage of male escorts cater for women and couples although such sites are still outnumbered by sites for male clients only.

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