News and Media

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Latest media releases

  • A wriggly solution to a first-world problem
    Thu, 25 Sep 2014 - Australian researchers have achieved ground-breaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of coeliac disease. The results are also good news for sufferers of other inflammatory conditions such as asthma and Crohn’s disease.
  • Lasers and liquid nitrogen to inspire future scientists
    Thu, 25 Sep 2014 - North Queensland high school students will be able to find out more about electricity, liquid nitrogen, lasers, crystals and lights in a spectacular physics show at JCU’s Townsville campus next week.
  • State of the Tropics in the running for top green award
    Wed, 24 Sep 2014 - The landmark State of the Tropics project is in the running for a prestigious sustainability prize, emerging as a finalist for one of the coveted Green Gown Awards.
  • What about our way of life? Exploring the social impacts of tourism
    Tue, 23 Sep 2014 - North Queensland residents feel proud of tourism destinations in their areas and the positive impact tourism has in their communities, but it can also lead to locals feeling detached when transient populations pass through.
  • Nemo’s Epic Journey to Find a New Home
    Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - New research has found clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres in search of a home, which makes them better able to cope with environmental change.
  • Specialised species critical for reefs
    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 - One of Australia's leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought.
  • JCU hits 'em for six
    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 - James Cook University is again toasting its success, winning a clean sweep of national teaching and learning awards.