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29 August 2019 Research into global health issues including antibiotic resistance, inflammatory diseases and stroke has been boosted after The University of Queensland received more than $29.7 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and $1.5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund. The Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt...
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16 August 2019 University of Queensland scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Associate Professor Rick Sturm said the team uncovered the specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles on the body and their role in causing skin cancer. “The...
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17 July 2019 The 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population can only be bridged by protecting patients’ physical and mental health, according to a new study. As part of a LancetPsychiatry Commission into mental illness, University of Queensland researchers found patients’ physical health was often overlooked in pursuit...
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A superfood bread roll made with Australian native bush foods and developed by University of Queensland researchers is now on the menu at Qantas Club in Darwin. UQ’s Associate Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa worked with Indigenous employment provider Karen Sheldon Group to develop a healthy, long-life wholemeal bread using wattle seed and Kakadu plum rather than artificial...
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UQ’s Centre for Online Health (COH) has united its telehealth efforts to provide better health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. COH Director Professor Anthony Smith is leading several major telehealth research projects, providing remote communities in Queensland with improved access to specialist services for common medical conditions such as ear diseases, diabetes...
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The University of Queensland’s commitment to inclusivity and support for the LGBTIQ+ community has been recognised with a prestigious Pride in Diversity national award. UQ has been recognised with a Silver Employer ranking in the 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), which is the definitive national benchmark for LGBTIAQ+ inclusion in the workplace. Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching...
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Administering ibuprofen immediately after birth may reduce brain damage in tiny growth-restricted babies, University of Queensland researchers have found. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Dr Julie Wixey said the drug could help reduce the incidence of serious long-term neurological problems in these babies. “It’s often difficult to diagnose babies at risk of being born...
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In an Australian-first, The University of Queensland will join forces with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) to tackle the growing problem of drug-resistant infections. GARDP, a not-for-profit research and development group initiated by the World Health Organization, develops new or improved antibiotic treatments. Dr Mark Blaskovich from UQ’s Community for Open Antimicrobial...
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The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s most comprehensive, research-intensive universities, national research quality data released today confirms. The Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 assessment has rated UQ above and well above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university, across 93 disciplines. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Bronwyn Harch...
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