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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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Improving outcomes for children and teenagers with brain cancer will be the focus of Australia’s first research centre aimed solely at tackling the cancer in young people. Scientists from The University of Queensland are joining forces with other Brisbane researchers at the new Centre for Childhood and Adolescent Brain Cancer Research – which is funded...
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Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer‐promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers. The University of Queensland and Albert Einstein College of Medicine team has developed a statistical approach to reveal many previously hard‐to‐find genes that contribute to cancer. Associate Professor Jess Mar,...
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UQ‐Ochsner Clinical School’s Dr Yvens Laborde loves a good quote, but it’s one by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw that he really takes to heart. “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.” Shaw’s famous commentary on the nature of...
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Today the University of Queensland (UQ) Ochsner Clinical School graduating class of 2018 celebrated 2019 Match Day with a 93% Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program – a rite of passage in which medical school students from around the globe learn who has been selected or matched to a U.S. residency program for...
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Born in Adelaide but raised in northern Scotland, Dr Fiona Simpson joined the workforce at the tender age of 12. “After my father died, my mother was left to raise four daughters on a widow’s pension,” Dr Simpson explains. “It was a struggle, so I started working in petrol stations, washing dishes and cleaning out...
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“Unfortunately, exactly how vitamin D influences brain structure and function is not well understood, so it has remained unclear why deficiency causes problems.” Dr Burne’s team found that vitamin D levels affect a type of ‘scaffolding’ in the brain, called perineuronal nets. “These nets form a strong, supportive mesh around certain neurons, and in doing...
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