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Wed, 5 Feb 2020

Getting braces is not generally a highpoint of childhood, but for new JCU Dentistry Graduate Cameron Suley, it would have a lasting impact.

Wed, 5 Feb 2020
Tropical North Queensland is proving the perfect launch pad for fifth-year medical student Visai Muruganandah to pursue both his passions of medicine and research....

Tue, 4 Feb 2020
Standing at the bedside of a seriously ill patient in the emergency department, James Cook University fourth-year pharmacy student Chris Simpson saw first-hand the i...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020
While new graduates often face uncertainty heading into their first job, Dr Romesh Rathnayake knows he is exactly where he wants to be... starting his intern year as...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020
Dr Katherine Godde had no idea that the man who helped save her life as a premature new born, would one day become her mentor.

Latest Media Releases

JCU’s record number of Indigenous completions
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Nearly 1200 James Cook University students will graduate from their studies in tropical health and medicine this week, with a record number of indigenous students completing their studies this year.

New smokes bring new problems
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
A study on a new type of electronic tobacco device has found they appear much less dangerous than smoking paper cigarettes – but serious concerns remain over their effects on health, their use as a pro-smoking marketing device and the sources of data regarding their effects.

Unlabelled allergens rife in imported food
Tue, 3 Dec 2019
Scientists who tested a shopping trolley-sized collection of food imported from Asia have found that nearly half of the samples were contaminated with potentially deadly, undeclared allergens.

New research to reduce high suicide rates in pregnant women and new mums
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
A $100,000 research project will help build understanding of the factors contributing to suicide attempts in pregnant women and new mums. The research aims to develop effective ways to assess and manage suicidal risk in this vulnerable group.

Scientists close in on malaria vaccine
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
Scientists have taken another big step forward towards developing a vaccine that’s effective against the most severe forms of malaria.

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