College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Led by Professor Maxine Whittaker, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, as part of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at James Cook University in the areas of:

News

Food tests could put Aussie lives at risk
Thu, 21 May 2020
James Cook University scientists have found test kits used to detect fish in food and protect those with deadly allergies are focused on species found in the northern hemisphere and miss most traces of fish caught in our region.

Is it safe for kids to return to school?
Thu, 14 May 2020
Research by a James Cook University scientist shows it is safe for children to go back to school – but the rest of us will have to take extra precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Breakthrough test for elusive malaria strain
Tue, 12 May 2020
James Cook University scientists have helped develop a new process to detect a deadly, elusive strain of malaria that threatens more than 2.5 billion people.

JCU to shore up Pacific disease defence
Tue, 5 May 2020
James Cook University researchers are on a mission to strengthen Pacific island defences against mosquito-borne viruses as the region sees huge increases in diseases spread by the insect.

“Poopcorn” helps uncover plastic risk to turtles
Wed, 29 Apr 2020
James Cook University PhD student Daniel González Paredes is researching what happens to marine turtles when they eat plastic – by studying how they poop corn.

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