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DNA testing reveals hidden coral diversity
Sat, 3 Apr 2021
A new study has revealed “cryptic species” of coral that appear identical to each other but are genetically distinct and have different ecological roles, raising questions over the best way to protect them.

Night shift more at risk from Covid
Thu, 25 Mar 2021
A James Cook University researcher has found night shift workers have almost double the risk of catching COVID-19, and suggests they may need to be recognised as a vulnerable group.

Magnetic attraction: breakthrough test for malaria
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
After nearly a decade of research, a new test that detects the magnetic properties of malaria-infected blood could soon be used to help eliminate the mosquito-borne disease.

Psychedelic drug may free addicts
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
As the use of psychedelic drugs comes back into favour in psychotherapy, a James Cook University study has found there may be benefits in using the traditional South American concoction ayahuasca to treat those with serious addiction problems.

Refugee stress and molecular mental health
Tue, 2 Feb 2021
Researchers have been examining psychiatric disorders in refugees – and believe more work in this field will lead to a better understanding of how people cope with stress at a molecular level.

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