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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.

It’s not just cricket
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
The thought of eating insects is already stomach turning for many, but new research suggests allergy-causing proteins in bugs could pose serious health risks for those suffering from shellfish allergy.

JCU Professor honoured with Australia Day role
Mon, 25 Jan 2021
James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat AM, ADC, has been named as a 2021 Australia Day Ambassador for Queensland. He is one of 35 Queenslanders selected for the Ambassador Program.

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