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:


Revolutionary gene tech used on cancer-causing worm
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
A James Cook University (JCU) team in collaboration with teams in Thailand and the USA have used state-of-the art technology to cripple the gene in a parasitic worm suspected of causing cancer in tens of thousands of people each year.

Ray of hope for fish allergy sufferers
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Stingray flesh might be a surprising seafood substitute for sufferers of fish allergy, according to new research from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and collaborators in Europe.

Lifejacket use on boats probed
Fri, 4 Jan 2019
As people pour onto the water for the summer holidays, a James Cook University researcher has been exploring the circumstances under which some boaties wear lifejackets and others don’t.

JCU team receives top international drowning prevention honour
Fri, 7 Dec 2018
A James Cook University team has been awarded one of the highest international honours of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) International.

Tropical summer causes DNA damage in pig sperm
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
In a first-of-its-kind study, James Cook University researchers have discovered that tropical heat is no good for the love life of pigs.

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