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The Portuguese scientist who studies how to obtain value from wastewater and sewage in Queensland

Each city produces a different type of sewer, and Dr. Elsa Antunes, from James Cook University, investigates environmentally appropriate solutions case-by-case
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - SBS.COM.AU

New fish allergy triggers found

Researchers have identified substances that trigger allergic reactions in people who consume two of the world’s most popular farmed fish. And they’re calling for new tests to be developed to identify and protect allergy sufferers. Thimo Ruethers from...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - nationaltribune.com.au

Top 20 reptiles threatened with extinction

James Cook University releases data about the top 20 reptiles under threat of survival.
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - WEB MSN Australia

Cyclone preparations hinge on cost and effectiveness

Researchers have found north Queenslanders are more likely to prepare for a cyclone if they think their planning will make a difference, and it doesn’t cost too much money. And older people who’ve previously experienced cyclones are better at making...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - miragenews.com

JCU trials vaccine effective against all types of malaria

James Cook University is leading a project to develop a safe, effective and low-cost universal malaria vaccine that could protect our troops overseas and save hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide. Professor Louis Schofield, Director of JCU’s...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - nationaltribune.com.au

Deep-Sea Study of GBR Reveals New Species of Corals and Sponges

For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded Australia's first observation of an extremely rare fish. They...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - AZoCleantech

Hutchies to build $54m JCU accommodation complex

Construction of JCU’s new $54 million Townsville student accommodation complex is due to start next month, led by Hutchinson Builders. The ‘Hutchies’ Townsville team has won a competitive tender process to build the seven-storey accommodation...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - i-q.net.au

New Company puts foot on the gas to reduce cows’ methane

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO today announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market, with $13 million secured from five investors. FutureFeed Pty Ltd will commercialise a livestock feed additive made...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - clarencevalleynews.com.au

Qld to develop Cairns university hospital

The Queensland government will commit to almost $53 million to expand Cairns Hospital and convert the facility into a university hospital. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says much of the funding will be used to upgrade the emergency department and...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - Yahoo! News Australia

Study finds worrying drop in quoll numbers

A new study has revealed a worrying decline in one of north Queensland’s most spectacular creatures, the spotted-tailed quoll. James Cook University’s Dr Conrad Hoskin was lead author of the study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy. He said it...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:24:12 GMT - vetpracticemag.com.au