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Environmental DNA helps scientists detect endangered frogs in North Queensland

Scientists are using an innovative technique to detect endangered frogs a long way downstream from their homes in the Wet Tropics. The approach examines DNA left in the environment by the frog species, such as urine, blood, saliva, faeces and other...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - Star 106.3 Townsville

Building ‘space heritage' key to global space supply chains

The scale of the federal Manufacturing Collaboration Stream funding was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for Australia to build “space heritage” into a local ecosystem of space industry component makers and suppliers. Leading a consortium of 36...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - InnovationAus

Australia's emerging seaweed industry could be worth $1.5 billion by 2040

To ensure Australia's seaweed industry reaches its full potential, key players have joined forces to create the Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance — the industry's first peak body. To ensure Australia's seaweed industry reaches its full potential...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - Pro Bono Australia

Satellite flying high to track feral cattle

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is to create an artificial intelligence (AI) and technology-powered high-tech ‘digital twin' to help Indigenous rangers manage feral herds on their land. Research Scientist wit...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - PS News

Sabina Knight honoured at Government House

Mount Isa Professor Sabina Knight had an important date with the governor of Queensland last week. Prof Knight who runs the JCU Murtupuni Centre for Remote and Rural Health in Mount Isa was at Fernberg's government house to receive the medal she won...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - The North West Star

New study pinpoints the need for better workplace safety for RANs

Improvements to workplace safety for nurses working in regional and remote areas are urgently needed according to a study. The literature review undertaken by registered nurse and researcher Laura Wright from James Cook University's Murtupuni Centre fo...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal

AI forecasts programmed

Queensland researchers are working on AI weather forecasting for smart farms. “Every farmer would love to have a perfect weather forecast, but accurate forecasts are even more important to those who are embracing technology, and in particular the...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - Green Career

Hookwork saliva could be key to curing type 2 diabetes, researchers say

Supplied: CDC Public Health Image Library Researchers are pinning their hopes on the saliva of a parasitic worm to help cure and prevent one of the country's worst health problems — type 2 diabetes. James Cook University researchers are working on a...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - ABC Online

Dogs and cats boost lockdown health

CATS versus dogs - it's the age old debate. But which one is better for helping people cope with lockdown stress? New research reveals there are differences in how dogs and cats help people deal with the loneliness of COVID lockdowns. Dr Jessica Oliv...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - The Senior

Tropical plants could help combat disease

Active compounds within tropical fauna and flora could be the catalyst to unlocking a trove of new medicines combating infectious diseases, researchers say. A two-year review of more than 400 international studies, undertaken by the Australian...
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:30:28 GMT - Canberra Times