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i-q.net.au: JCU study cracks origins of ‘hard to get at’ metal

JCU study cracks origins of ‘hard to get at’ metal
i-q.net.au, 11 Nov 2018

James Cook University scientists have uncovered the geological origins of valuable ores rich in dysprosium. The rare-earth metal is used to create permanent magnets and is vital for producing technology including wind-turbines, electric vehicles and...
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North Queensland Register: Winton's Dr Bryce Nicol receives rural registrar of the year award

Winton's Dr Bryce Nicol receives rural registrar of the year award
North Queensland Register, 11 Nov 2018

Dr Bryce Nicol Dr Bryce Nicol, a dedicated rural doctor who is providing crucial medical services to the Queensland community of Winton and has worked hard to rebuild the doctor workforce in the town, has received the ACRRM-RDAA Rural Registrar of the...
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LabOnline: Liver fluke key to chronic wound treatment

Liver fluke key to chronic wound treatment
LabOnline, 08 Nov 2018

Thursday, 08 November, 2018 James Cook University (JCU) researchers have developed a promising new treatment for chronic wounds, utilising a protein isolated from a surprising source — a parasitic Thai liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini. As explained...
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miragenews.com: Tropical research centre opens on Thursday Island

Tropical research centre opens on Thursday Island
miragenews.com, 08 Nov 2018

Shannon Fentiman, the Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development, will officially open the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine’s (AITHM) new base on Thursday Island today. The building, adjacent to the Torres Strait...
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Queensland Country Life: Babina medical superintendant recognised by Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Babina medical superintendant recognised by Rural Doctors Association of Australia
Queensland Country Life, 09 Nov 2018

Dr Renee Cremen. A highly dedicated doctor from Babinda in Far North Queensland has received the Rural Doctors Association of Australia's Rural Doctor of the Year Award for 2018, in recognition of her exceptional commitment to her community and her...
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sciencemeetsbusiness.com.au: 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science awarded

2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science awarded
sciencemeetsbusiness.com.au, 28 Oct 2018

October 28, 2018 The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and science teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on Wednesday 17 October. Main image: Winners of the 2018 Prime...
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viw.com.au: Fighting frog fungus: Lee Berger wins PM's Life Scientist 2018 award

Fighting frog fungus: Lee Berger wins PM's Life Scientist 2018 award
viw.com.au, 17 Oct 2018

Lee Berger is the 2018 recipient of the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science announced on October 17. Lee’s research identified the cause of mysterious and devastating mass frog extinctions...
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Australasian Science: A 150-million-year old piranha-like fish is first to eat flesh

A 150-million-year old piranha-like fish is first to eat flesh
Australasian Science, 19 Oct 2018

Researchers reporting in Current Biology have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony fish had teeth like a piranha, which the researchers...
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:41:51 GMT -

seniorau.com.au: Now it's younger Australians moving out of the big cities

Now it's younger Australians moving out of the big cities
seniorau.com.au, 19 Oct 2018

No longer pegged as one of the retirement villages of Australia, recent demographic data and interest in Tasmania suggest a change in the air. By Lisa Denny, University of Tasmania ; Felicity Picken, Western Sydney University, and Nick Osbaldiston,...
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:41:51 GMT -

Australian Business: Australia's native rhododendrons hide in the high mountain forests

Australia's native rhododendrons hide in the high mountain forests
Australian Business, 20 Oct 2018

Saturday, 20 October 2018 12:18 Stuart Worboys, Laboratory and Technical Support Officer, Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University Press Releases Rhododendron lochiae, photographed on Bell Peak. Image by Dan McLeod Sign up to the Beating...
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