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Chinese students at special risk of problem gambling

Coastal councils behind on climate change preparations

Concern over skin whitener marketing

JCU offers places to new students

JCU promotes learning and teaching thanks to grants

Predicting coral reef futures under climate change

Reconciliation in action at James Cook University

Silk-weaving ant study sees new behaviour

Sterile gloves not essential for minor procedures

Vale George Roberts CBE


Can biodiversity conservation lead to more chocolate?

Charters Towers high school students Get into Uni

Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic

Immune cells – learning from experience

JCU Professor wins international conservation award

JCU Scientist named Pew Fellowship recipient

New project puts Insulator Creek in the spotlight for World Wetlands Day

Offers snapped up at JCU, but still time left to apply direct

Scientists hunt cause of mystery turtle deaths

Scientists plot how to beat bat virus

Scientists plot how to beat bat virus

Students to let their hair down before serious study starts

Turtle 'hotspots' to be mapped


3D satellite mapping of Coral Sea reefs

Call for change of focus with cyclone planning

Equatorial fish babies in hot water

Habitat fragmentation having “terrifying effects” on world’s ecosystems

JCU expands into Townsville’s CBD

JCU in major study with Saudi university

JCU Major Partner for first TEDxTownsville event

JCU Singapore moves to new campus

JCU tests new life jackets for surf lifesavers

Mangrove CHAMPions for Gladstone

Pretty fish gets brighter future

Scientists develop PNG fishing spots

Seniors and cyclones

Stingray target training hits the mark

Surviving the ‘Most Explosive Era of Infrastructure Expansion’ in Nine Steps

The artful parasite

Toddler turtles prepare for their big trip

Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones

World Heritage sites risk collapse without stronger local management


10-year agreement for the Australian Tropical Herbarium

Construction re-think needed for Great Barrier Reef coast

Fishing impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

Hi-tech Townsville data hub to lower water and energy use

JCU Doctors in World-first Epilepsy Treatment

JCU maps effect of climate change on Australia

JCU Singapore awarded the EduTrust Star

JCU’s revolutionary new course: prepare for the ‘Internet of Things’

New approach to farm safety

Roadmap to recovery for coral reef fish

Students accept the science challenge

Students accept the science challenge

Tattoo growth still strong

Trade and investment policy advisors at JCU

We can fix the Great Barrier Reef


Baby flatback turtles fight currents to stay in the Great Barrier Reef

Breeding program takes pressure off coral reefs

Budding scientists welcome at Internet of Things race

Croakey! Frog spotting app released

Farmers Wired Up

Five-year study unlocks global frog death mystery

Foray into fiction for acclaimed writer

JCU redevelopment on track for an award

JCU takes out second national FameLab with allergies talk

JCU taking care of business

JCU’s double win: research leaders win top science honour

New centre to help close the gap

New management for JCUVet

Scientists discover gecko secret

Seabirds in hot water

Tropical research institute welcomes funding for health and medicine in northern Australia

Unleashing the Australian tiger prawn onto the world

Writing about pregnancy loss


Australian Crawl: Invasive Walking Fish Threat from PNG

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott opens new JCU Singapore campus

Cairns researcher’s Vivid Ideas

Electric car gadget to drive profits

Great Barrier Reef marine reserves combat coral disease

Huge rainforest experiment underway

JCU finds 'unprecedented' earthquake evidence in Africa

Professor Sandra Harding re-appointed JCU Vice Chancellor

Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy

Sun smart: fish shelter under table coral

Tweeting Disaster

View Source JCU algae researchers hope to scoop the pool


View Source Turtle nests at risk from rising sea levels

High-tech may be revolutionary for rural women

JCU’s national search for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic leader begins

JCU’s student boost

Mysterious black leopards finally reveal their spots

Sharks on film: Australia joins global shark survey

Tagged bees causing a buzz in disease research

Why offspring cope better with climate change – it’s all in the genes!


Fish go deep to beat the heat

High-altitude climate change to kill cloud forest plants

JCU professor is inaugural Mindset Scholar

JCU throws its door open to community

JCU’s world-class result

Lendlease to build JCU’s landmark ‘The Science Place’

Queensland’s Science Week begins in Cairns

The Cairns Campus K – racing in August

Top Australian authors shortlisted

Women needed for research into post-menopause

Work on barren soil may bear fruit


Forest Decline Slows According to Global Survey

I’ve got your back – fish really do look after their mates!

JCU dental graduates top in the bush

JCU dental graduates top in the bush

JCU scientist named L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellow 2015

JCU’s teaching excellence recognised

Long search ends in success for JCU scientist

New era for rare treasures

New species emerges from the ‘dark zone’

New weapon against the reef eaters

Noise a new threat to wildlife

Outstanding Alumni 2015

Rare Australian dolphin found in PNG waters

Southern Surveyor: Stories from onboard Australia’s ocean research vessel


Animal personality may aid survival

Are fish the greatest athletes on the planet?

Breakthrough on Crown-of-Thorns causes

Cancer-causing parasite may accelerate wound healing

Green Gown Awards

How not to raise a brat in today’s busy, complex world

JCU appoints tropical health Dean

JCU helps the Army take care of business

JCU researcher develops app to warn of food danger

JCU wins ARC research funding

JCU’s global ranking boost

JCU’s U.S. ranking success

Passion for the Tropics guides JCU’s new academic leader

QCoal Foundation scholarship on offer

Searching for Australia’s top author

Stalking a shady individual


A shared future for JCU and UPNG

Film to document a disappearing language

Film to document a disappearing language

Good medicine left on the shelf?

Half of Amazonian tree species may be threatened

JCU and rangers track climate change

JCU researchers receive AUS$2.8M grant to develop malaria vaccine

JCU University Council elects next Chancellor

Koala genome reveals its secret

Massive Development Corridors Could Create Environmental Crisis for Africa

Scholarship winner to research malaria

Scholarship winner to research malaria

The RAAF brushes up on dog health at JCU

Yellow Crazy Ants threaten native butterflies


Archaeologist seeks climate lessons in our deep past

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine launched

Dead-easy test to tackle parasites

Graduates from all walks of life

Health and healing careers for graduates

High fat/low carb diet could combat schizophrenia

JCU team wins innovation award for ‘green’ concrete

JCU’s Vet School embraces animal welfare

JCU’s world class research report card

JT awarded one of JCU’s highest honours

Marine debris travels far

Targeted assistance needed to fight poverty in developing coastal communities

Telemedicine focus to prevent amputations in Rural/Remote Australia

Young can’t use online health help