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Deal opens Galapagos Islands to JCU

Ducklings help teach off-the-grid living

Flies surprise in climate experiment

JCU offers 3661 new places, with more to come

JCU professor honoured with Australia Day role

JCU’s response to the Douglas Steele matter

Link between sweetener and liver cancer probed

New doctors for regional Queensland

Research reveals cheap ways of reducing carbon emissions

Sweet success: chocolate research to boost harvest

Turtle secrets uncovered

Updated statement on Douglas Steele matter


Acid trip makes clumsy cone snails miss their prey

An Australian first for JCU Cairns

Bush kids’ oral health in question

Can greens and graziers be friends?

Can Sharks Be Fished Sustainably?

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Elizabeth Broderick to lead JCU review

How to slow FIFO

JCU and Cowboys announce strategic partnership

JCU to help Indonesia protect vast wilderness

Largest undersea landslide revealed on the Great Barrier Reef

New drug to ease C-Section trauma

Older refugees doing it tough

Seagrass plays major role in pollution reduction

Statement regarding Healing Touch Clinic

Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia


Cairns author reveals adventures of pioneering aviatrix

Cyclone Debbie - Townsville campuses re-open Wednesday 29th March

FNQ search for the Tasmanian Tiger

Human societies to change as species begin to shift

JCU helps grow the World's food bowl

Lipless T-rex ancestor changes the face of history

Olympic medallist set to master medicine

Pharmacy's popularity skyrockets at JCU

Queensland’s Emerging Science Leader

Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Thirsty mangroves cause unprecedented dieback

Virus discovery to help boost crayfish production

You can't stop the music

“Little Foot” Hominid much younger, says new research


Algae turns heavy metals green

Coral killers face the bitter end

First JCU alumnus appointed as judge

JCU launches its new Cairns City Campus

JCU No.1 in world for marine biology

New funds for training country docs

Plastic could poison oceans for generations

Scientists study how coral manipulates its bacteria

Super news: Supa IGA to open at JCU Townsville campus

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching

Vets train pets for less stress

Wheels in motion at JCU


Designer worm spit supercharges healing

Ferals hunt goes hi-tech

In the business of research

Inaugural JCU conference targets mental health in higher education

International business leadership expert visits Townsville

JCU Professor’s remarkable health care career recognised

JCU scientist recognised as a leader in Indo-Pacific fish research

JCU surveys mangroves in wake of mass dieback

JCU team says hominid lived alongside modern humans

JCU to help Queensland Police advance their careers

JCU’s Pharmacy student wins Queensland title

Local language celebrated

Lost at sea: mum and dad build homes to keep baby corals close

Mabo Legacy public seminar

Remote cave reveals earliest Australians lived on the coast around 50,000 years ago

Response to university policy changes

The secret forest: an expedition discovers giant trees at high altitude

Weed terminator to get sharper eyes


A brave new world for coral reefs

Award-winning medical alumni

Cutting-edge research finds disease early in fish farm

Cyclone Testing Station releases recommendations following Cyclone Debbie

Dingoes may benefit their environment

Distant fish relatives share looks

Essential oils to combat insect-borne diseases

JCU alumni in running to be new Bondi Vet

JCU Cairns on-campus living ready for 2018

Language – an open book

Learn a language in the school holidays – for free!

Lubricated fish lips help wrasses vacuum coral goodies

Medical Dean calls for doctor training re-think

NAIDOC celebration of First Languages

New research centre to explore Australia’s human & environmental history

Posthumous award for Professor Rick Speare

Preparing for take-off

Research for an oil (palm) change

Scientists’ formula for NRL success

Survey looks for employer views of business graduates

Tackling the biggest killer you may never have heard of

Tropics facing $US 30 trillion infrastructure deficit by 2030

Turtle go-slow zones extensions needed

US$ 30 trillion Tropical infrastructure deficit highlights NQ opportunities

‘No pets policy’ affected Cyclone Debbie evacuations

‘Perfect storm’ led to 2016 GBR bleaching


Baby reef fish can ‘sniff out’ their relatives before they hatch

Big Bang hits Townsville

Citizen science in line for an award

Drowning researchers look for help

High-tech deepsea drillship visits Townsville

JCU answers the call for rural doctors

JCU boosts support for staff and students

JCU scientists produce a hit love song for toads

JCU supports prawn and fish farming with new disease testing service

JCU-PNG Alumni Network launched

Potential breakthrough: can a common diabetes drug slow aneurysm growth?

Research raises antibiotic questions

Revitalizing Innisfail's CBD

Risky business: exposure to oil impairs reef fish behaviour

Scientists propose new approach to hitting the gym

Sister City Visitors

‘Perfect storm’ led to 2016 GBR bleaching


Answers needed on sly grog trade

Call for arts to keep up with Asia

Celebrating JCU’s Outstanding Alumni 

Celebrating Science Week in the Tropics

Five JCU researchers honoured in QLD science awards

Help for people with disabilities in cyclone zones

Indigenous Education and Research Centre launch

JCU and Townsville HHS sign historic MoU

JCU buildings clean up at the Master Builders' Awards

JCU response to AHRC national student survey

JCU scientist finds alcohol-free solution works

JCU scientists assess feral controls

JCU scientists assess fishing zones

JCU scientists help find new species of dinosaur

JCU's world-class result

JCU’s seven in a row for graduate jobs

New research delivers hope for reef fish

Open Day in Cairns

Research to help tourism operators speak up about threats to the reef

Researchers say act now on frog decline

Steps taken by JCU to prevent and address sexual assault and harassment

TEDxJCUCairns – Tropovation

The only way is up: trees help reptiles thrive

Uni Hall celebrates 50 years of friendships

Warm frogs can beat deadly disease

Young JCU student developing a mental health program


25 years of JCU nurses in the community

Can corals survive climate change?

Cyclones' emotional toll

Feeling the heat: fungal infections reduce tolerance of heat

Gritty lessons at the UCI MTB World Championships

Inspiring young scientists

JCU check on dugong meadows

JCU Cyclone Testing Station celebrates 40 years of keeping Australians safe

JCU moves to implement Broderick Review recommendations

JCU now ranked in the top 250 of world’s universities

JCU scientist recognised with new parasite

JCU team’s winning basketball formula

New weapons against tuberculosis

Sharks longer in the tooth than we thought

Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

Study suggests an answer to young people’s persistent sleep problems

Sweeter water


$1.8M funding to tackle TB, Zika and other infectious diseases

Breast cancer patients sought for JCU study

Bright ideas for street lights

Call to stop African eco-disaster in the making

Developing Northern Australia: greenlight for crucial Northern Australia projects

Global search for vanishing ocean giants

Grant to JCU researcher targets malaria

JCU and 3rd Brigade combat sexual abuse and suicide

JCU and TCC commit to new high-tech Data Centre in NQ

JCU researchers looking at innovative ways to solve the GP shortage in the bush

JCU scientists find scorpions target their venom

JCU to fight disabling tropical diseases with WHO

Many Planned Tropical Roads Shouldn’t Be Built, Concludes Major Study

QCoal Foundation expands eligibility for rural and remote scholarship

Scientists say global road-building explosion could be disastrous for people and nature

Townsville, meet Team USA

Unique programme to count Indo-Pacific’s sharks and rays

Urban design lab launched at JCU

Wet Tropics a critical refuge for Australia’s Rock Orchid


$3 million ports partnership to benefit JCU tropical marine research

100 scholarships available for language learners these school holidays

Approval of the James Cook University Enterprise Agreement 2016

Australia’s Jurassic mysteries to be unearthed

Better protection for crucial seagrass meadows

Call for workers to rise up

Celebrating surgeons

De factos more likely to drink heavily

Inaugural Indigenous Student Awards night

Investigation of massive mangrove dieback boosted

JCU’s TROPWater experts support a global gathering to tackle coral reef problems

Joint statement on Enterprise Agreement negotiations from JCU, NTEU, Together Union, United Voice and ETU

Mystery as frog numbers rebound

Search for champion shrimp to fight for fish farmers

Sharks dine out on fast food

Thousands of scientists warn of catastrophe ahead

What drives Townsville to save water?


All gowned-up for healthy futures

Animals in disaster zones

Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity

Funding boost for indigenous healthcare

Industry partnership puts Cairns a step ahead

International body recognises important dolphin area after JCU Discovery

JCU Lecturer raises MOst MOney for MOvember

New research agenda to eradicate malaria

North Queensland’s future healthcare professionals ready to graduate (Townsville)

Study finds recreational drug users not what we think

Sustainable science: JCU’s The Science Place achieves Australian-first green building rating

Taking stock of a thorny issue: 30 years of crown-of-thorns starfish research on the Great Barrier Reef

Top literary award for JCU academic

Training for health and humanitarian action in emergencies

Travellers lured overseas by cheap flights urged to remember travel health