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Response to Clark et al research paper

2483 new JCU places and more to come

Finding the right exercise balance for people with multiple sclerosis

‘Treasure trove’ of new discoveries highlights gaps in coral knowledge

JCU Professor honoured with Australia Day role

Marine parks save sharks from overfishing threat

Teachers question ADHD diagnosis

Glass mountain could improve concrete

A fresh look at the voyage of Endeavour

Rare insights in the war on corrosion

Anaemia hits development of northern bubs


Building community spirit in mining towns

How the reef got its groove back

Prestigious award for reef sentinel

AITHM scientist’s global role in TB vaccine research

New global database to guide coral restoration

Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by 3+ metres – and it could happen again

“Magic” of old photography delighting new generations of artists

Let’s talk about sex

Local artist drawn to the Mabo Library

Coral disease risk factors revealed

Australia needs to leave its tourism comfort zone

Troubled waters

Study indicates alarming fall in dolphin numbers


Big drop in global drownings - but not for our neighbours

JCU’s stunning Central Plaza opens

JCU researchers say g’day to the USA

AI brings automation to seafood industry

New system will streamline development of TB vaccines

JCU welcomes NAIF support for new student accommodation

JCU scholarship helps champion athlete focus on her goals

Rare earth metals: an untapped resource?

Exercise works for those beginning cancer treatment

JCU and Optus – partners for a digital north

JCU graduations postponed

107-year-old autograph album shines light on war-time friendships

JCU COVID-19 response

Heatwaves risky for fish

Coal danger underestimated

Tropical testing sharpened

JCU medicine students provide essential support

Keto diet showing promise


Win-win with Indigenous environmental programs

Soldiers pump iron

Bill Tweddell re-elected as University Chancellor

Climate change triggers Great Barrier Reef bleaching

JCU Physio Clinic now offers telehealth

Should we squash the curve?

Call for stronger restrictions as new phase of virus looms

Plants under pressure

Top scholarship for ground-breaking researcher

Community help wanted for Covid study

Can coral reefs ‘have it all’?

$30,000 scholarship boost for regional science student

Ray of hope for COVID-19 in Australia

Supporting our students

JCU specialists work on new coronavirus clinics

JCU #1 in global partnerships for sustainable development

JCU research extends to Antarctica

Coronavirus: Animal disease detectives to be trained across SE Asia

“Poopcorn” helps uncover plastic risk to turtles

Online classes will help prepare kids for the future


10% of Aussies ignoring pandemic control measures

Can my pet catch COVID-19?

JCU to shore up Pacific disease defence

JCU researcher hopes COVID-19 will put spotlight on wildlife trade

Keeping your home a coronavirus-free zone

New ways into JCU

Breakthrough test for elusive malaria strain

JCU and XUT present China’s new International Engineering College

JCU’s new Deputy Chancellor

Is it safe for kids to return to school?

JCU answers the call to upskill the North

How insured are you?

Jurors easily led astray

Food tests could put Aussie lives at risk

Older people may be more at risk from gaming addiction

Herding buffalo and cattle from space

Aquaculture industry set to be a boon for North’s economy

Iconic Shark Bay at high risk from climate change

Nearly half a million in support for students in need


Big vegetarians of the reef drive fish evolution

Mabo footage released for the first time

Planning future forests

Neural-inspired computers may solve growing problem

JCU top university for blood and plasma donations

Is classroom tech helping or hindering schoolkids’ learning?

Going travelling? Talk to your pharmacist

Prize offered for thoughts on hotel reviews

Mystic drink investigated

Farewell to a great protector of the Reef

Visualising threats to North’s native species

Baby blues hit men too

JCU celebrates 29th in the world at 50

“Missing” historical files found by JCU PhD student

Global recovery must include the Tropics

Bleaching affects aquarium corals, too


‘Harmless’ bacteria turning deadly

Aboriginal artefacts reveal first ancient underwater archaeological sites in Australia

Scientists connect the land to the sea again

Mystery deepens around historic Investigator Tree

Howzat? Mental routines define top batsmen

Post-workout binge a mind game