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Ancient dino nursery the oldest ever found

Big trees face ‘dire future’

Cycads are not a dog’s best friend

JCU graduates top the field in fellowship exams

JCU offers for Semester 1, 2012 posted

New guidebook for Wet Tropics

No love lost between bowerbirds in quest for mate


Act early, act local to save landscapes

Big fish reveal shelter secrets

Daniel’s looking for what gets your goat going

Fish learn to cope in a high CO2 world

JCU supports parents and partners

Map details Coral Sea highs and lows

Oh! What a week is planned

Orientation week @ JCU Cairns

Skills for parents

Two Northern Queensland iconic organisations formalise friendship


Avoiding the tragedy of overfishing

Award for JCU Singapore

Careers Fair connections

Experts tackle parasite disease

Fission for a safe new energy source

Fulbright for hookworm researcher

Heineken Prize for researcher & communicator

JCU students investigate the world of work

New PhD network to tackle tropical challenges

Parenting comes at a price – for male fish

Uplifting news in the world of geology


Babies and bottles no bother for new graduate

Box jellyfish secret uncovered

CO2 is messing with coral skeletons

Double threat to turtles

Fishing industry aims to reduce net bycatch

Gadek heads JCU Academic Board

Garlic keeps fanged parasite away

JCU graduation this weekend

JCU honours former High Court Judge

JCU Professor appointed to Tokyo chair

Leadership skills lead to scholarship

Massive work on coastal science launched

PhD a family affair

Reef winners and losers in a warmer world

Searching for a new end to the Reef

Story of human origins evolves

Teddies bear cost of educating preps

Waste not, want not at JCU

Why is Great Barrier Reef ‘not so great’


A close encounter with Venus

Celebrating Mabo’s courage

Celebrating The Coral Triangle

Examining attitudes toward sun protection

Food dangers in focus

Graduates top 6000 in Cairns

Happiness explored on film

High school maths and science under scrutiny

Household soil samples wanted for Q Fever study

Island paradise at risk

It’s all in the eyes for footy’s tough guys

JCU students rewarded with bursaries

JCU-US Navy tackle battlefield trauma

New digs for items from old digs

No need to shoulder pain

Protecting the ‘koalas of the marine world’

The changing face of ‘control’

Time running out for free exercise clinics

We are the guests of green plants

When oils ain’t just oils


Hinchinbrook gets its own frog

JCU recruits students from PNG

JCU welcomes Sally Kift

Leadership skills lead to adventure

Lifetime award for coastal research

Science and settlement

Taskforce to tackle JCU’s tropical future

Topical tropical data gets its own hub

Torres teaching

Tummy troubles investigated


Algal oil to help healthy diets

Conservation agreements studied

Education the key to sustainability

Food security at risk in coral countries

Growing threats to biodiversity arks

JCU helping to save our furry icon

JCU two join elite of researchers

Let’s save what reef remains

Making science a passionate affair for children

Parasites: a modern cure

PNG–Cairns partnership formalised

V-P and champion of women’s health

Who else is living on earth?

‘Next generation’ business degree


Biomedicine: discovering the science of medicine

Botanist shaped future of science

Critical role in health workforce needed

Indigenous quartet join JCU honour board

JCU honours outstanding alumni

JCU ranks with the best

Mentor reunion

Reef interruptions examined

Sport and education to inspire youth

Top UN official top JCU alumnus

Tropical infections under the microscope

‘Dead planet’ work nabs arts prize


A vision for Africa

Annual clash of Townsville titans

Birds on the move

Cairns academic chosen for Hawaii Ironman

Cairns hosts Indigenous student games

Cairns wins Indigenous student games

Chief Justice to attend Cairns Law Ball

Come help celebrate research at JCU

Finding out why diabetes causes foot ulcers

Five star rating for JCU

Great Australian World Firsts

Humans the new Sorcerer’s Apprentices

Innovative blood loss treatment awarded

Literary award to be announced

Local student off to global forum on politics

Neighbourly relations over animal health

New academic leader for JCU

Paralysis ticks appear in city

Reconsidering two old friends: corals and fish

Science at the Salt House: Q fever

Students soak up science

Trailblazing ideas for treating disease and improving ecology

‘Lady of the Sea’ under threat


Computer whiz wins top engineering medal

Emergency medico named one of country’s best

Go fly a kite this weekend for a good cause

Healthy living tips for the young

Historic trees revealed in Qld landscape

Hospital evacuees needed for JCU study

International agents visit

JCU alumnus to study effects of eclipse

JCU Singapore gets business award

Left or right? That is the question

Mears collects top book award

Mechanically engineered for success

Medal to honour engineering bright spark

New ITR chief named

Northern development in focus

Northern health research receives funding boost

Psychology students master their destiny

Researchers find ‘killer solution’ to reef killer

Sex as weapon against parasites

Stressing the importance of mental health

Students tackle tropical issues

Teachers in demand in the north

Teams vie for coveted Chancellor’s Cup

The importance of recharging your batteries

Tropical research leaders nurtured

Walk this way

When the dingoes are away, the cats can play


'Tus' test to detect disease

A heart-stopping sting

A koala update for Magnetic Island

Cairns CCTV leads way in assault reduction

Cairns JCU chief to move on

China’s focus on JCU Cairns

Closing the health research gap

Humanity urged to use ‘borrowed time’

Indigenous history saga up for top award

Indigenous legal needs: NT report

JCU scientist to head global shark expert group

Key to species diversity buried in poo

Learning life lessons from lizards

Life shorter in the tropics

Local researchers receive funding

Local spotlight on our Asia future

Marine reserves ‘must adapt to climate change’

Naïve fish easy targets for spear fishers

Noted entrepreneur to give business address

Party time for all creatures great and small

Scientists find more use for crops

Top award for Indigenous teacher program

Trading in the tools for academic dress

Tropical surgery — sliced in paradise


A sense of place key to disaster recovery

Cane toads can be stopped

Future grim for ‘biggest, most magnificent trees’

Graduates celebrate completing degrees

Help for school leavers at decision time

Help for school leavers at decision time

JCU Asian initiative tackles poverty

JCU historian’s book wins top prize

JCU honours its founders

JCU rewards schools for sustainability focus

JCU’s $80m education revolution gets go-ahead

Mammals decline in Top End

Marine turtles shun spotlight

Remember your health before travel

Two new lizards discovered in Townsville area

World-class research rates at JCU