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Browse our Media Releases from 2023


Venom or silk? Funnel-web behaviour laid bare

Global variation in the fate of coral reefs

Fishy project set to turn up the heat

Early Alzheimer’s detection a step closer

Indigenous leader elected as JCU’s next Chancellor

2624 new places at JCU, and more to come

Travel industry faces post-pandemic choices

Most coral reef sharks and rays may be at risk of extinction

Building standards in cyclone areas need upgrading

Manufacturing to take off with Area 61

Professor honoured with Australia Day role

New tech opens doors for cancer detection

Breakthrough testing standard developed for COVID-19 RATs

Soldiers ‘use the force’ to stay fighting fit


New study to help bush kids

New study reveals critically low numbers of north Queensland quolls

Study adds more brains to the brawn

Citizen scientists tend oyster gardens

World Radio Day celebrates unstoppable radio

Veterans’ exhibition arrives at JCU

Hi-tech is making the seas transparent

New way to check if turtles are ‘fat and happy’

Scientists solving micro jellyfish mystery

When will invasive species be considered native?

Social work students lend a hand to GPs


Cairns Medicine degree begins

Spectacular new species discovered on remote Queensland island

From jellyfish and corals to a molecular thermometer

Foundation delivers double for JCU students

Treating older workers better

Touch footy star’s scholarship first

Heatwave risk needs quick response

Revheads without hats

Mindfulness can help diabetes sufferers

Planning a future at the edge of Australia

Robed and ready: 221 new Cairns graduates

Curious rats solve puzzles

Farmers in cyberspace


Oral cancer warning

Link between alcohol consumption and partner violence in PNG

Putting flight patterns under the microscope

Massive study pinpoints Covid prevention strategies for kids

Reef fishes are changing

Scientists track one of the world’s most invasive ants in waterways

Higher density housing needed - but regions have to be careful

Students soar with airport scholarship

JCU program delivers its first Invictus Games competitor

Suicide link to climate change unfounded


Tackling the psychology of poaching

Climate change hits birds’ birth rates

Mackay JCU campuses gifted Indigenous name

Building healthier, stronger Torres Strait communities from within

City cane toads evolving

‘Nemo’s’ remarkable gene switch to a life on the reef

Economics and optics influence environmental program

JCU to develop a better breeding barra

Abuse and neglect put kids on fast track to crime

Small, fast-growing reef fishes evolved in a warming ocean

Ambos feel the heat

Funnel-web spider venom varies

Stroke recovery research: help needed

History made as JCU honours first Indigenous Chancellor

Panel to shed light on Voice to Parliament


Hairdressers to look for dangerous cancers

Mindfulness program gets a new workout

Bettong genes reveal a problem

Saving Sarah the Sawfish

Covering children checks cancer

Reef sharks at much higher risk of extinction than previously thought

Students strengthen connections with marine world

Human rights vital for conservation

i-RAT: a new tool for more efficient sugarcane irrigation

Students thrive at Winter School

FNQ’s healthy future takes shape


Radio remains top of the pops

Bright sparks get taste of engineering with JCU

Scientists raise alarm over research interference

Know your enemy – mosquito species in the Pacific

No refuge from plastic

New AI tech helps pick the fittest fish

Threatened plant rescue is a Eureka Prize finalist

JCU researcher scholarships now highest in Queensland

Scientists search for adaptive coral reefs

Youth justice study shows fatal trend


Tiny worms help with a huge health problem

Scientists push boundaries in flu fight

Deep reef dive reveals new discoveries

Fixing the new dog blues

JCU’s 5 stars for success

Tropical forests may be approaching a critical threshold

Construction starts on landmark CTEC

Large-scale seagrass restoration takes root in Tropical Australia

Trevally’s mystery spread probed

New ARC Training Centre in Plant Biosecurity


Allergy tests come up short

Weed sprayer a game-changer for farmers

$34m support for ground-breaking JCU programs and research

Deepfakes tricky to spot

Restoring the Smiles of Yarrabah

Indigenous students soar at awards

JCU seeks industry partners for a healthy future

Corals storm back after ‘sea-weeding’ project

Plant pathogen threatens rare parrot

Extremist views infiltrate land claims

Study links obesity and sleep

Clear and precise a winner for being liked

Long-term decline in GBR dugong populations confirmed

Outstanding Alumni shine at Awards

Canned fish can still trigger allergic reactions


Sensor the size of a single molecule a potential game-changer

Scholarship gives platform for success

Scientists have nearly eradicated dengue

Amazon secrets unveiled

‘The Jaguar’ catches 2023 Roderick Literary Award

JCU researchers conduct their first single cell experiments

Spraying away Pacific island mozzies

Uni and Army face off for Games showdown

Roderick prize for Australian literature jumps to $50,000

Climate change and mental health

Mindfulness program expands to help women

The healing charms of music

Academy opens door to JCU students

Map project digitally unlocks the past


Scientists probe nature’s new balance

Quarantine glasshouse to help fight invasive plants

Elusive skink found in Queensland after 42 years

Residents urged to prep for disasters

Northern bees at risk from insecticide

Research into new treatments for a deadly disease

‘Calm Your Farm’! Farm injury prevention game for teens


Citizen scientists help discover new mantis species

Traditional Owners study ancient marine ecosystem as it spawns the next generation of corals

JCU Welcomes Engineers without Borders

Stingray diet keeps Hammerhead sharks close to shore

Coral – algae relationships investigated

Scientists fight new spread of tropical disease

JCU wants your flood pics and videos

Octopus DNA contains grave warning for sea level rise