JCU is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide. 

A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics. 

As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.

JCU Research News

    Designer worm spit supercharges healing
    Thu, 25 May 2017
    Every day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it’s one every 30 seconds.A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds – and scientists from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) in Cairns are now able to produce a version of the molecule on a large enough scale to make it available for laboratory tests and eventually clinical trials.

    Lost at sea: mum and dad build homes to keep baby corals close
    Tue, 23 May 2017
    Coral larvae depend on their parents to create nooks and crannies for them so that they can stay, settle and re-establish after a reef has been damaged, according to new findings published this week.

    Ferals hunt goes hi-tech
    Wed, 17 May 2017
    Scientists will use state-of-the-art technology to hunt feral pigs and buffalo in Australia’s remote north.

    JCU team says hominid lived alongside modern humans
    Tue, 9 May 2017
    James Cook University scientists have discovered that primitive hominids lived in Africa at the same time as humans – the first time this has been established.

    In the business of research
    Thu, 4 May 2017
    Senior business academics from around Australia and New Zealand are meeting in Cairns this week.

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