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

    Potential breakthrough: can a common diabetes drug slow aneurysm growth?
    Wed, 5 Jul 2017
    A new study by researchers at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University has found a common diabetes medication could limit the need for surgery in patients suffering from a potentially life threatening aneurysm.

    ‘Perfect storm’ led to 2016 GBR bleaching
    Mon, 3 Jul 2017
    Researchers from James Cook University and the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium say unprecedented oceanographic conditions in 2016 produced the perfect storm of factors that lead to a mass coral bleaching.

    NAIDOC celebration of First Languages
    Fri, 30 Jun 2017
    My Pathway and James Cook University (JCU) have partnered to present a NAIDOC Week 2017 event that celebrates the importance of traditional language. A presentation by the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) will explore options to provide language resources that are made by the community, with the community and for the community.

    Essential oils to combat insect-borne diseases
    Fri, 30 Jun 2017
    A James Cook University team working in collaboration with the University of New Caledonia says a simple chemical process can transform essential oils into an effective mosquito repellent.

    Tackling the biggest killer you may never have heard of
    Tue, 27 Jun 2017
    Merck, a leading science and technology company, has announced a three-year research partnership to continue efforts to eliminate one of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases.

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