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21 April 2021

New tool in kit to turn tide on disease

Antibacterial resistance is one of our most serious health threats, but elusive peptides found in animals and plants could hold the key to developing modern medicines to tackle this threat to human health.
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14 April 2021

Discovering the hole in malaria safety net

More than 2.2 billion insecticide-injected mosquito nets have been delivered to countries, in the global fight to control malaria.
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07 April 2021

Why kids are losing sleep

New analysis of sleep health studies has found Indigenous Australian children suffer disproportionately from sleep problems.
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24 March 2021

Work from home needs more homework

Workplaces must address the challenge of the growing number of flexible working from home arrangements, to safeguard the mental and physical well-being of employees. Dr Jacqueline Reznik from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, is leading research in the wake of COVID-19.
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17 March 2021

Psychedelic drug may free addicts

As the use of psychedelic drugs comes back into favour in psychotherapy, a James Cook University study has found there may be benefits in using the traditional South American concoction ayahuasca to treat those with serious addiction problems.
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08 March 2021

Celebrating the researching women whose work is helping to close health gap

RESEARCHING women such as GP training graduate and Fulbright Scholarship recipient Dr Allison Hempenstall, have changed the way patients receive treatment, with her pioneering study into the way skin infections are treated in the Torres Strait making inroads for Indigenous health outcomes.
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02 March 2021

New mobile phone App to help people living with diabetes

Researchers at James Cook University have developed a new health App designed to be a hit with people living with diabetes in rural and remote areas.
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17 February 2021

The future of infectious disease modelling?

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine researcher Dr Michael Meehan, is using genetic sequencing data to develop a world-leading system to model and analyse the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.
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10 February 2021

Refugee stress and molecular mental health

Professor Zoltan Sarnyai, a neuroscientist at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, was part of a team that analysed research on basic biological mechanisms underpinning the risk of psychiatric disorders – specifically those found in refugee populations.
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03 February 2021

Race is on to develop new protection after 100 years of tuberculosis vaccine

This year will no doubt be remembered for COVID-19 but 2021 also marks 100 years since the first vaccine for tuberculosis was administered.
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28 January 2021

Crickets on the menu to feed world's people by 2050?

The thought of eating insects is already stomach turning for many, but new research suggests allergy-causing proteins in bugs could pose serious health risks for those suffering from shellfish allergy.
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15 December 2020

Award-winning team leads way to inform COVID-19 policy

FROM the onset of the global pandemic in Australia, the infectious diseases modelling team at JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, has been at the forefront of informing policymakers on ways to minimise damage and contain COVID-19.
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21 April 2020

Knife edge

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