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20 September 2019 UQ researchers have discovered a potential drug target for Alzheimer’s disease — an enzyme which has effects on both the immune and nervous systems. Dr Ramón Martínez-Mármol and Professor Frédéric A. Meunier from the Queensland Brain Institute Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research found that targeting one enzyme could combat the...
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19 September 2019 A new residency program in Emergency Medicine was recently approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program will be based at the Ochsner Medical Center and expects to welcome the first class of six learners to begin their training on July 1, 2020. The program is expected to...
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University of Queensland Ochsner medical graduate, Dr Elise Roche Venable is among 40 high-achieving pathologists, pathology residents, and medical laboratory professionals under age 40 who have just been named to the prestigious 2019 ASCP 40 Under Forty list. The award shines the spotlight on those who have already made significant contributions to the profession and...
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12 September 2019 The University of Queensland has continued a stellar year in global rankings, jumping three places in the highly regarded Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. In a field of almost 1400 research-intensive institutions, UQ is celebrating its move to 66th in the world, maintaining fourth position in Australia. Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor...
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29 August 2019 Research into global health issues including antibiotic resistance, inflammatory diseases and stroke has been boosted after The University of Queensland received more than $29.7 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and $1.5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund. The Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt...
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16 August 2019 University of Queensland scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Associate Professor Rick Sturm said the team uncovered the specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles on the body and their role in causing skin cancer. “The...
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17 July 2019 The 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population can only be bridged by protecting patients’ physical and mental health, according to a new study. As part of a LancetPsychiatry Commission into mental illness, University of Queensland researchers found patients’ physical health was often overlooked in pursuit...
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A superfood bread roll made with Australian native bush foods and developed by University of Queensland researchers is now on the menu at Qantas Club in Darwin. UQ’s Associate Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa worked with Indigenous employment provider Karen Sheldon Group to develop a healthy, long-life wholemeal bread using wattle seed and Kakadu plum rather than artificial...
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UQ’s Centre for Online Health (COH) has united its telehealth efforts to provide better health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. COH Director Professor Anthony Smith is leading several major telehealth research projects, providing remote communities in Queensland with improved access to specialist services for common medical conditions such as ear diseases, diabetes...
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The University of Queensland’s commitment to inclusivity and support for the LGBTIQ+ community has been recognised with a prestigious Pride in Diversity national award. UQ has been recognised with a Silver Employer ranking in the 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), which is the definitive national benchmark for LGBTIAQ+ inclusion in the workplace. Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching...
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