• Household drug may give small babies a better start to life
    Posted in: 2019, QLD

    Julie Wixey – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland Small Australian babies born at risk for learning and behavioural problems now have hope for better brain development through Ibuprofen, a common household drug, better known as Nurofen. University of Queensland researchers found that treating babies born smaller than […]

  • Improving life support by de-stressing blood cells
    Posted in: 2019, QLD

    Antony McNamee – PhD candidate, Griffith University A Griffith University researcher investigating how life support machines can cause life-threatening complications has won the Judge’s Award in the 2019 Fresh Science Competition. As a Queensland finalist in the 2019 Fresh Science Competition, Gold Coast based PhD candidate Antony McNamee was recognised for delivering the best public […]

  • Better emergency responses by removing social bots
    Posted in: 2019, SA

    Image credit: Mehwish Nasim Better emergency responses by removing social bots Filtering out social bots can help critical response teams see what’s happening in real time Researchers have created an algorithm that distinguishes between misinformation and genuine conversations on Twitter, by detecting messages churned out by social bots. Dr Mehwish Nasim and colleagues at the […]