QLD

  • 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 […]

  • Developing safe and effective painkillers from tarantula venom
    Posted in: 2019, QLD

    Alexander Mueller – PhD candidate, University of Queensland Developing safe and effective painkillers from tarantula venom A new painkiller developed from tarantula spider venom holds potential for relieving pain without causing side-effects. The painkiller, developed by University of Queensland scientists, has the potential to reduce the huge social and economic impacts of pain which costs […]

  • Smart robot learns to detect and spray weeds
    Posted in: 2019, QLD

    Dr Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi – Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, James Cook University Smart robot learns to detect and spray weeds A smart robotic tool that automatically identifies and kills weeds in their natural environment may reduce the $5billion impact that weeds currently have on Australia’s economy. James Cook University scientists developed the tool […]