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QUT researchers find biological factors contributing to post-traumatic stress

21-08-2017 A world-first study investigating the genetics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Vietnam veterans, conducted by QUT in collaboration with the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and funded by RSL Queensland, could help explain why some people develop PTSD after exposure to trauma while others do not.

Australia-first toolkit helps students prescribe medicines safely and effectively

10-08-2017 Prescribing medicines is a common healthcare intervention requiring specific knowledge and skills. Teaching students to safely prescribe medicines is difficult, yet critical. Now, for the first time, a Toolkit is available to help universities teach students the skills they need to prescribe safely and effectively.

Organ donation advocate named Outstanding Alumni winner for Faculty of Health

01-08-2017 For 26 years Tina Coco AO has devoted her life to advocating organ and tissue donation and transplantation services in Queensland.

Optometrist named QUT Young Alumnus of the Year

01-08-2017 Optometrist Kate Gifford is a pioneer in her profession. Not only is she the youngest, and only the second woman, to become National President of the profession’s peak body, Optometry Australia, she is an internationally recognised leader in clinical management of myopia (short-sightedness) in children and young adults.

Slow down: The data on who's driving too fast

21-08-2017 Would you get behind the wheel drunk? Would you travel 65km/h in a 60 zone? The impact on driving performance is roughly the same, and is the message QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) is highlighting on the first day of Queensland Road Safety Week 2017.

Aussie plant could be new ‘antibiotic’ weapon against Golden Staph

04-08-2017 QUT researchers and Australian biotech company HFPA are hoping to turn a native Australian plant into a major new antibiotic after discovering the plant possesses antibacterial activity equivalent to some antibiotics currently used to treat Golden Staph infections.

Finding a positive way to a permanent home: Survey seeks views of foster and kinship carers

25-07-2017 Queensland foster and kin carers are being asked to take part in a survey to identify positive ways to give kids a chance of a permanent home.

Tailgating blamed for rear-end crashes, queue-jumping blamed for tailgating

06-07-2017 Tailgating is the leading cause of rear-end crashes with one-in-two drivers failing to keep a safe following distance, a new QUT report has revealed.

Free health checks for Caboolture kids

29-06-2017 QUT Health Clinics will again be conducting free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture Campus on Wednesday 5 July.

Stop abusing your eyes: Put down that phone or tablet & get outside

26-06-2017 Is our tech-laden modern world wearing out your eyes? QUT eye health researcher and optometrist Associate Professor Scott Read says it’s a case of not just stopping to smell those flowers, but having a good look at them too.

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