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‘I Snapchat and drive!’: Confessions of young Qld drivers

Snapchat has emerged as a surprise threat to Queensland drivers, with a new QUT study showing one in six young drivers surveyed had used Snapchat behind the wheel.

Biomechanical research centre to transform personalised surgical treatment

A new research centre headquartered at QUT will transform the area of personalised surgical treatment of joints using state-of-the-art biomechanical techniques.

Study finds benefits in investing in hospital cleaning

There are an estimated 165,000 healthcare-associated infections each year in Australia, posing a risk to patient safety and incurring significant costs. A new study led by QUT and Wesley Medical Research has found evidence that investing in environmental cleaning can help protect patients and deliver cost savings for hospitals.

QUT appoints new Provost

After an extensive international search QUT has appointed a new Provost, Professor Nic Smith, currently the Dean of Engineering at the University of Auckland.

Short course aims to improve community health outcomes in remote locations in Papua New Guinea

The School of Nursing in conjunction with the International Projects Unit recently delivered the Australia Awards short course in Family and Child Health Planning and Administration. Twenty four participants – nurses, midwives, and health extension officers – from rural and remote locations across Papua New Guinea attended the course

Chlamydia in testicular tissue linked to male infertility

The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men’s fertility has been highlighted in a QUT-led study, which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile men whose infertility had no identified cause.