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No genetic signs that hearing loss causes Alzheimer’s disease

New QIMR Berghofer and QUT research has found there is no strong genetic evidence that hearing loss causes Alzheimer’s disease, despite both conditions sharing a significant number of genetic variants.

His Honour Judge Nathan Jarro is QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

QUT’s 2020 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is His Honour Judge Nathan Jarro, Queensland’s first Indigenous judge appointed to the District Court of Queensland in 2018.

Molecular microbiologist wins Georgina Sweet award

A leading QUT molecular microbiologist has been recognised by the Georgina Sweet Awards in support of gender equality in sciences, as announced today by the University of Melbourne.

Eye Health Hero: Lauren Hutchinson

QUT Optometry alumna Lauren Hutchinson was recently named by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) as one of its Eye Health Heroes - Future Leaders for 2020.

“Nano-pillared” surface traps and kills COVID-19

QUT scientists have developed a way to kill COVID-19 virus on aluminium surfaces with a wet-etching technique that forms random ‘nano-pillars’ like miniscule spears, proven to have both antiviral and antibacterial properties.