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3D printing to help deliver life-saving treatment for breast cancer

17-07-2017 World-leading personalised medicine research combining regeneration and chemotherapy is being led by QUT’s Distinguished Professor Dietmar W Hutmacher.

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.

QUT News & Events Wrap – July 3 edition

03-07-2017 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 16,549 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter.  To subscribe to this wrap, please email

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.

Surgeons make mistakes and would welcome robotic help: QUT study

22-06-2017 A team of QUT biologists, roboticists and surgeons are building robotic tools to help orthopaedic surgeons avoid unintended damage while performing knee arthroscopies. In this Conversation article, Dr Anjali Jaiprakash and Professors Jonathan Roberts and Ross Crawford explore the difficulties surrounding this common procedure and the willingness of surgeons to accept robotic help.

Commercialisation deal for home-grown cancer saliva test

19-06-2017 QUT’s commercialisation arm, bluebox, has signed an agreement with multinational healthcare company MDxHealth to evaluate and develop a saliva-based test for the early detection of oral cancer.

Airborne bacteria remain alive for 45 minutes

19-06-2017 Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands. QUT and UQ scientists have developed a new technique to study how some common disease causing bacteria can spread up to 4m and remain alive in the air for up to 45 minutes.

Bridging the gap to take medicines to market

07-06-2017 QUT and Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical Growth Centre (MTPConnect), together with a consortium of 14 partners including global pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, universities and industry associations, will officially launch The Bridge Program at an event at Fishburners in Sydney on Thursday (June 8), with opening address provided by The Honourable Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson.

Brisbane researchers discover native Australian plant can kill Zika virus

01-06-2017 QUT researchers in collaboration with Health Focus Products Australia (HFPA) have discovered a group of naturally occurring compounds in an Australian native plant that effectively kill the Zika virus.


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