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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.

QUT News & Events Wrap – June 26 edition

26-06-2017 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 16,474 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter.  To subscribe to this wrap, please email

Pauline Hanson is wrong - and here's the evidence: QUT

23-06-2017 In this Conversation article, QUT education policy expert Associate Professor Linda Graham provides the evidence that proves why One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's views on segregating children with disabilities and autism are ill-informed. 

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.

Free law forum: Pacific Rim power shift – RCEP, TPP and the Silk Road initiative

21-06-2017 A leading law academic has warned Australia will need to reform its intellectual property (IP) and trade policy, in the wake of Trump pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Brisbane Airport named Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport at guide launch.

20-06-2017 Brisbane Airport was named Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport by Alzheimer’s Australia at the launch today in the International Terminal of a new guide to the airport for travellers with dementia.

QUT awards robotics leader Peter Corke title of Distinguished Professor

20-06-2017 QUT has awarded the title of Distinguished Professor to Professor Peter Corke for his outstanding achievements in the field of robotics. 

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.

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.

US Navy biofuels expert joins QUT

19-06-2017 The US Navy’s former Director for Operational Energy Chris Tindal has joined Australian university QUT as an Adjunct Professor thanks to a shared passion for advancing biofuels technology.


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