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Young adults needed for study into impact of Vitamin D on eyesight

05-05-2016 Do you live in Brisbane? Are you aged between 18 and 25? If so you’re invited to take part in a QUT study looking at the role vitamin D plays in how accurate our eyes are at focussing near and far.

Scare campaign by publishers & authors not for Australians' benefit

03-05-2016 The scare campaign by publishers and authors against the Productivity Commission’s latest report which recommends dropping parallel import restrictions is a ‘shame’, says QUT Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Matthew Rimmer.

QUT News & Events Wrap

03-05-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 13,403 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this news wrap, please email

QUT develops new model to better predict crash blackspots

03-05-2016 QUT has developed a new blackspot identification method that offers an unbiased prediction of crash counts and allows a more accurate way to identify high-risk crash sites.

Genes that raise the chances of non-identical twins identified

29-04-2016 Gene variants that increase by 29 per cent a woman’s chance of giving birth to non-identical twins have been identified in a breakthrough international collaboration by researchers from Queensland, Iceland, Netherlands and the US.

End-of-life care doctors consider patient & family needs when deciding to end treatment

29-04-2016 The first Australian study on how end-of-life care doctors use the term “futile treatment” to make decisions on whether further treatment should be given when a person has no hope of recovery and death is near, has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia today.

New technologies to eliminate fossil fuel use in the sugar industry

28-04-2016 QUT researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.

QUT first-time novelist signs two-book deal with UK publisher

28-04-2016 A novel about a crime-solving courtesan set in 1860s London written by a QUT Creative Industries academic and PhD candidate has been snapped up by UK publishing company Legend Press.

Suspicious skin lesion images sent to doctors via mobile app for faster cancer detection

28-04-2016 QUT is leading an international study to increase rates of early melanoma diagnosis via a mobile app that can take and send images of suspicious lesions to dermatologists during self-skin or partner-assisted skin examinations for rapid diagnosis or be used as a method of second opinion by general practitioners.

Hospital patients who miss or eat small meals raise their risk of death

27-04-2016 Hospital patients who eat less than a quarter of the food they are offered or who are already malnourished are significantly more likely to die within 30 days of admission, research on more than 3000 patients in 56 Australian and New Zealand hospitals has found.


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