Brisbane scientists awarded US funding to help fight new viruses like COVID & Monkeypox

A team of Brisbane scientists led by QUT’s Dr Nathan Boase has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense global grant to investigate a new method to prevent emerging viruses like COVID-19 and Monkeypox from being able to spread through human cells during new pandemics.

Australia & developed nations must share COVID-19 technologies with the world

Australia and other national governments should follow the lead of the United States and share their intellectual property on COVID-19 technology through the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), says QUT IP law expert Professor Matthew Rimmer.

Researchers fear career breaks risk future funding success

Fierce competition for medical research funding makes many researchers loath to disclose in grant applications their career disruptions, such as illness or childbirth, to explain research output gaps for fear of appearing ‘weak’ or unable to fulfil long-term research.

Nutrition students get job-ready to tackle new National Obesity Strategy

QUT nutrition students are working with industry professionals to get job-ready and tackle Australia’s new National Obesity Strategy and healthy nutrition interventions.

Future health planning gaps between GPs, nurses and the public exposed

As Australia’s population ages, nurses recommend people start actioning Advance Care Planning in their early 40s, 15 years ahead of what GPs suggest and what the public believe is necessary according to a new study from QUT.

Fulbright Scholarship steps up QUT’s work to reduce diabetic amputations

Around 1.8 million Australians have diabetes and more than 4400 endure life-changing foot or leg amputations every year due to their body’s inability to heal foot ulcers. But a QUT PhD researcher is now set to head to the United States to investigate limb-saving healing therapies after being awarded a 2022 Fulbright Scholarship.