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Controlling fear by modifying DNA

For many people, fear of flying or of spiders skittering across the lounge room floor is more than just a momentary increase in heart rate and a pair of sweaty palms. It’s a hard-core phobia that can lead to »

Controlling fear by modifying DNA
Kidney disease gene controls cancer highway

University of Queensland researchers have discovered that a gene that causes kidney disease also controls growth of the lymphatic system, a key route through which cancer spreads. Pkd1 is the most frequently mutated gene in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, »

Kidney disease gene controls cancer highway
Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business

Queensland businesses could be losing over $12 billion per annum as a result of company fraud according to a recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – and small businesses are most at risk. ”Fraud is not just a »

Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business
Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, according to a new study from ECU. In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Criminology, researchers from ECU’s School »

Inside the mind of a burglar
Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology

A hypersonic flight experiment at eight times the speed of sound, led by a University of Queensland PhD student, has safely launched in Norway. PhD student Dillon Hunt, a senior mission systems engineer with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology »

Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology
Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence

The increasingly common practice of drinking at home before hitting the nightclubs is the major predictor of people experiencing harm or violence, Australia’s largest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime has found. The ‘Dealing with alcohol-related harm and the night-time »

Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence
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In fear of your boss? New UNSW research shows you’ll be far less creative

New research from the Australian School of Business at UNSW Australia indicates workers who fear their boss are likely to be less creative. By contrast, a person who is given rewards and new experiences will [more]

UQ research may lead to drug to fight leukaemia

7 May 2014 A molecular ‘target’ that could lead to a drug to fight leukaemia is in the sights of a team of University of Queensland researchers. Professor Tom Gonda, from UQ’s School of Pharmacy, said [more]

Controlling fear by modifying DNA

For many people, fear of flying or of spiders skittering across the lounge room floor is more than just a momentary increase in heart rate and a pair of sweaty palms. It’s a hard-core [more]

Kidney disease gene controls cancer highway

University of Queensland researchers have discovered that a gene that causes kidney disease also controls growth of the lymphatic system, a key route through which cancer spreads. Pkd1 is the most frequently mutated gene in [more]

The captive elephant population in Laos will be extinct in just over a century if current management practices do not change, a University of Queensland study has found. It is estimated that only 480 captive elephants [more]

Employees and group members respect leaders who embody the goals of the team, according to new research from The University of Queensland. This conclusion challenges the common belief that the best way to build bonds [more]

Scientists have gained new insight into the damage done to coral in the Southern Great Barrier Reef by river run-off caused by intense weather events like the 2011 floods. Core samples obtained from corals around the [more]

When people think of mental illness related to body image, the first thing that usually comes to mind is anorexia or associated eating disorders. But, the lesser known body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is five times [more]

A variation of Short Man’s syndrome applies to man’s best friend, new evidence from the University of Sydney suggests. The shorter the dog, regardless of breed, the more likely it is to march [more]

Rotting lungs, cancerous eyes, fat-lined arteries and ageing skin are the usual confronting images used to entice smokers to quit around this time of year, but a new study will test if positive visualisations can [more]

A University of Queensland researcher has questioned the effectiveness of ‘sex sells’, a common rationale underlying many advertising campaigns. UQ School of Psychology Honorary Research Fellow Dr Renata Bongiorno suggested that using sexualised images of [more]

Everyone has their own theory about how to best relieve the pain of a jellyfish sting, however a team of University of Sydney researchers has examined a host of often-used methods to determine which is [more]

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Controlling fear by modifying DNA

For many people, fear of flying or of spiders skittering across the lounge room floor is more than just a [more]

Kidney disease gene controls cancer highway

University of Queensland researchers have discovered that a gene that causes kidney disease also controls growth of the lymphatic system, [more]

Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business

Queensland businesses could be losing over $12 billion per annum as a result of company fraud according to a recent study [more]

Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, [more]

Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology

A hypersonic flight experiment at eight times the speed of sound, led by a University of Queensland PhD student, has [more]

Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence

The increasingly common practice of drinking at home before hitting the nightclubs is the major predictor of people experiencing harm [more]

Research reveals women are more interested in a man’s earning capacity than the size of his wallet

Despite ABBA’s insistence that women long for “money, money, money”, research has found that The Beatles were on the [more]

Challenges still face women seeking seniority in business

Research conducted by the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance underpinning the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership reveals a decade [more]

Swiss Army Knife teeth secret to seal’s success

Biologists have shown how an advanced set of teeth give Antarctic leopard seals the biological tools to feast on prey [more]

Beautiful physics: Tying knots in light

New research published today seeks to push the discovery that light can be tied in knots to the next level. [more]