News file for: University of Queensland

University Of Queensland Spinoff Attracts US$45 Million

University Of Queensland Spinoff Attracts US$45 Million

Spinifex Pharmaceuticals will use the investment to run clinical trials for EMA401, an oral treatment for pain that has been shown not to have central nervous system side effects.

Using Genetics To Determine Mosquito Age

Using Genetics To Determine Mosquito Age

Scientists are now able to determine the age of mosquitoes with transcriptional profiling, and have shown that disease transmission is by mosquitoes older than twelve days.

Pain Relief From Snail Venom

Pain Relief From Snail Venom

A new form of pain relief derived from snail venom is 100 times more potent than existing drugs and avoids addiction, scientists say.

Molecular Methods To Track Super-Resistant Gonorrhea

Molecular Methods To Track Super-Resistant Gonorrhea

Scientists say that their new molecular approach will enhance the ability to track and contain the spread of drug-resistant gonorrhea.

Diabetic Women Face Higher Risk Of Stroke Than Men

Diabetic Women Face Higher Risk Of Stroke Than Men

A meta-analysis of papers published on diabetes shows that diabetic women are more susceptible to stroke than diabetic men, possibly because of obesity.

Study Shows HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

Study Shows HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

By linking Queensland records of HPV vaccinations with the pap smear register, scientists have been able to show that vaccinations have been effective in protecting against cervical cancer.

Birds Of A Feather Flock Left Or Right

Birds Of A Feather Flock Left Or Right

Scientists find that budgies’ inbuilt bias to the left or right, analogous to human handedness, helps them avoid mid-air collisions.

Nano-Sensor For Personalized Antibiotic Treatments

Nano-Sensor For Personalized Antibiotic Treatments

The rapid measurement of blood antibiotic levels would allow doctors to tailor the dosage to each individual, according to a study.

Body Kills Blood Cancers On A Daily Basis

Body Kills Blood Cancers On A Daily Basis

Immune cells undergo ‘spontaneous’ changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if they were not destroyed by our immune system.

Safer Treatment For Teens With Acne

Safer Treatment For Teens With Acne

Researchers have proposed new guidelines for safer prescription of a common acne drug linked with suicide and depression.