Queensland University of Technology

Mushroom compound suppresses prostate tumors

A mushroom used in Asia for its medicinal benefits has been found to be 100 per cent effective in suppressing prostate tumour development in mice during early trials, new Queensland University of Technology ...

May 23, 2011
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Neuroscientist develops brain vitality index

Why is it we are happy to talk about our physical health, like exercise and diet but we are not comfortable talking about brain health? One measure of body health is the body mass index (BMI) but what single ...

Jul 28, 2014
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Hand me a towel, it's more hygienic

(Medical Xpress)—Next time you wash your hands, it is worth remembering that it is more hygienic to dry your hands using paper towels than electric air dryers, according to a QUT-led study.

Jun 05, 2013
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Sunscreen saves superhero gene

(Medical Xpress)—Next time your kids complain about putting on sunscreen, tell them this: Sunscreen shields a superhero gene that protects them from getting cancer.

Oct 08, 2013
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Don't judge older drivers by age

Encouraging older drivers to self-regulate their driving rather than revoking their licence based on age, has the potential to improve their safety and maintain their independence, a QUT study has found.

Jan 28, 2014
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Exercise is the best medicine: QUT study

Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women.

Jul 11, 2014
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