James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is a public university based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The university has two Australian campuses, located in Townsville and Cairns respectively, and an international campus in Singapore. JCU is the second oldest university in Queensland—proclaimed in 1970—and the first tertiary education institution in North Queensland.

Address
Townsville, Queensland, Australia 4811
Website
http://www.jcu.edu.au/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook_University

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Immunology

Fighting another virus? Blame your parents

Genetics may play a bigger role in the body's disease-fighting ability than scientists previously thought, according to the results from a new study of twins in Queensland, Australia.

Health

Tough laws prevent gun deaths

A major global report confirms gun-related homicides, suicides and accidents are falling in Australia after the introduction of anti-gun laws, and that the effect of such tough laws is similar elsewhere.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The God of small things

New research suggests people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Art is in the eye of the beholder

A researcher from James Cook University in Australia has found that a person's mental state affects how they look at art.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taking the jab (and the chill) out of vaccination

Scientists in Cairns (Australia) and Cardiff (Wales) have taken an important first step towards solving two problems that hinder access to vaccines: they need to be kept cool, and no one likes needles.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New technique boosts eyewitness recall

New research from a memory expert at James Cook University in Australia shows there may be a simple way to help eyewitnesses of crimes remember more about what they have seen.

Addiction

Study finds recreational drug users not what we think

A James Cook University researcher has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world – and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users.

Health

Call for workers to rise up

A James Cook University study has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health - and that bosses are crucial to helping solve ...

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