Queensland University of Technology

Neuroscience

A neuronal cocktail for motivation

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" is a popular adage that talks about the initial thrust required to embark on a task. However, once begun, how do we persevere on the job and not let it fall apart ...

Ecology

Parasites: what causes some species to evolve to exploit others

If you saw the first episode of David Attenborough's new BBC series Perfect Planet, you will have seen the astounding bloodsucking behaviour of the vampire finches. These small birds exist only on two remote islands in the ...

Cardiology

What if silent heart attacks could be diagnosed at home?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack—805,000 Americans annually. For 75 percent of those individuals, it's their first heart attack, making it difficult to act quickly in response to symptoms. ...

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