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2008-12-11 11:07:30

Research conducted at The University of Queensland could contribute to the development of a vaccine and cure for West Nile virus and Dengue fever. Led by Associate Professor Alexander Khromykh, a team of researchers from UQ's School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences identified a novel characteristic of the virus family to which these diseases belong. The team found all flaviviruses produced a small molecule which, among other functions, controlled the host's response to viral infection....

2008-11-17 15:20:00

A scientist at the University of Queensland who developed a vaccine for cervical cancer is working on another inoculation against certain types of skin cancer that could be available in five years time. Professor Ian Frazer said tests of the vaccine had proven successful on animals and that human trials could begin next year and a vaccine for children aged 10 to 12 could be available in five to 10 years. The vaccine would protect against squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common skin...

2008-10-31 03:00:14

Origin Energy has announced that the first gas turbine was installed at its Darling Downs power station site near Dalby in southern Queensland, Australia, marking the commencement of the next phase of construction on the A$780 million project. The Darling Downs power station will generate 630MW of electricity into the grid, providing power to Queensland homes and businesses. The power station will be air-cooled using 200 million liters of water a year, which is around 2% to 3% of the...

2008-10-28 06:00:20

Legend International Holdings, Inc (OTCBB:LGDI) with phosphate projects in the State of Queensland, Australia announced today that it has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Mt Isa Metals Ltd ("MET") for the formation of a Joint Venture ("JV") over each party's respective interest in tenements overlying the D-Tree phosphate deposit. The JV tenements (including applications) cover a total area of 121,500 acres and include an estimated 24,700 acres of mineralised phosphorite horizon...

2008-10-27 06:00:18

Legend International Holdings, Inc (OTCBB:LGDI) with phosphate projects in the State of Queensland, Australia announced today the executive appointments of Mr. Ed Walker as Project Manager, Mr Nigel D'Souza as General Manager Logistics and Mr Mark Edwards as Manager Geology; that new research on Legend has been initiated by Bank of Montreal Capital Markets; and welcomes Soros Fund Management LLC to its register. 1 Executive Appointments: Mr Ed Walker - Project Manager Mr Walker...

2008-10-16 09:50:00

University of Arizona scientists experimenting with some of the coldest gases in the universe have discovered that when atoms in the gas get cold enough, they can spontaneously spin up into what might be described as quantum mechanical twisters or hurricanes. The surprising experimental results agree with independent numerical simulations produced by collaborating scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia. The Arizona and Queensland researchers are reporting the results of the...

2008-09-26 03:00:00

By Eldridge, Deanna Tenkate, Thomas D Abstract Even though environmental health is widely considered to be an integral component of disaster management, limited research on this topic has been conducted. Using a qualitative approach, the authors conducted in-depth interviews of practitioners in Queensland, Australia, to explore the role of environmental health in disaster management and determine how those internal and external to the profession perceive this role. The major themes that...

2008-09-18 06:40:00

Researchers found a mining boom in Australia may be linked with a staggering rise in HIV infections among those who travel to Asia. In the past eight years, rates of HIV infections in Australia have increased by almost 50 percent according to a new national HIV-AIDS report released on Wednesday.In the year to December 2007, Australia had 27,331 cases of HIV infection and 10,230 cases of AIDS, said the report by the National Center in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research."The annual number...

2008-09-17 09:00:53

Electricity network operator Energex has announced that it is investing more than A$10 million on a new substation for Holland Park East in Queensland, Australia. According to the company, new modular buildings are now on site and the new substation is expected to be up and running early 2009. Included in the works is a major reinforcement project currently underway at the Camp Hill substation. The project is part of an A$4 billion-plus five-year capital expenditure program currently...

2008-09-11 11:34:56

Researchers announced on Tuesday the rediscovery of a tiny frog species in a remote area of Australia's tropical north thought by many experts to be extinct. Having gone unseen since 1991, the 1.5 inch-long Armoured Mistfrog, was thought to have been wiped out by a devastating fungus that struck northern Queensland state, experts said. But professor Ross Alford, head of a research team on threatened frogs at the university, said two months ago a doctoral student at James Cook University in...

Latest Queensland Reference Libraries

Orites excelsus
2014-10-13 13:23:35

Orites excelsus is a species of rainforest tree. The species may also be referred to as the Prickly ash, the Mountain silky oak or the White beefwood. This tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. O. excelsus can be found in New South Wales and southeast Queensland. Orites excelsus will typically grow to approximately 100 feet tall. Its trunk is thick with grey or brown bark. Mature leaves become simple and smooth measuring 1.6-7.4 inches and .6-1.8 inches wide. Young leaves are covered...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to brown bark and shiny, green leaves. The plant’s leaves typically measure 7.2 inches long. Between...

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane. It is a slender and medium sized frog, reaching a length of 1.8 inches. It features a rich green...

Yellow-bellied Glider, Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter. The yellow-bellied glider can reach an average body length of 11.8 inches, with an average tail length...

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