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March

Why can floods like those in the Northern Rivers come in clusters?
31 Mar

Even as Lismore and Northern Rivers residents struggle to recover from the first flood, the floods are coming again.

It's time to celebrate at USC Moreton Bay
31 Mar

History will be made in several ways when the University of the Sunshine Coast stages a series of celebrations at its Moreton Bay campus at Petrie on Saturday 2 April.

$12.2 million to build National PTSD Centre, boost mental health research
30 Mar

A national Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre will be established at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Thompson Institute, following the allocation of $12.2 million to the Institute in last night’s Federal Budget.

Scientists reveal new cell pathways involved in Parkinson's disease
30 Mar

USC Professor Robert Harvey is part of an international collaboration that has discovered new cell pathways connected with defects in mitochondria – the power source for cells –   which may hold clues for drug treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Exposure to pro-speeding content higher in speeders: USC study
28 Mar

Self-reported exposure to content encouraging or promoting speeding on social media and mass media was higher in speeders compared to non-speeders, according to the findings by USC’s Road Safety Research Collaboration Unit.

Blood sample trial to help determine next flu vaccine
22 Mar

USC Clinical Trials will soon begin a blood sample trial on the Sunshine Coast that will help the World Health Organisation determine the 2023 Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine.

The Putin problem: is there ever a case to kill tyrants?
21 Mar

Dr Shannon Brincat, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, writes for The Conversation.

School leaver sets sights on making a difference
21 Mar

Aldridge State High School high achiever Vivienne Perry completed high school with a clear career focus – to ‘pay it forward’ by becoming a social worker.

Lifelong love of science finally off the backburner
17 Mar

A Moreton Bay mother has reignited her childhood passion for science, enrolling for a Bachelor of Science at USC Moreton Bay

Schools abuzz as USC insect investigator tracks citizen science projects
15 Mar

A USC joint project to identify rare and common insect species in their own habitats across three Australian states lands on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow.

Can muscle stimulation reduce pain in people with leg artery disease?
14 Mar

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers are testing the effectiveness of a home-based therapy for peripheral artery disease.

Headstart student Tom Longhurst at USC Sunshine Coast
Headstart at USC steers cricketer to coaching career
10 Mar

When Mountain Creek State High School captain and competitive Sunshine Coast cricketer Tom Longhurst learned he could study a university course in Year 11 last year, the choice was easy.

Harvesting plantation logs at Beerburrum. Photo David Lee
How pine tree residue could help power Queensland
9 Mar

Bioenergy produced from harvest waste across South East Queensland’s pine plantations could significantly reduce net carbon emissions and nurture an emerging industry, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Size matters when it comes to the ‘tail’ of a teenager’s brain
8 Mar

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to the ‘tail’ of a teenager’s brain, researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast have found.

Seaweed scientist funded to find high-value aquaculture solution
3 Mar

University of the Sunshine Coast seaweed research that could boost sustainability and cost-effectiveness in prawn and lobster farming has won a 2022 Science and Innovation Award from the Federal Government.