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Happy as a clam: the UniSC research stopping stress in oysters, that could end up in human hospitals
22 Mar

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast may have found a new way to treat heart health and immune function in humans, from a very unusual source.

Future global leaders learn building blocks of infrastructure
17 Mar

A group of future global leaders from South Asia are exploring key learnings in building regional infrastructure for trade and economic growth through a University of the Sunshine Coast course centred on international diplomacy and capacity building.

Global interest in koala vaccine leads to funding
14 Mar

Global interest in a vaccine that can treat chlamydia in koalas has resulted in funding that will help University of the Sunshine Coast scientists with the next phase of development.

Global plastic pollution crisis: The Galápagos Islands under threat
13 Mar

It is one of most pristine and protected places in the world, but new research has revealed the alarming extent of plastic pollution in the Galápagos archipelago and the harm it poses to the rare and endangered animals who live there.

Study finds diet myths ‘hidden’ in social media
13 Mar

Joint UniSC research published in the Journal of Sociology has found potentially dangerous health misinformation in ‘What I Eat in a Day’ YouTube videos, as Dr Naomi Smith urges social media users to carefully evaluate the material presented.

Unique university placement helps tackle workforce crisis in aged care
9 Mar

As Australia’s aged care sector struggles with critical workforce shortages, a novel final-year University of the Sunshine Coast placement is helping nursing students fast-track their transition into work-ready graduates – with expanded insights, skills and passion for caring for the elderly.

Parasitic wasp among new insect species found in Qld
8 Mar

A Sunshine Coast school will help taxonomists name a wasp species new to western science after its students caught the insect as part of a tri-state project to uncover more of Australia’s biodiversity, says UniSC entomologist Dr Andy Howe.

Expert reaction: 'Oceans treaty' agreement reached
7 Mar

After more than 15 years of talks and negotiations, the UN has reached an agreement to make the so-called 'Oceans Treaty' or Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ Treaty) a reality.

Perspectives on gender equity
6 Mar

For International Women's Day, the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) asked four women to share their unique perspectives on how UniSC can help build a more equitable workplace and society.

Research develops test for bat-borne virus in Asia
6 Mar

University of the Sunshine Coast-led research has developed a simple dipstick test to screen for a highly infectious, potentially deadly virus transmitted by bats to humans and pigs in Asia.

Moreton Bay scholarships are 'changing lives'
2 Mar

An expanded Moreton Bay Regional Council scholarship and bursary program is helping even more UniSC students to reach their full potential.

Take a direct route to the film industry
1 Mar

Aaron Lenden is carving out a name for himself in Australian screen media.