Research and Trials

Rapid flu detection trial
Infections 02 Sep 2017

Rapid flu detection trial

With the flu season in full swing this winter, researchers are conducting a trial of a new rapid detection device for Influenza A and B.
Health benefits of seaweed
Gastro 30 Aug 2017

Health benefits of seaweed

Researchers are about to embark on a second human trial to investigate the effect of seaweed fibre on gut, metabolic and skin health.
Re-training the brain in pain
Chronic Pain 03 Aug 2017

Re-training the brain in pain

Psychologists are working on ways to reduce the brain’s sensitivity to pain, with the aim of improving pain management techniques.
“Artificial pancreas” brings hope for people with type 1 diabetes
Blood 28 Jul 2017

“Artificial pancreas” brings hope for people with type 1 diabetes

A new “artificial pancreas” being studied by the University of Melbourne could dramatically transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
The right dose for osteoarthritis treatment
Bone 29 Apr 2017

The right dose for osteoarthritis treatment

Research trial: Volunteers needed to participate in a research study to determine the right dose of a marine oil supplement on osteoarthritis of the knee.
Chocolate doesn’t cause acne
Infections 28 Apr 2017

Chocolate doesn’t cause acne

Good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; researchers need participants for a trial of a new treatment for moderate or severe…
Volunteers sought for genetics of depression study
Mental Health 19 Apr 2017

Volunteers sought for genetics of depression study

Researchers are seeking adults who’ve been treated for depression to join a global investigation of the genetic origins of this illness.
Snuggle, run or cry: What’s your ‘normal’ after sex?
Mental Health 29 Mar 2017

Snuggle, run or cry: What’s your ‘normal’ after sex?

A new QUT study is looking to lift the covers off people’s feelings, emotions and actions immediately after sexual activity.
Bone cancer survivor sports training study
Bone 23 Mar 2017

Bone cancer survivor sports training study

A program to understand the benefits of exercise and sport for young people recovering from bone cancer will soon start at The University of Queensland.