Griffith University

Since its establishment in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Griffith University has internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research.

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For some medical students, learning on simulated patients isn’t enough. from www.shutterstock.com

Is it OK for medical students to practise on themselves?

Medical students are practising invasive techniques on themselves and fellow students, a new study shows. But aside from obvious safety concerns, is there anything wrong with self-practice?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have approached the US economy from two completely different directions. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Timeline: Americans, the economy and elections

Looking back over past US elections you can see how the terms of the economic debate have varied – as the solutions to past crises have set the groundwork for renewed instability.
If artificial intelligence can scan thousands of medical papers at the click of a button, will we need doctors in the future? from www.shutterstock.com.au

How can doctors use technology to help them diagnose?

Opinion in the medical establishment is sure to be divided as to whether AI helpers are a good thing or just a flashy toy.
Artist’s rendition of a raid on a Chinese gambling house, 1872. National Library of Australia via Trove

Australia has a history of courting the Chinese gambler

Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
Pregnant women in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were faced with the double fear of dying from Ebola as well during childbirth. UNMEER/Flickr

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future

We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.

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