UQ women to lead and learn on Antarctica voyage

Five University of Queensland researchers have joined the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, the culmination of a year-long program to promote the influence and leadership of women in science.

20 February 2018

Cracking the genetic code for complex traits in cattle

A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important for beef and milk production.

20 February 2018

Five University of Queensland researchers have joined the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, the culmination of a year-long program to promote the influence and leadership of women in science.

20 February 2018

A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important for...

20 February 2018
Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach

Work designed to improve diagnosis of one of the leading causes of death in children is under way in Brisbane, led by a University of Queensland researcher.

20 February 2018
Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease.

Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease if a collaboration between researchers from The University of Queensland and Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma A/S is successful.

20 February 2018
Heidi Lithgow in her Atira accommodation

The University of Queensland’s Young Achievers Program has joined forces with Atira student accommodation to help 10 students achieve their education dreams.

19 February 2018
University of Queensland researcher Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams investigated differences in the gut microbiota.

Scientists have found that targeting micro-organisms in the gut, known as microbiota, could have the potential to help prevent type 1 diabetes.

19 February 2018
PhD student Esmi Zajaczkowski

An aspiring neuroscientist awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship will undertake pioneering research into the molecular basis of cognitive ability.

19 February 2018

Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery.

16 February 2018
Chief Student Entrepreneur Ben Coughlin and UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Professor Iain Watson

The University of Queensland has appointed a Chief Student Entrepreneur to inspire and mentor young innovators.

13 February 2018
Jaclyn Narracott. Photo by Veisturs Lacis

University of Queensland alumni Pita Taufatofua and Jaclyn Narracott will compete this week at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

13 February 2018

Queensland data science, user-experience design and power systems experts are working to develop a world-first data platform that will harness information from potentially millions of households.

12 February 2018

The University of Queensland welcomes more than 10,000 new undergraduate and postgraduate students this week to #UQLife – a fun-filled four-week program of orientation activities and events.

12 February 2018
UQ's SafeZone app

UQ is encouraging new and returning students and staff to sign up to the SafeZone smart phone app designed to improve safety and security across all campuses.

12 February 2018
Associate Professor Kate Schroder discovered that inflammasomes normally work with an in-built timer switch when they activate the inflammation process.

A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer’s and gout.

7 February 2018
Professor Matt Sanders

Policy makers, practitioners and researchers can now draw on parenting interventions that have changed the lives of millions of families across the globe in a single reference - The Power of Positive Parenting.

7 February 2018
People tend to underestimate the importance of social factors for health

Social isolation has been shown to pose a greater health threat than smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise – but that message is failing to get through to the community.

5 February 2018
Caterpillar nest next to a horse paddock. Photo credit: Nigel Perkins.

University of Queensland experts are set to help thoroughbred horse breeders combat a hairy caterpillar threat that causes abortion in mares and costs the Australian racing industry millions of dollars every year.

2 February 2018

Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.

1 February 2018
Professor Brandon Wainwright

A University of Queensland scientist will help steer a national initiative striving to double brain cancer survival rates over the next decade.

31 January 2018
The strategy is to prevent pain through a different mechanism to the available opioid drugs

Research to develop non-addictive analgesics that could potentially be used as alternatives to addictive opioid drugs such as codeine will be undertaken by UQ under an agreement with Canadian biomedical company PreveCeutical Medical Inc.

31 January 2018