Children have a strong propensity for fairness

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgements on the anti-social behaviour of others.

9 August 2017
Parents of children with asthma and eczema have been keen to participate in the research. iStockphoto

An “alarming” number of families do not stick to treatment plans for their children’s long-term health conditions – and UQ researchers are determined to help turn the trend around.

8 August 2017
The research suggests that humans' experiences early in life may affect their brain activity later. iStockphoto.

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous activity – and UQ experts have uncovered how different early-life experiences can affect the nature of that...

4 August 2017
Image: Cryo-electron microscopy-derived three-dimensional structure of a filament formed by the Toll-like receptor adaptor protein MAL, shown above a representative electron micrograph used to derive this structure. Credit: Thomas Ve.

Scientists have a better understanding of the immune system at a molecular level, thanks to UQ-led research that may now lead to a range of new treatments for disease.

2 August 2017
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Queensland women

Queensland researchers have discovered a new way to target a rare form of breast cancer, giving hope for improved treatment options.

1 August 2017
Living with chronic low back pain leads to the brain being re-wired over time. Shutterstock.

Psychologists are working on ways to reduce the brain’s sensitivity to pain, with the aim of improving pain management techniques.

27 July 2017
Concern over the rise in use of super potent cannabis

University of Queensland researchers are concerned the recent legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia may give rise to super-potent cannabis concentrates with associated harmful effects.

21 July 2017
Sarah Ayles

Sarah Ayles joins her fellow medical graduates this week as lifelong dreams and long hours become a reality.

20 July 2017
Caitlin Hall on the left, with her classmates

University of Queensland Master of Dietetics Studies graduate Caitlin Hall has twice the reason to celebrate today.

18 July 2017
Some healthy children become critically ill from common cold viruses

A gene mutation making young children extremely vulnerable to common viruses may represent a new type of immunodeficiency, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

18 July 2017

University of Queensland experts have published an online magazine to share the latest insights into the science of learning and memory.

17 July 2017
Tiger shark

Tiger sharks roam huge distances across the Indo-Pacific, contributing to a single, large population, a study has found.

5 July 2017
Wildlife conservation expert Dr Tamara Keeley

University of Queensland staff, students and alumni are among 30 women selected as Science & Technology Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.

4 July 2017
 UQ's Mr Nicolas Mauranyapin, Professsor Warwick Bowen and Dr Lars Madsen

A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon.

27 June 2017
 Student Valeria Heredia - left, Dr Nick West and student Franchesca Velarde

The battle against tuberculosis (TB) is closer to being won after University of Queensland students identified promising inhibitory compounds during a molecular microbiology practical course this semester.

16 June 2017