Dr Louise Ainscough

New research is helping academics understand factors hindering students from achieving academic success in the transition from secondary school to university.

20 September 2017
Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans)

A discovery in a transparent roundworm has brought scientists one step closer to understanding why nerves degenerate.

20 September 2017
2017 UQ 3MT Winner Edwin Davis

University of Queensland PhD candidate Edwin Davis’s research into more efficient and safer drones has helped him win UQ’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

14 September 2017
UQ Research Week FREA and HDR award winners

A record number of researchers and research supervisors has been honoured for their outstanding achievements at the 2017 UQ Research Week awards.

13 September 2017

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers at The University of Queensland.

12 September 2017
Image: Tom Charlton

University of Queensland researchers have found that antivenoms produced using snakes from one region may perform poorly or fail completely against the same species of snakes from other regions.

4 September 2017
Dr Abishek lyer

University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to developing new medicines for treating inflammatory diseases, including allergies such as rhinitis, itchy hives, asthma, eczema and dermatitis.

4 September 2017

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised.

4 September 2017

Self-compassion is an important part of recovery for people with eating disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found.

29 August 2017

Queensland researchers have shown that single crystals, typically thought of as brittle and inelastic, are flexible enough to be bent repeatedly and even tied in a knot.

29 August 2017
Newly generated twin neurons in the adult amygdala, an area of the brain playing a central role in emotional processing.

A University of Queensland discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

15 August 2017
L-R: Dr Amanda Millar, Dr Laura Genovesi and Professor Brandon Wainwright

An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common form of childhood brain tumour.

14 August 2017

TEDxUQ will return to The University of Queensland on 12 August, under the banner Thinking Out Loud.

8 August 2017
Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey.

University of Queensland researchers have joined an international team of more than 400 scientists from 26 institutions to create the most accurate measurement ever made of dark matter structure in the universe.

4 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