Senior salsa brings home the power of staying active

University of Queensland physiotherapy student Daniel Innes can list salsa dancing as one of his skills when he graduates next year.

21 April 2017
Daniel Innes with a resident ... "every morning the stereo went on and I was on my feet, being led around the make-shift dancefloor"

Developing therapeutic peptides from scorpion venom

Canadian health and wellness company PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (PMI) has signed a research and option agreement with UniQuest, The University of Queensland’s main commercialisation company, to develop stabilised natural and synthetic peptides from scorpion venom for immune-boosting applications.

21 April 2017
Rhopalurus junceus is described as a blue scorpion due to the colouring in its tail

Researchers from The University of Queensland have provided key statistics which support this year's World Health Day theme – depression and common mental disorders

6 April 2017
Three dimensional imaging of the blood-brain barrier

Non-invasive ultrasound improves the delivery to the brain of a therapeutic antibody targeting Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.

5 April 2017
Women who gained weight in the years before pregnancy had a significantly increased risk of gestational diabetes.

Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes, even if their weight remains within the healthy body mass index (BMI) range.

5 April 2017

A genomic-based healthcare business which profiles gut microbes to help people take charge of their wellbeing has been identified as one of Australia’s top startups by a leading global accelerator program.

5 April 2017
The study on kangaroos and their offspring lasted six years. Credit: Wendy King

Having a social life comes at a cost for grey kangaroos, with ‘mingling’ mothers reducing the chances of survival for their offspring.

5 April 2017
Parents can play a formative role in university selection

What will influence your decision about which university you attend, or which university you advise your children to enrol at?

4 April 2017
Soldier crabs are commonly found in Moreton Bay

Caress a crab, count the number of tiny animals living on a piece of seaweed, and discover the biological diversity of Moreton Bay at The University of Queensland Biodiversity Road Show.

4 April 2017

The University of Queensland leads Australia and places 42nd globally in a new subject ranking that encompasses more than 26,000 higher education institutions.

3 April 2017
Image (iStock): mosquitoes are moving into regions where people have had no prior exposure to them

Climate-driven change in the distribution of animal and plant species poses emerging challenges for humans, an international study has shown.

3 April 2017
People with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but are less likely to receive dental care.

Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, a University of Queensland School of Dentistry report says.

3 April 2017
Prolonged screen time and low physical activity is a "double burden" on public health

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries.

3 April 2017
T-cells attacking a tumor cell.

A University of Queensland researcher has found patients with non-hodgkins lymphoma are most likely to survive if they have a rich variety of T-cells.

1 April 2017
Antibiotic resistance is a global issue

Global leaders in the fight against antibiotic resistance will gather in Brisbane next week (3-5 April) for the University of Queensland-hosted Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI) conference.

31 March 2017

A fearless fanged coral reef fish that disables its opponents with heroin-like venom could offer hope for the development of new painkillers.

31 March 2017

The University of Queensland will be open on Friday in the wake of severe weather across South-East Queensland.

30 March 2017
PhD student Edward Kerr (right) and his supervisor Ben Schulz

The growing craft beer industry is about to hop ahead with new University of Queensland research supported by the Queensland Government.

29 March 2017
The shy and nocturnal night parrots live in remote and rugged areas

Ensuring one of Australia’s most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher.

29 March 2017
Laparoscopic surgery should be standard

Keyhole surgery should be the preferred standard of care for women needing a hysterectomy for endometrial cancer, an international clinical trial has shown.

29 March 2017
Meth was the most commonly consumed illicit drug tested across all Australian regions

A high use of methylamphetamine and prescription medications is a problem for regional Australia, according to an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) report designed to combat illicit drugs.

28 March 2017

The following experts are available to comment on the impacts of tropical cyclone Debbie.

28 March 2017