• Dr Judith Reinhard (above) said that the research provided a fundamental understanding of how neural circuits were built and consolidated to retain memories.

    Bee brains offer insights into how human memories form

    University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. The discovery could eventually lead to a key for treating conditions such as autism and...

    21 November 2014
  • Researchers with the Catlin Seaview Survey are examining photographs to understand reef health. Credit: Catlin Seaview Survey.

    500,000 photos to help world coral reef health

    A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey, as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health.

    21 November 2014
  • Future hay fever seasons will be worse thanks to climate change

    It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around us — plant pollen floating in the...

    20 November 2014

The SBS/Blackfella Films production First Contact – that takes six non-Indigenous people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time – captured the nation’s attention this week amassing a television audience nearing 1 million...

21 November 2014

Escalating confrontations in Jerusalem centred on the al-Aqsa Mosque, 1500 more homes to be built in settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and a sharp deterioration in Israel’s relations with Jordan have yet again raised many questions about the...

21 November 2014
Researchers with the Catlin Seaview Survey are examining photographs to understand reef health. Credit: Catlin Seaview Survey.

A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey, as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health.

21 November 2014
Dr Judith Reinhard (above) said that the research provided a fundamental understanding of how neural circuits were built and consolidated to retain memories.

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. The discovery could eventually lead to a key for treating conditions such as autism and...

21 November 2014

It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around us — plant pollen floating in the...

20 November 2014
A UQ clinical trial will focus on the connection between diet and how genes are controlled. Source: iStock.

New treatments that target the underlying cause of cancer may be on the horizon, thanks to a University of Queensland clinical trial.

19 November 2014
White blood cells, pictured, are produced by specific stem cells that are damaged during chemotherapy. Source: iStock.

Deadly infections that can follow chemotherapy are the target of a landmark licensing deal between The University of Queensland and a United States-based biotech company.

19 November 2014
Associate Professor Marcus Meinzer.

Forgotten where you’ve put the car keys? Can’t remember the name of your next-door neighbour?

18 November 2014
Mr Hosam Zowawi, a PhD student at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, received a Young Laureates of Rolex award at London’s Royal Society.

A commitment to protecting the world from the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria has led to a University of Queensland student receiving a Rolex Award for Enterprise.

18 November 2014
UQ Provost and Vice-President Professor Max Lu and Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the Australia-China Council Achievement Awards last night

University of Queensland Provost and Vice-President Professor Max Lu was honoured last night at a dinner in Canberra attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

18 November 2014
Above: Nineteenth century recreational fishers would regularly catch hundreds of fish off the coast of Queensland, often in just a few hours of fishing (Photo: T. Welsby, 1905)

Queensland scientists delving into newspaper archives have discovered that catch rates for Queensland’s pink snapper fishery have declined almost 90 per cent, since the nineteenth century.

17 November 2014

There was a bit of talk over the last election cycle, expressed in the usual language of political left and right, about returning the pendulum to the “sensible centre”. Sounds a good idea, but what does it mean to be politically central? And where...

17 November 2014

Last Friday, the High Court handed down its decision in a constitutional challenge to Queensland’s controversial suite of anti-bikie laws. This decision is as interesting for what it does not decide as for what it does.

17 November 2014

Three million Australian adults – 15 per cent of the population – struggle through spring and summer with watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat and the hallmark hay fever symptom, sneezing.

17 November 2014
Professor Srinivasan (above) will formally take up his new position at the Australian Academy of Science in May 2015

A University of Queensland researcher’s respected career designing unmanned aerial vehicles based on biologically inspired systems has seen him elected onto the Australian Academy of Science Council.

17 November 2014
CAI researcher Damion Stimson will use the existing equipment, such as the hot cells (pictured), for research and development of the molecular imaging agents

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging has received a $2.5 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation to harness the power of molecular imaging to detect, characterise and monitor cancer.

17 November 2014
Reforestation is a natural step towards wetland catchment restoration, but in some cases, this could result in the disappearance of the very wetland that we seek to protect.

Deforestation is both a boon and a bane for wetlands, according to new research by The University of Queensland. The study found that human impacts on the environment, such as deforestation, do not always have negative consequences, and can provide...

17 November 2014
US President Barack Obama speaks at The University of Queensland. Photo: TPD Media.

US President Barack Obama urged young Queenslanders to “keep raising their voices” in a landmark speech at The University of Queensland on Saturday, 15 November.

16 November 2014
Access to The University of Queensland St Lucia campus will be limited over the G20 long weekend.

Access to The University of Queensland St Lucia campus will be limited over the G20 long weekend.

15 November 2014
The University of Queensland has a range of experts available for media comment on G20 issues.

The University of Queensland has a range of experts available to comment on issues being discussed by worldwide leaders at Brisbane’s upcoming G20 summit.

13 November 2014