Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear

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

Young innovator is UQ’s first Chief Student Entrepreneur

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

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

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
Spatial neglect often occurs after damage to the right side of the brain, making it difficult for stroke survivors to see things on their left.

Eating food from only the right side of the plate, shaving or applying make-up to only one side of the face, and running into objects on the left are common traits post stroke and for some survivors current therapies aren’t working.

31 January 2018
Professor Laurence Walsh AO

A long-serving University of Queensland Senate member and a Professor of Dental Science have each received an Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

29 January 2018
Land being cleared for a coal seam gas line. Flickr

Laws intended to protect Queensland’s most-threatened forests are failing, with the most vulnerable forests falling even faster than other forests.

29 January 2018
An extra membrane camouflages Gram-negative bacteria from drugs and the immune system.

An antibiotic overlooked since its discovery 40 years ago could help develop new drugs against life-threatening infections caused by some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs.

26 January 2018
Researcher Janina Kaluza with the rare mouse

The continued survival of one of Australia’s rarest rodents, the water mouse, could hinge on significantly increasing the size of development buffer zones around their habitats.

25 January 2018

Fifteen eastern longneck turtle hatchlings have a fighting chance at life after they were rescued and incubated as eggs by veterinary technician at The University of Queensland.

24 January 2018

Researchers say almost half of Australian families tracked in a 30-year study have experienced poverty at least once.

24 January 2018