Disease-resistant avocados closer to reality

A root-rot fungus that costs the avocado industry more than $10 million a year is facing a dubious future thanks to a genome sequencing project at The University of Queensland.

5 March 2015

Study shows benefits of fluoride to children

A study showing that tooth decay in Logan-Beaudesert children has dropped 19 per cent since the introduction of fluoridation has been backed by the Australian Dental Association of Queensland (ADAQ).

5 March 2015
Physiotherapy researchers at UQ have partnered with the Queensland Ballet and QUT to demonstrate the benefits of a Dance for Parkinson’s program.

In the boxing ring he famously floated like a butterfly, but for Parkinson’s disease sufferers such as Muhammad Ali it could be an ability to dance The Nutcracker that delivers another lease on life.

4 March 2015
Professor Peter Høj, UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, Mr Andrew Everett, Director UQ International, Ms Christine Bundesen AM, Director ICTE-UQ, and Professor Monique Skidmore, UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President International.

After more than three decades at the helm of The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ), Director Ms Christine Bundesen AM has retired.

3 March 2015
Ebola virus

An experimental Ebola vaccine made using an Australian virus called Kunjin might help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, an international study led by The University of Queensland has found.

3 March 2015
UQ researchers have studied kangaroos to see why animals form social bonds. Photo: Emily Best.

Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences.

3 March 2015
Brisbane successfully hosted the 2014 G20 Leader’s Summit, but hosting the Olympic Games would come at a far greater cost. John/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA

Last week, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said he wants Brisbane to put in a bid for the 2028 Olympic Games. Any bid would be costly and would need the backing of all the councils in South East Queensland and support from both State and federal...

3 March 2015
Traditionally underrepresented scientists should be more common, and not just in stock photos.

When high school physics teacher Moses Rifkin wrote a recent blog post on “Teaching Social Justice in the Physics Classroom,” he ignited a new round of conversation about white privilege and the kinds of skills scientists need. Rifkin outlined how...

3 March 2015
Companies need to both try to prevent further climate change, and adapt to change.

Companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change, say two business experts from The University of Queensland. Dr Martina...

2 March 2015
New carparks to be built at UQ will sport artificial playing fields.

Brisbane athletes will soon have access to even better sports facilities, with The University of Queensland set to invest $25 million in a new car park and artificial playing fields.

2 March 2015
Researchers at UQ’s Centre for Advanced Imaging have begun performing the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced cardiac imaging.

The University of Queensland is performing the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced cardiac imaging, opening the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

2 March 2015
Associate Professor John Hooper

Brisbane researchers have developed an antibody drug that attacks cancerous ovarian cells and limits the serious side-effects of traditional treatments.

2 March 2015

The University of Queensland is co-hosting a significant conference in Cambodia today and tomorrow to mark the 10th anniversary of the United Nations' unanimous adoption of the Responsibility to Protect process.

26 February 2015

University of Queensland Press (UQP) board chair Professor Joanne Wright has clarified UQP’s decision to reject an approach to publish a proposed memoir of former Premier Campbell Newman.

26 February 2015
Dr Timothy Bredy.

A new study has found the mechanism used by a hidden gene to affect how the brain responds to stressful experiences, in a discovery that could eventually help control anxiety.

26 February 2015
Professor Sean Grimmond.

Scientists from Australia and the UK have completed the most comprehensive analysis yet of pancreatic cancer, in a study that could improve future treatments.

25 February 2015
Nerve fibre tips have extremely complex shapes. Image: Zac Pujic.

An analysis of how nerve fibres make vital connections during brain development could aid the understanding of how some cognitive disorders occur.

25 February 2015

Starting university can be a daunting experience, but The University of Queensland provides a range of programs and assistance to help students ease their way in to a new lifestyle.

25 February 2015

New research into central Australia’s ancient lakes has found evidence that climate change contributed to the extinction of the continent’s megafauna.

25 February 2015
Students at last year's Market Day at the UQ St Lucia campus

The University of Queensland opens its doors to more than 12,000 new students this week, with a host of Orientation Week activities across campuses at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston.

25 February 2015

Food scientists at The University of Queensland have discovered a new, low-cost way of accurately predicting the antimicrobial properties of honey.

25 February 2015
Children are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events as they are still developing physically and cognitively

University of Queensland experts are working with Japanese schools to help identify and reduce the long-term effects of trauma in children after a disaster.

24 February 2015