Chris and Seth de Rooy

Queensland researchers have led an international effort to uncover the gene behind a young Brisbane boy’s rare developmental condition, in a discovery his family hopes will pave the way for future treatments.

25 November 2014
A book that Professor Douglas has co-edited will be launched at the conference

The law’s increasing reach into the private lives of individuals will be a focus of attention at The University of Queensland next month.

24 November 2014

Staff recruitment and retention are an ongoing challenge for employers. Proponents of big data in the workplace are now claiming they can change that.

24 November 2014
The renewable energy sector is looking a little gloomy thanks to record low investment. Is RET uncertainty to blame? Stephan Mosel.

You may have seen recent reports that Australia’s renewable energy sector is suffering. According to a Bloomberg analysis, investment in the sector in the year to September 2014 was down 70% on investment during the 12 months previous.

24 November 2014

Last week brought the latest instalment in the continuing Australian financial planning industry saga. Senators Jacqui Lambie and Ricky Muir blocked the Abbott government’s rollback of some of Labor’s Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms.

24 November 2014
AIBN's Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu has been recognised with the 2015 Le Févre Memorial Prize for scientific research.

One of UQ’s leading materials science experts, Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu, has been awarded a high-profile prize from the Australian Academy of Science.

24 November 2014
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj joins researchers and industry partners in celebrating their awards.

A University of Queensland-led project that is revolutionising worldwide sewer design and management has won a prestigious national prize celebrating researcher-industry collaboration.

21 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
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
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

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