Researchers show stress suppresses response to cancer treatments

New research shows that chronic stress suppresses the immune system’s response to cancer, reducing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.

22 November 2017
Dr Stephen Mattarollo and PhD candidate Michael Nissen.

UQ discovery enables rapid diagnosis anywhere

A new Australian study published today has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted from living organisms in as little as 30 seconds.

22 November 2017
Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

UQ Student Services staff are available to assist any students who wish to discuss concerns arising from news reports about Emmanuel College.

22 November 2017
Dr Stephen Mattarollo and PhD candidate Michael Nissen.

New research shows that chronic stress suppresses the immune system’s response to cancer, reducing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.

22 November 2017
Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

A new Australian study published today has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted from living organisms in as little as 30 seconds.

22 November 2017
A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at UQ next year.

A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at The University of Queensland in 2018 to respond to the demand for plant-based foods, vegetables, fruit and nuts that improve human health.

20 November 2017
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Exercise is an important part of recovery for people with brain injury, University of Queensland researchers have found.

20 November 2017
Volunteers sought for knee pain study

Researchers at The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are seeking participants for a kneecap pain research project.

20 November 2017
Associate Professor Greg Hainge and Professor Michael Haugh

Two academic staff from UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures have been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in recognition of their contributions to the humanities disciplines.

19 November 2017
Crops of Brassica carinata being trialed on UQ’s Gatton campus.

Australian airline Qantas has announced the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, with University of Queensland researchers helping to provide the fuel.

18 November 2017
Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070.

Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070, according to a study involving a University of Queensland researcher.

17 November 2017
Author Tony Birch wins 2017 Patrick White Literary Award

Acclaimed author Tony Birch from The University of Queensland Press has received the 2017 Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to contemporary Australian literature.

17 November 2017
Gossiping provides people a clearer sense of appropriate behaviour, UQ researchers found.

Gossiping helps a person develop a better understanding of their society’s expected behaviours, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

17 November 2017
Professor Andrew White at the launch

A seven-year Australian government investment in quantum engineering has been launched at The University of Queensland.

16 November 2017
UQ attracted the most Australia Awards - Endeavour Fellowships and Scholarships for 2018.

The University of Queensland’s reputation for global student exchange has helped attract 62 Australia Awards – Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for 2018, the most of any university in Australia.

16 November 2017
Professor John McGrath

Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath, recipient of Denmark’s Strömgren Medal.

15 November 2017
Associate Professor Louise Cullen

Researchers have shown a single blood test could identify which patients reporting to hospital with chest pain were at low risk of imminent heart attacks.

15 November 2017
UQ’s Diamantina Institute Professor Ranjeny Thomas.

Human trials of an innovative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis developed by The University of Queensland have begun in Brisbane.

14 November 2017

University of Queensland kidney and chronic disease researcher Professor Wendy Hoy has been elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

14 November 2017
Women who consume alcohol around the time of conception could be putting their sons at greater risk of obesity in later life.

Women who consume alcohol around the time of conception could be putting their male offspring at greater risk of obesity in later life.

14 November 2017
Credit: Christopher Frederick Jones.

The team behind the transformative refurbishment of The University of Queensland’s Forgan Smith building has been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Awards.

13 November 2017
Jenny Orchard - Self Portrait as a Multispecies Activist 2017

Sydney-based artist Jenny Orchard has won one of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes, The University of Queensland’s National Self-Portrait Prize 2017

10 November 2017