• Most people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of medical intervention. Barbara M./Flickr, CC BY

    Great expectations: our naive optimism about medical care

    Most people have naïve optimism about medical care. That’s the finding of a systematic review of all available research on common medical treatments we published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

    23 December 2014
  • Jennifer Stables shaved her head to raise funds and awareness of a rare autoimmune disease.

    Bald truth about auto-immune disease

    University of Queensland student Jennifer Stables has had a hair-raising year after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, and has now cut off her ponytail and shaved her head to raise awareness and money for research into the condition.

    22 December 2014
  • University of Queensland School of Medicine valedictorian Ms Ng with Professor Darrell Crawford, Head of the School of Medicine.

    Monica's medical dream comes true

    Monica Ng was bitten by the medical bug young – and it has stayed in her bloodstream ever since.

    20 December 2014
Most people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of medical intervention. Barbara M./Flickr, CC BY

Most people have naïve optimism about medical care. That’s the finding of a systematic review of all available research on common medical treatments we published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

23 December 2014
Jennifer Stables shaved her head to raise funds and awareness of a rare autoimmune disease.

University of Queensland student Jennifer Stables has had a hair-raising year after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, and has now cut off her ponytail and shaved her head to raise awareness and money for research into the condition.

22 December 2014
University of Queensland School of Medicine valedictorian Ms Ng with Professor Darrell Crawford, Head of the School of Medicine.

Monica Ng was bitten by the medical bug young – and it has stayed in her bloodstream ever since.

20 December 2014
The public response to the death of two Sydney siege hostages has seen an outpouring of floral tributes.

The sea of flowers and messages of condolence in Sydney’s Martin Place is reminiscent of public mourning in the Victorian era. At that time, it was common for over a thousand people to attend a public figure’s funeral.

19 December 2014
UQ OP Results Advice Night is on Monday 22 December from 4 to 7pm.

Brisbane business management student Natasha Shami credits last year’s University of Queensland OP Results Advice Night for her smooth transition from high school to a degree she loves.

19 December 2014
Carly will graduate with a Masters of Philosophy on Saturday 20 December.

Dr Carly Fox realised a lifelong dream when she graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in 2008.

19 December 2014
General Electric executive Mark Hutchinson received an Honorary Doctorate of Business from UQ.

A love of adventure and an enthusiasm for new challenges has led to a diverse career and an honorary doctorate for University of Queensland graduate and General Electric executive Mark Hutchinson.

19 December 2014
Philomena has made a full recovery and is back running around the paddock.

Veterinarians at the University of Queensland Equine Hospital have saved the life of a tiny pony that weighed in at a mere 10 kilograms.

19 December 2014
UQ Young Achiever graduates Sarah Oyet, Andrew Luck, Tim Seng, Alisha Vogler and Emily Brown

The University of Queensland has celebrated its first UQ Young Achiever graduates this week – and four of the five are the first in their families to attend university.

19 December 2014

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course would be an elective next year and mandatory in 2016...

18 December 2014

University of Queensland graduation ceremonies are well and truly underway. Here are a couple of snapshots from graduates celebrating at the St Lucia campus.

18 December 2014
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop presents UQ Law student Zoe Brereton with her fellowship at the New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation dinner.

University of Queensland student Zoe Brereton was in the thick of studying for law exams when she learned she had been selected as Australia’s New Colombo Plan Fellow to India.

18 December 2014
Firefighters and scientists are joining forces for an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), The University of Queensland and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) are undertaking an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.

18 December 2014
Over the past three years, there’s been increasing concern over the future of the Great Barrier Reef. american_rugbier/Flickr, CC BY-SA

The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site “in danger” at international meetings next year.

18 December 2014

The University of Queensland’s Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation was officially opened at the St Lucia campus in Brisbane today (17 December).

17 December 2014
Efforts to improve the welfare of animals worldwide have netted The University of Queensland graduate, Dr Peter Thornber, the UQ Gatton Gold Medal.

Efforts to improve the welfare of animals worldwide have netted The University of Queensland graduate, Dr Peter Thornber, the UQ Gatton Gold Medal.

17 December 2014
Leaders who create a shared sense of purpose and identity within their work teams can help improve employee health and wellbeing.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found managers can increase productivity levels and prevent burnout by helping employees feel part of a group.

17 December 2014

Researchers at The University of Queensland believe it might not be possible to build enough low-carbon and renewable power stations to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius – even if there was a global consensus to do so.

17 December 2014
The perfect foam on a head of beer is worth a lot to the beer consumer. IstockPhoto

A team of UQ scientists has been tasked with prescribing the unique molecular signature of Queensland’s famous XXXX beer. The scientists are, for the first time, revealing the full profile of all the molecular components that give beer its flavour...

17 December 2014
Emma McMillan feeds a tiny bandicoot joey.

Veterinary Science student Emma McMillan is celebrating two milestones at her graduation ceremony at the University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus tomorrow.

17 December 2014