Virus inspires new way to deliver cancer drugs

Drugs disguised as viruses are providing new weapons in the battle against cancer, promising greater accuracy and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

20 February 2017
Virus-like nanoparticles are made from structural proteins.

UQ’s secret study spots revealed

University of Queensland students struggling to find study spots on campus can identify possible locations with the newly developed MyUQ Spot Finder.

20 February 2017
Virus-like nanoparticles are made from structural proteins.

Drugs disguised as viruses are providing new weapons in the battle against cancer, promising greater accuracy and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

20 February 2017

University of Queensland students struggling to find study spots on campus can identify possible locations with the newly developed MyUQ Spot Finder.

20 February 2017
Market days are the big events of the O-Week calendar

More than 14,000 new students are due to begin their studies at The University of Queensland next week, and a plethora of Orientation Week Festival activities are under way at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses from today.

20 February 2017
Professor Wayne Hall is calling for a minimum price per standard unit of alcohol.

An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued.

20 February 2017
Mr Hooman Baghaie

A decade after fleeing his native Iran, Dr Hooman Baghaie, knows the importance of being able to smile.

20 February 2017
UQ PhD student Trace Martyn gathering data on the spatial orientation of York gum wild flower communities. Photo: Margie Mayfield.

A new University of Queensland-led study could help scientists more accurately predict and explain patterns of diversity in nature.

20 February 2017
Globally about 20 million pregnancies each year are complicated by hyperglycaemia. Image: iStock

Mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy will be the focus of a University of Queensland researcher’s work on a Visiting Professor Fellowship in Denmark.

17 February 2017
Dr Tom Aechtner ... Over the past decade communities in scientifically advanced nations have experienced devastating vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks

The influence of media and religion on anti-vaccine attitudes in Australia will be the focus of University of Queensland research enabled by a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation fellowship.

16 February 2017
Shallow reef at Emily's Pinnacles, Bermuda. © The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Christophe Bailhache

Deep coral reefs should not be relied upon as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs, a new study by University of Queensland marine scientists argues.

16 February 2017

As controversy continues to unfold at the White House, experts from The University of Queensland are available to comment on various aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency.

15 February 2017
The research has implications for intervention

Research by The University of Queensland may provide a better understanding of the social functioning difficulties of people with autism.

15 February 2017
Grey Brahman bulls

The genes of 50 top bulls have been sequenced in an effort to understand how genes from temperate cattle have influenced important production traits in the modern Brahman breed.

15 February 2017
Image: Dinghua Yang

A remarkable 250 million-year-old “terrible-headed lizard” fossil found by chance in China shows an embryo inside the mother — clear evidence for live birth.

15 February 2017
Dr Bradley Launikonis and a thigh biopsy

New research from The University of Queensland has revealed the way human muscles recover after fatigue.

14 February 2017
The Mountain Gorilla is one of the species found to already be affected by climate change. Photo by Liana Joseph.

An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been affected by climate change.

14 February 2017
Great Barrier Reef turtle with lesion on its eye

Cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral that can also be an environmental pollutant, has been recorded in the blood of Queensland turtles at potentially harmful levels

13 February 2017
Author of The Birdman's Wife, Melissa Ashley

A “naïve young girl…who defied convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition” documenting Australia’s wildlife is the subject of a book by a University of Queensland graduate.

10 February 2017

The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) has welcomed the release of a study on the health risks of lead exposure as it relates to the air quality and exposure pathways in the Queensland mining city of Mount Isa.

9 February 2017
A handful of pulsars at the centre of 47 Tucanae whips around an invisible object with a strong gravitational tug. Image: Bülent Kızıltan and Elif Mokran.

An international team of astronomers today announced new evidence for the existence of a middleweight black hole in space – the first black hole of its mass known to science.

9 February 2017

Australia’s food-centric culture – illustrated by the popularity of dining out, healthy eating and television cooking shows – will benefit from a new $1 million facility at The University of Queensland.

9 February 2017