The Australian Academy of Science has recognised University of Queensland environmental researcher Professor Kerrie Wilson at its annual Science at the Shine Dome event in Canberra.

24 May 2017

A $5 million donation to The University of Queensland’s prestigious Queensland Brain Institute will transform the way world-leading researchers work with patients and doctors.

24 May 2017
Dr Paul Harpur

A legally blind academic from The University of Queensland has thrown his full support behind a petition demanding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launch an immediate Royal Commission into the abuse of disabled people.

23 May 2017
Tim Munro working with students in UQ’s School of Music

Triple Grammy award-winner and University of Queensland alumnus Tim Munro is set to perform with local artists in an ‘immersive’ concert at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on Saturday.

23 May 2017
Cross section of a cystic kidney - Maria Rondon Galeano, UQ IMB

A new gene behind a rare form of inherited childhood kidney disease has been identified by a global research team.

23 May 2017
One in 20 middle aged caregivers has a history of intimate partner violence that doubles their odds of poor health. (iStock photo)

Women who become caregivers after experiencing intimate partner violence face a double-whammy hit to their health, University of Queensland research shows.

22 May 2017
New Fellows ... physicist Professor Timothy Ralph (left) and Professor Phil Hugenholtz.

The thrill of fundamental discovery is a driving force for two University of Queensland professors who have today been named as new fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

22 May 2017

The University of Queensland’s global scientific research impact is evident in the latest Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden Ranking.

22 May 2017
Barrow Island

A team of international archaeologists say evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.

19 May 2017
Dr Nima Gunness and her good heart muffin

Baking meets science in a delicious University of Queensland health initiative that really takes the cake.

19 May 2017
Red: Tight junction marker (Zo-1) demonstrating the apical surface. Green: Cytoskeleton marker (TUBB-3) showing the radial structure of the rosettes. Blue: Nucleus of cells (DAPI).

Researchers say a protein usually associated with the immune system could play a role in the development of neurological conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

19 May 2017
Mosquito Aedes aegypti

Brisbane researchers have synthetically re-created Zika virus in the laboratory – a breakthrough that will help to understand the virus and the fetal brain defects it causes.

18 May 2017
Leucaena is harvested in eastern Indonesia, before being fed to cattle. Image: Max Shelton

Indonesian journalists have visited The University of Queensland to hear about a successful cattle fattening project in their nation’s east which is bringing significant economic benefits for smallholder cattle farmers.

17 May 2017
Professor Matt sanders

An international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland is featuring in United Kingdom election campaigning.

17 May 2017
A network of well-connected reefs with abundant herbivorous fish populations are needed to maintain long-term reef resilience.

For reefs facing huge challenges, more coral larvae doesn’t necessarily translate to increased rates of coral recovery on degraded reefs, a new Queensland study has showed.

17 May 2017
Adult eastern brown snake. Credit: Stewart Macdonald

The “blood nuking” capabilities of adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation.

16 May 2017
Women gaining more than 2.5 per cent of their bodyweight annually more than double their risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy.

16 May 2017
The grand champions

Nanango State High School outgrew all the competition in this year’s annual sunflower competition, taking the overall grand champion and an additional four awards.

16 May 2017

Using Uber-like technology to increase the rate of community volunteerism is the aim of a University of Queensland graduate.

12 May 2017
Award winners Sam Walpole and Priam Rangiah

Almost 200 students from Queensland’s oldest law school have been recognised for their diverse achievements at an award ceremony at Brisbane’s Customs House.

11 May 2017