CLE peptides are critical for plant development

An Australian study of peptide hormones critical for plant development could result in enhanced agricultural yields, benefits to tissue culture, and improved knowledge of peptide hormones in humans.

10 October 2017
The Biodiversity Roadshow will include opportunities to get involved in citizen science activities

Would you like to know more about the remarkable diversity on Brisbane’s doorstep in Moreton Bay, extending from corals to manta rays?

10 October 2017
The Nanopatch targets cells in the skin’s outer layers

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

5 October 2017
Diprotodon undertaking mass migration, while being observed by a giant lizard (Megalania) and giant grey kangaroos. Credit: Laurie Beirne

A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration.

27 September 2017
Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman

Do you want to learn more about citizen science, or hear about research on a cryptic Australian bird that is hard to spot, even when it’s only metres away?

27 September 2017
The competition seeks playable, fun computer games that explore some of the themes from quantum mechanics

Could you design an electronic game inspired by quantum physics?

21 September 2017
A total of 7280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes were obtained

A remarkable effort from UQ researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.

12 September 2017
Divers collect dead coral. (Credit S Dalton)

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia’s Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study.

12 September 2017
Nautical chart from the Florida Keys, 1775

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs.

7 September 2017
Seagrass and adjacent land in Palau (Photo by Mark Priest)

Marine restoration, rather than protection, might be the most cost-effective solution for coastal marine ecosystems suffering from human activities, a new study has found.

7 September 2017
The nanoemulsions team is examining the characteristics of milk fat crystals

Imagine low-fat cream that’s easier to whip, cold butter that’s more spreadable, and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of products from milk to cheese to yoghurts.

28 August 2017
Corals on a subtropical reef off eastern Australia. Credit: Brigitte Sommer.

The vulnerability and conservation value of sub-tropical reefs south of the Great Barrier Reef - regarded as climate change refuges – has been highlighted in a new study.

23 August 2017
Tiger snakes are part of a group that has existed for 10 million years. Credit: Stewart Macdonald

Australian tiger snakes have “hit the jackpot” because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.

22 August 2017
The SEMAT system is being deployed in the Logan and Ipswich regions

Cash-poor local councils and developing countries don’t need huge budgets to obtain valuable, continuous environmental data to inform sustainable management policies, new research suggests.

22 August 2017
Konstantinos Vavitsas is exploring the potential of cyanobacteria

Advancing research in fields as diverse as manufacturing, human health, agriculture and the protection of ecosystems will be the aim of a $13 million investment by CSIRO in which UQ features heavily.

17 August 2017
Lida Ajer cave. Credit: Julien Louys and Gilbert Price

Humans may have exited of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study involving University of Queensland researchers suggests.

10 August 2017
Associate Professor Bryan Fry with a Komodo dragon

Various types of lizard venom are being studied as possible treatments for blood clotting diseases that lead to millions of cases of stroke, heart attack and deep-vein thrombosis annually.

8 August 2017
Humpback whale filmed off Peregian Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the primary field site for UQ’s Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory (CEAL). Credit: CEAL.

Humpback whales learn songs in segments – like the verses of a human song – and can remix them, a new study involving University of Queensland research has found.

25 July 2017
The study shows US$30-40 million invested by governmental and non-governmental organisations is not effectively spent

A population trend analysis of Bornean orangutans reveals that, despite decades of conservation work, the species is declining rapidly - at a rate of 25 per cent over the past 10 years.

14 July 2017
Equipment in the laboratory can be used for many functions, including dating ancient human and animal remains

One of the most advanced analytical research laboratories of its kind will be opened to the public on Thursday, 13 July at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

12 July 2017