Tiger shark

Tiger sharks roam huge distances across the Indo-Pacific, contributing to a single, large population, a study has found.

5 July 2017

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017

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
UQ's Dr Stephen Anderson was the program's scientific consultant

A senior University of Queensland lecturer has lent his expertise to a television documentary about the impact of hormones on animal behaviour.

17 August 2016
A 19th century whaler originally proposed the hypothesis on the battering ram function of the sperm whale head. Image: iStock

The idea that a sperm whale can use its massive head as a battering ram to sink ships has been hotly debated at least since Moby Dick was published in 1851.

5 April 2016

Scientists at the The University of Queensland and the University of California San Francisco have found a new way to inhibit the growth of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).

5 April 2016
Dr Yeo was the first scientist to identify that severe mutations in brain genes can cause human obesity.

How much does your genetic make-up have to do with your weight? A University of Cambridge scientist will discuss the issue at a public lecture at The University of Queensland on 2 November.

26 October 2015
Irritating sensations from the upper respiratory tract are a major driver of excessive coughing.

Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to two different parts of the nervous system.

20 May 2015
The RegIIA toxin in molecular form superimposed on a cone snail. Cone snail venom could lead to better detection and treatment of some cancers and addictions.

Cone snail venom has given University of Queensland researchers a lead on the possible detection and treatment of some cancers and addictions.

8 January 2015
Researcher Hosam Mamoon Zowawi said the ‘phantom’ superbugs were found during a region-wide collaborative study on superbugs.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Middle East which is cloaking itself in genetic material to avoid detection and placing the population at increased risk of deadly infections.

2 June 2014
Queensland Minister Ian Walker, left, Dr Goce Dimeski and Dr Paul Masci.

The University of Queensland has welcomed the Queensland Government’s $1 million commitment to translating medical research into better health care.

17 April 2014