Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new research has shown.

4 December 2017
Gilbert Nifasha, from Woodridge State High School

Students from Woodridge State High School in the south west of Brisbane have had the opportunity to take part in medical research in a unique University of Queensland program.

3 October 2017
Half of all melanomas develop from a naevus

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, University of Queensland research has found.

11 August 2017
Genes can help explain why some babies have a low birth weight.

Genes can help explain why some babies have a low birth weight, a major international study jointly led by The University of Queensland has found.

29 September 2016
Dr Andrew Brooks

A University of Queensland researcher has received a prestigious international grant recognising his pioneering research into new treatments for growth disorders.

23 September 2016
1000 blood samples to create a world leading genomics resource

Patients’ genes could unlock urgently needed new treatments for severe sepsis, which kills three and a half times as many Australians as the road toll.

1 August 2016
Dr Pascal Duijf

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a key driver in the development of most cancers, including breast, lung, liver and ovarian cancers.

3 June 2016
Professor Maher Gandhi will go bald for the World's Greatest Shave.

UQ’s Professor Maher Gandhi is used to giving up time and energy for blood cancer, but this year he plans to take it to a whole new level.

3 March 2016

Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new research from the University of Queensland.

21 July 2015
Professor Matt Brown

New treatments are on the horizon for ankylosing spondylitis and two other debilitating conditions that affect up to three per cent of the global population – thanks to a research and development deal involving University of Queensland research.

11 June 2015
Professor Ranjeny Thomas

University of Queensland researchers have developed a world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease affecting more than 450,000 people in Australia.

4 June 2015
Professor Alpha Yap (left) has received $200,000 in funding from the Cancer Council Queensland for breast cancer research

University of Queensland research to prevent, treat and diagnose a range of cancers has been boosted by the injection of $1.78 million in Cancer Council Queensland funding.

4 February 2015
If you’re at high risk of skin cancer, check your skin regularly. Roman Königshofer/Flickr, CC BY-ND

The earlier you find a cancerous mole, the easier the treatment and the better the outcomes. But it’s not easy distinguishing between harmless, benign moles and those that warrant further attention.

5 December 2014
It's an exciting time in medical discovery, says UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton MIddelberg

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded six new Research Fellowships at The University of Queensland, and extended funding on another four.

2 September 2014
The genome sequencing machine, PacBio RSII, (pictured) at UQDI is the only one of its kind in Australia and identifies different variations in a genome

Genetic research will be in the spotlight next week when the most advanced genome sequencing facility in the Southern Hemisphere opens its doors to the public.

25 August 2014
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Research into blood cancer will be boosted with a new high-level appointment at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.

12 August 2014
More than 250 people develop diabetes in Australia every day. Source: iStock

The University of Queensland has several senior researchers available to speak to media during National Diabetes Week from 13 to 19 July, 2014.

11 July 2014
Dr Roberta Mazzieri is working with cancer researchers in Italy to develop a non-toxic breast cancer treatment.

A University of Queensland researcher is developing a “Trojan horse” non-toxic treatment for human breast cancer.

23 January 2014

An international study that has identified new genetic regions involved in rheumatoid arthritis has shed light on existing medicines that could be effective in treating the disease.

6 January 2014

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute has secured a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation for a new cancer treatment centre in Brisbane.

7 November 2013