Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of Queensland study has shown.

21 September 2017

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised.

4 September 2017
L-R: Dr Amanda Millar, Dr Laura Genovesi and Professor Brandon Wainwright

An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common form of childhood brain tumour.

14 August 2017
The research suggests that humans' experiences early in life may affect their brain activity later. iStockphoto.

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous activity – and UQ experts have uncovered how different early-life experiences can affect the nature of that...

4 August 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
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
Dr Katharine Greenaway's small smile

Her research found that it’s better not to grin when you win, but could she keep the smile from her face when receiving a prestigious psychology award?

3 May 2017
The new facility will allow researchers to examine the effects of tiny drug doses in human and animal cancers

New cancer-fighting drugs and devices could emerge from The University of Queensland, thanks to a research program comparing cancers in pet animals and humans in a state-of-the-art imaging facility opened today.

28 March 2017
UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

24 March 2017

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research.

8 March 2017

Understanding how exercise affects language learning could help patients with brain conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

23 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
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

From lifting a mower to trim the hedges to lopping trees with a circular saw, it seems there are endless ways for DIY enthusiasts to end up in hospital emergency departments.

19 December 2016

A cutting edge, non-invasive brain stimulation technique could improve cognitive control for people with conditions such as schizophrenia and autism.

15 December 2016

A world-first study has found medical hypnosis can reduce pain and anxiety in children being treated for serious burns.

9 December 2016

Patients at risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy could benefit from a new cell-based treatment developed from University of Queensland research.

6 December 2016
Associate Professor Benjamin Hogan received $1,228,364

University of Queensland health and medical research projects aimed at improving the nation’s healthcare will benefit from a national allocation of more than $483 million announced today.

3 December 2016
Kirsten Adlard with Graham Day.

New research about what type of exercise best helps cancer survivors overcome fatigue has won PhD student Kirsten Adlard a Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) award.

25 November 2016

Do you have the physical attributes of Ultimate Fighting Championship title-holder Conor McGregor?

21 November 2016