Vampire bat

Vampire bats could hold the key to new treatments for a range of serious medical problems, but researchers have hit a snag accessing the specimens needed to advance their work.

15 January 2019

A new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound could revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles.

15 January 2019
A spectacled flying fox hangs from a branch

The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of University of Queensland wildlife research released today.

21 December 2018
Graham Ackhurst

An Aboriginal writer who ‘gained a second chance at life’ following treatment for a rare cancer has become the first Indigenous recipient of the Fulbright W.G. Walker scholarship.

18 December 2018

Queensland’s coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of ‘exploding’ shark populations, according to an analysis of Queensland Shark Control Program data.

14 December 2018
Feral donkeys in the Kimberley: photo Jaana Dielenberg

Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland.

11 December 2018
Molly the Kelpie.

Better behaviour assessment could be the key to more successful adoptions and reducing risk of euthanasia for shelter dogs, according to new University of Queensland research.

6 December 2018
Inflammasome animation.

Inflazome, a biotech company developing new drugs to block harmful inflammation, has secured further investment of $63 million.

28 November 2018

Young Queenslanders will showcase their passion for science at this year’s Wonder of Science State Conference, hosted at The University of Queensland.

27 November 2018
A humpback whale

Humpback whales sing increasingly complex songs, but University of Queensland researchers have discovered they may suddenly switch to something simpler, in a ‘cultural revolution’.

22 November 2018
European red fox at Lake Cargelligo, NSW. Credit: Harley Kingston CC BY 2.0.

Twelve Australian mammal species at greatest risk of succumbing to cats and foxes have been identified in research released today.

22 November 2018
Dinosaur reconstructions by Dr Anthony Romilio.

Tracks made by dinosaurs the size of sparrows have been discovered in South Korea by an international team of palaeontologists.

16 November 2018
A Kimberley gorge where rock art is frequently found

The environmental and climate history of the past 60,000 years of Australia’s Kimberley region is set to be uncovered by a multidisciplinary team led by a University of Queensland scientist.

14 November 2018

Environmental water quality is set to improve in Australia and New Zealand thanks to research transforming water quality guidelines.

14 November 2018

Traditional Australian bush medicines have taken a step closer to market with $1 million pledged to explore product commercialisation and sustainable agribusiness opportunities in Northern Australia.

5 November 2018

The most up-to-date global satellite images of the world’s coral reefs are now online, thanks to a collaboration between Microsoft’s late co-founder, Paul G. Allen, and a team of international partners including The University of Queensland.

2 November 2018
The Amazon rain forest from the air.

The world’s last wilderness areas are rapidly disappearing, with explicit international conservation targets critically needed, according to University of Queensland-led research.

1 November 2018
IMB’s Professor Glenn King and ) Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu.

University of Queensland research projects into chronic pain and Alzheimer’s disease have received $125,000 each in funding under the Queensland-Chinese Academy of Science (Q-CAS) Collaborative Science Fund, announced today (31 October).

31 October 2018

A new strategy to save the world’s coral reefs proposes an “insurance policy” which focuses on the reefs most likely to survive global warming.

30 October 2018
Pets can be especially vulnerable to snake bites

University of Queensland experts are available for comment on the current seasonal increase in snake numbers and the impacts on people and pets.

26 October 2018