Researchers have shown why a fragment of a protein from the venom gland of rattlesnakes could be the basis for an alternative to conventional antibiotics.

15 March 2018
Eastern bristlebird

South-East Queensland is in danger of losing one of the last remaining populations of the Eastern bristlebird, one of Australia’s most melodic songbirds, a study has shown.

9 March 2018
A leopard in Mumbai. Photo by Steve Winter, National Geographic.

It’s a leopard-eat-dog world – and people are benefiting from it. A study has found the world’s densest population of leopards may be saving human lives by feeding on feral dogs.

8 March 2018

Concentrating at work can be hard at the best of times, but imagine how difficult it would be when infected with parasites.

8 March 2018
Placing pressure transducers in the inner lagoon of Temae, Moorea. Photo by V. Parravicini

The death of coral reefs is a more significant factor in the erosion of tropical coastlines than rising sea levels, an international study has revealed.

1 March 2018
Average number of times people change addresses

Australians are among the most mobile people in the world, with four in 10 changing address every five years, and nearly 15 per cent moving every year.

28 February 2018
Assassin bug: photo Jiayi Jin

Venom researchers from The University of Queensland have uncovered a unique and complex venom system within the tiny assassin bug.

23 February 2018
Road construction: what is the loss?

No net loss – a buzz phrase in environmental policy – is an approach that aims to neutralise negative environmental impacts from human activities.

12 January 2018
An African elephant in Tanzania ... the extinction process begins earlier than scientists previously understood. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Skyrocketing prices for rare animal products can push species to extinction even when their populations are abundant, researchers say.

5 December 2017
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Image: Metro North Health)

Size matters when it comes to a hospital’s operational efficiency and smaller hospitals have a higher risk of inefficiency, a study has found.

5 December 2017
Professor Andrew White at the launch

A seven-year Australian government investment in quantum engineering has been launched at The University of Queensland.

16 November 2017
: The two pearlside species studied, Maurolicus muelleri (top) and Maurolicus mucronatus (bottom). Image: Wen-Sung Chung

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

9 November 2017

A discovery that bees have individual flying direction preferences could lead to strategies for steering drone aircraft fleets.

3 November 2017
Dr Romero is one of five researchers from Australia and New Zealand named as a 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow.

A University of Queensland researcher has won a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award for her work on quantum alphabets.

24 October 2017
Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey.

University of Queensland researchers have joined an international team of more than 400 scientists from 26 institutions to create the most accurate measurement ever made of dark matter structure in the universe.

4 August 2017
Some animals use fluorescence or ‘enhanced’ colours

University of Queensland researchers have developed new knowledge on how animals see and use colour, and how their colour vision has evolved.

4 August 2017
Image: Dr Magdalena Zych

Sixteenth century scientist Galileo Galilei threw two spheres of different mass from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to establish a scientific principle.

2 June 2017
PhD student Edward Kerr (right) and his supervisor Ben Schulz

The growing craft beer industry is about to hop ahead with new University of Queensland research supported by the Queensland Government.

29 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
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