Men who become fathers at 50 or older are more likely to have grandchildren with autism compared to younger grandfathers, according to a joint international study.

20 March 2013

Scientists can now detect early features of Alzheimer’s disease using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

11 February 2013

Scientists have discovered the powerful role the molecule Myosin VI plays in communication between nerve cells in the brain.

4 February 2013

The early onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be detected using a simple online test, according to scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ).

8 January 2013

Researchers from Queensland and the USA have made a unique discovery about how the brain computes sensory information.

15 November 2012

One small change to the DNA sequence can cause more weighty changes to the human body, according to a new study released today.

17 September 2012

Size really does matter according to scientists looking for ways to cure Alzheimer’s disease.

22 August 2012

134 aspiring neuroscientists from across Queensland will tomorrow (Tuesday, June 19) compete in the State Finals of the prestigious Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ).

18 June 2012

Australian and UK researchers have made new findings about a form of secret language in the animal kingdom using polarization, a type of light that humans cannot see.

21 February 2012

A new method of genetic analysis developed by Queensland researchers has shed fresh light on the elusive genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia and shown that schizophrenia-causing genetic variations are common in the general population.

20 February 2012

The beauty and majesty of birds in flight has long captured the attention of artists and photographers.

28 October 2011

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have taken a significant step towards unravelling the mechanism by which communication between brain cells occurs.

4 October 2011

A study in worms that are less than a millimetre long has yielded clues that may be important for understanding how nerves grow.

20 September 2011

Researchers are a step closer to unravelling the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia following the largest genome-wide association study of the disorder ever undertaken.

15 September 2011

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) researchers have discovered a genetic mechanism that may explain why the children of older fathers are more likely to develop schizophrenia or autism.

29 August 2011

Australian researchers have discovered a new way to block the action of botulinum toxin, which may pave the way for more effective treatments of the life-threatening disease botulism.

22 August 2011

Neuroscientists at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have discovered a previously unrecognised layer of gene regulation associated with fear extinction, which is an inhibitory learning process thought to be critical for controlling fear-related...

15 August 2011

An undergraduate student at The University of Queensland is packing her bags for a trip to Germany after winning a coveted international Award.

2 August 2011

More than 130 of the smartest high school students from Queensland and the Northern Territory will converge on the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) next week to contest state and territory crowns in the State Finals of the 2011 Australian Brain Bee...

15 July 2011

For up to five per cent of the population, checking the time, counting change at the cash register or practically anything else to do with numbers can be a nightmare.

14 February 2011