The world’s largest study into the genetics behind human height has discovered the trait’s vast complexity.

7 October 2014
James Watson ... with a critically endangered mountain gorilla in east Africa.

Australia has a stronger voice in conservation, with the election of Associate Professor James Watson as president of the Society for Conservation Biology.

1 October 2014
New hay fever blood test nothing to sneeze at

Brisbane researchers have developed a blood test that can accurately detect one of the commonest causes of hay fever, paving the way for new treatments.

29 September 2014
The motion study used by QBI researchers.

Birds have been found to display superior judgement of their body width compared to humans, in research to help design autonomous aircraft navigation systems.

19 September 2014

University of Queensland researchers won two of five Scopus Young Researcher awards and placed in two other categories at a celebration of academic research excellence in Canberra yesterday (18 September).

19 September 2014

One of history’s most iconic social psychology experiments may have been completely misinterpreted, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

15 September 2014
Full-flavour caffeine-free coffee is on the way

It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, thanks to research involving University of Queensland expertise.

4 September 2014
3MT finalists have just three minutes to communicate complicated issues like disease study.

The clock is ticking for UQ research students who will compete in the 2014 Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) next Thursday at Customs House in Brisbane.

4 September 2014
Study leader Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani.

Stem cells from placenta usually discarded after childbirth can now be used to develop treatments for conditions such as diabetes, with each placenta containing enough stem cells to potentially treat 100 patients.

27 August 2014
The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) joined with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biophysics (IBP) to create a research centre.

The world’s leading researchers will work together to tackle dementia after The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) joined with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biophysics (IBP) to create a research centre.

26 August 2014
ISSR Director Professor Mark Western, Senior Sergeant Mike Newman, Dr Sarah Bennett, UQ Vice Chancellor Peter Høj, Amelia Gray, Portia Christie, Matthew Klotz, Yu Hin Cheng, Bogdan Berar and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (clockwise from back row).

Social science researchers will evaluate the success of a new mobile community policing van launched at St Lucia in Brisbane.

25 August 2014

Beef producers could soon benefit from a protein-rich and sustainable livestock feed supplement in the form of microalgae.

19 August 2014
Photo of Forgan Smith Building here

The University of Queensland has held its position in the top 100 universities globally, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2014, announced today.

15 August 2014
Crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Predicting the patterns of crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks is the focus of a University of Queensland study that could be vital to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

15 August 2014
IMB's Professor George Muscat with Dr Michael Pearen, Dr Rebecca Fitzsimmons and PhD students Kelvin Tuong and Tae Gyu Oh.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a way of predicting cancer-free survival in breast cancer patients and identified a new treatment target.

11 August 2014
An artist's impression of the solar research facility at UQ Gatton on completion. Image: Wilson Architects

The University of Queensland and First Solar have begun construction on a 3.275 megawatt solar photovoltaic research facility at UQ’s Gatton campus.

6 August 2014