Dr Judith Reinhard (above) said that the research provided a fundamental understanding of how neural circuits were built and consolidated to retain memories.

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. The discovery could eventually lead to a key for treating conditions such as autism and...

21 November 2014
Professor Srinivasan (above) will formally take up his new position at the Australian Academy of Science in May 2015

A University of Queensland researcher’s respected career designing unmanned aerial vehicles based on biologically inspired systems has seen him elected onto the Australian Academy of Science Council.

17 November 2014
UQ was awarded a total of 77 health and medical research grants today

Australia’s first Centre of Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease will be established at The University of Queensland with a $2.5 million grant announced today.

17 October 2014
Professor Götz from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute

A newly discovered method of identifying the creation of proteins in the body could lead to new insights into how learning and memories are impaired in Alzheimer’s disease.

2 September 2014

Two University of Queensland professors have been named inaugural Science and Innovation Champions by the Queensland Government.

29 May 2014
Neuroscientists from The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute may have found a way to silence the gene that feeds fear.

For many people, fear of flying or of spiders skittering across the lounge room floor is more than just a momentary increase in heart rate and a pair of sweaty palms.

28 April 2014
Trajectories of individual molecules of cholera toxin B-subunit binding to the plasma membrane of cultured neurons

Experts will share the latest advances in super-resolution microscopy during a four-day symposium at The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Microscopy Week starting today.

1 April 2014
Photo of madeleine cakes and tea here

Brain researchers have boosted understanding of the powerful connection between memory and smell

18 March 2014
UQ research has found that budgerigars are inclined to favour the left or right side.

University of Queensland researchers believe they have discovered how flocks of birds navigate difficult environments, with individuals inclined to favour the left or right side.

7 March 2014
Eva Wang from Brisbane, has won today’s final of the 2013 Australian Brain Bee Challenge in Adelaide.

Australia's ‘brainiest' secondary school student, Eva Wang from Brisbane, has won today’s final of the 2013 Australian Brain Bee Challenge in Adelaide.

29 January 2014
Colour blindness test surprisingly reveals that mantis shrimp have poor colour sense.

University of Queensland researchers have revealed new insights into colour vision in a study on a tropical reef shrimp.

24 January 2014