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
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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
Dr Jian Yang is one of two recipients of the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation’s Senior Medical Research Fellowship.

A University of Queensland researcher has been awarded $1.2 million to unlock the genetic underpinning of thousands of diseases, including schizophrenia, Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and cancer.

5 November 2013

The influence of genes on body mass index scores is substantially lower than previously thought, researchers at The University of Queensland have found.

31 October 2013

University of Queensland (UQ) scientists have made a fundamental breakthrough into how the brain decodes the visual world.

30 October 2013

Scientists at The University of Queensland (UQ) have discovered how the honeybee can land anywhere with utmost precision and grace – and the knowledge may soon help build incredible robot aircraft.

29 October 2013
Beverley Trivett ... important progress made in brain research but we still don’t understand why people develop these dreadful tumours and why they grow so rapidly

After years of losing patients to brain tumours — despite having access to the best of modern medicine — a Brisbane neurosurgeon has had enough.

15 October 2013
Study participants were shown pictures designed to elicit an emotional response, positive, negative or neutral, and some scenes of "attack and threat"

Bad experiences enhance memory formation about places, scientists at The University of Queensland have found.

25 September 2013
Professor Maree Smith . . . has two game-changing pain therapies close to being available on the global market

A vaccine against cervical cancer, a global parenting program, new forms of pain relief, better yielding crops and improved medical imaging are some of many high-impact outcomes of University of Queensland research.

19 September 2013

People with dementia have new hope with a significant boost to research funding following the Premier's announcement of $9 million in funding over the next 5 years for The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CADR) at The University of...

30 May 2013

To celebrate Brain Awareness Week, the Australian Brain Bee Challenge opens the first round of its nation-wide competition this week.

11 March 2013
MND and Me Founder Scott Sullivan, QBI Development Board Chair Jeff Maclean, and QBI Director Professor Perry Bartlett

UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) has welcomed the support of the MND and Me Foundation in its quest to improve the understanding of Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

26 October 2012
Dr Judith Reinhard from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute

Honeybees are also discerning art critics, according to scientists from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute and the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil.

23 October 2012

People with a curious condition that causes them to apply make-up on only one side of their face, or ignore food on half of their plate, are playing a new role in understanding stroke recovery.

21 May 2012