Next-generation approaches in disease detection and prevention are being developed by biotechnologists at The University of Queensland (UQ) in a bid to curb the influence of a changing climate and sprawling population.

27 October 2009

An international research team including researchers at UQ's Diamantina Institute and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research has identified a new variant of a gene that helps to regulate iron and haemoglobin levels.

13 October 2009

UQ’s Professor Ian Frazer has been awarded the 2009 Honda Prize for his contribution to the development of the world’s first cervical cancer vaccines.

29 September 2009
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh

Australia will have a stronger role in global efforts to address major diseases like cancer and diabetes following a $50 million gift, the biggest donation of its kind in the nation’s history.

27 July 2009
Associate Professor Simon Broadley (left) and Professor Matt Brown

New genes discovered by Australian and New Zealand researchers may hold the key to new treatments for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

15 June 2009
Ms Sherry Wu

Researchers at The University of Queensland have developed a way to deliver drugs which can specifically shut down cancer-causing genes in tumour cells while sparing normal healthy tissues.

4 June 2009

The University of Queensland's Professor Ian Frazer has been named the winner of the prestigious Australian Medical Association (AMA) Gold Medal.

3 June 2009

The University of Queensland (UQ) and Professor Ian Frazer have applauded the Australian Government for pledging $40 million towards a "missing link" medical research and development facility.

12 May 2009
Professor Ian Frazer (back centre) and Clinical Trials Research Manager James Pang (front left) in Vanuatu with the health team and local teachers

A Brisbane team are working closely with the Vanuatu Government to trial a program for effective delivery of cervical cancer vaccines to schoolgirls in resource-poor settings.

21 April 2009

The University of Queensland is seeking members of the public to be part of its animal ethics committees.

9 April 2009
Professor Thomas

Vaccines for cancers, better pain relief and getting people off the couch and exercising are some of The University of Queensland research programs given a multi-million dollar boost today.

6 February 2009