A grant from the Children’s Hospital Foundation will help a working mother from The University of Queensland tackle childhood brain cancer treatments.

17 July 2019
Gram-negative bacteria

A crucial step in the way bacteria construct their defences has been revealed by an international team, including a University of Queensland researcher.

16 July 2019

John Roles is a University of Queensland PhD candidate using his life’s experience in the power industry to tackle the future of energy.

16 July 2019

Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, University of Queensland researchers believe.

14 May 2019

In an Australian-first, The University of Queensland will join forces with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) to tackle the growing problem of drug-resistant infections.

12 April 2019
Scientists-on-bow-of-ship-in-Antarctica

Three University of Queensland researchers are among a group of 100 female scientists from around the world taking part in a year-long leadership scheme culminating in an Antarctic voyage.

16 August 2018
Dr-Marija-Kojic-works-in-the-laboratory

Research discoveries revealing the genetic causes of neurological degeneration could be a key to slowing the progression of devastating diseases.

13 August 2018
Spider-venom-is-being-used-to-develop-venom-derived-pharmaceuticals.

A devastating form of childhood epilepsy that is resistant to traditional drugs may have met its match in spider venom.

6 August 2018

Improved treatment for type 2 diabetes might result from a new study by University of Queensland researchers.

30 July 2018

A molecule that kills the malaria parasite while leaving a patient’s and leaves healthy cells intact has been developed by researchers from The University of Queensland and The Australian National University (ANU).

26 July 2018

University of Queensland scientists have identified genes associated with fatty liver disease, a condition affecting 5.5 million Australians.

26 July 2018
Professor Jian Yang

Evolution may be responsible for a range of complex traits, including height and waist-to-hip ratio, and diseases such as schizophrenia, research from The University of Queensland shows.

16 May 2018
Professor Peter Visscher

A University of Queensland geneticist has joined the ranks of eminent scientists around the world with his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

15 May 2018

The biggest study of its kind has allowed researchers to identify genetic risk factors associated with major depression, providing new insights for prevention and treatment.

27 April 2018
Professor David Craik and Professor Marilyn Anderson

The potential to produce cheaper medicines within edible plants including lettuce and canola has taken a significant step forward.

20 March 2018
Rattlesnake

Researchers have shown why a fragment of a protein from the venom gland of rattlesnakes could be the basis for an alternative to conventional antibiotics.

15 March 2018
Assassin bug: photo Jiayi Jin

Venom researchers from The University of Queensland have uncovered a unique and complex venom system within the tiny assassin bug.

23 February 2018
An extra membrane camouflages Gram-negative bacteria from drugs and the immune system.

An antibiotic overlooked since its discovery 40 years ago could help develop new drugs against life-threatening infections caused by some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs.

26 January 2018
Professor Jian Yang

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases.

16 January 2018
Dr Mark Blaskovich ... the number of patients dying from vancomycin-resistant bacteria prompted his team to look at revitalising old antibiotics.

An old drug supercharged by UQ researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs.

5 January 2018