Breakthrough Alzheimer’s research from The University of Queensland has been named among the world’s most talked-about research of 2015.

15 December 2015
The harlequin tuskfish is a predatory wrasse found on the Great Barrier Reef. It was found to express four classes of opsins, including the UV-sensitive SWS1 opsin, despite having UV-blocking ocular media. Photo: Steve Parish.

Understanding how fish "see" is helping a team of international scientists increase their knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef's biodiversity.

24 November 2015
A mantis shrimp in a defensive position, on its back with its legs, head and heavily-armoured tail closed over. The red colour indicates areas of reflected circular polarising light. Credit Yakir Gagnon/QBI

The ocean is lighting up with secret forms of communication between marine animals that may have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer detection and computer data storage, a team of Australian and international...

20 November 2015
Professor Perry Bartlett

Queensland continues to demonstrate that it is a global powerhouse in neuroscience research, with The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Professor Perry Bartlett last night receiving a Research Australia Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 November 2015
Dr Anggono’s winning entry shows neurons extending their axons to establish synaptic connections.

Nature's beauty has helped a University of Queensland scientist win an artistic prize.

22 September 2015

Maintaining world-class research equipment at The University of Queensland is all part of a day’s work for fitter and turner Ethan Park, who has been named MIGAS Queensland Apprentice of the Year.

4 September 2015
Queensland students competing in this year's Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Queensland will host 23 of the world’s brightest high school students for the 2015 International Brain Bee neuroscience competition in Cairns from 20-26 August.

19 August 2015

University of Queensland researchers have shown, like humans, fruit flies may be self-aware of their actions.

24 July 2015

After correctly answering that the cochlear and vestibular nerves are the two branches of the eighth cranial nerve, 15-year-old Abigail Green from Somerville House has become the 2015 Queensland Brain Bee Champion.

21 July 2015
2008 Queensland Brain Bee Challenge winner Casey Linton

Potential future neuroscientists will be tested on their knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, emotions, sleep and memory at the Queensland Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) final at The University of Queensland next week.

14 July 2015
Budgies uses visual cues to judge and adjust their airspeed

Research into how birds and bees use vision in flight is guiding the design of future autopilots and unmanned aerial vehicles.

10 June 2015
Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri ... isolated pure populations of these cells for the first time.

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how the brain regulates memory and mood, thanks to the discovery of two distinct types of stem cells.

1 June 2015
QBI's Nick Nacsa and Ross Dixon will run in the City2South on Saturday 14 June

University of Queensland staff will be racing for research at The Brisbane Times City2South fun run on Sunday 14 June.

28 May 2015
Professor John McGrath

Hallucinations and delusions in the general population are more common than previously thought.

28 May 2015
Ice bucket.

Bucket-loads of icy water dunked on Australian heads last year has translated into more than a million dollars, enough to pool a team of experts to find treatments for motor neurone disease (MND).

22 May 2015
The research drew on data from almost every twin study across the world from the past 50 years.

One of the great tussles of science – whether our health is governed by nature or nurture – has been settled, and it is effectively a draw.

19 May 2015
The study reinforced the therapeutic benefits of sleep.

An international study on sleep and learning in flies has shown a good night’s sleep might be vital for retaining our capacity to learn and remember, with implications for the treatment of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

23 April 2015
Research shows Botox travels to our central nervous system

New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system.

16 April 2015
Artist Sam Leach with University of Queensland scientist Professor Mandyam Srinivasan.

Art and science have combined to create the latest addition to Australia’s National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

12 March 2015
Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research director Professor Jürgen Götz and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute.

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and resto

12 March 2015