University of Queensland researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further unravelling the puzzle of memory formation and the elusive causes of dementia.

2 August 2019
Perineuronal nets (bright green) surround particular neurons (blue). Fluorescence labelling reveals just how detailed these structures are.  (Phoebe Mayne, UQ)

University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.

20 February 2019

Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear.

19 February 2019

The University of Queensland has published a free magazine on intelligent machines and the brain to help people sort through fact and fiction on this increasingly hot topic.

5 February 2019

Australian athletes have partnered with scientists at The University of Queensland to support research into the effects of concussion.

31 May 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
(L-R) UQ VC Peter Høj, Professor Perry Bartlett, The Honorable Leeanne Enoch MP, Emeritus Professor Andrew Boyd, Professor Pankaj Sah

A potential drug to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to emerge from a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government.

20 April 2018
DNA

A University of Queensland discovery has deepened our understanding of the genetic mutations that arise in different tissues, and how these are inherited.

23 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
Close to half of UQ’s 2018 funding will go to the Faculty of Medicine, accounting for $20 million across 18 projects.

University of Queensland research into dementia, cancer, superbugs, painkillers, and children’s health are among 51 projects that will benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 Project Grant funding announced today.

6 December 2017
Professor John McGrath

Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath, recipient of Denmark’s Strömgren Medal.

15 November 2017
: The two pearlside species studied, Maurolicus muelleri (top) and Maurolicus mucronatus (bottom). Image: Wen-Sung Chung

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

9 November 2017
The research suggests that humans' experiences early in life may affect their brain activity later. iStockphoto.

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous activity – and UQ experts have uncovered how different early-life experiences can affect the nature of that...

4 August 2017

University of Queensland experts have published an online magazine to share the latest insights into the science of learning and memory.

17 July 2017
Wildlife conservation expert Dr Tamara Keeley

University of Queensland staff, students and alumni are among 30 women selected as Science & Technology Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.

4 July 2017
Professor Cindy Shannon ... a leader in Indigenous health

A health and nursing academic who has devoted her life to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and a neuroscience pioneer who was founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute – both University of Queensland professors – have...

7 June 2017
Dr Michael Piper ... parents have had little information on the conditions

Research is giving some answers to more than 1500 Australians with a rare and debilitating genetic disorder that caused their brains to develop unusually.

13 December 2016
Associate Professor Benjamin Hogan received $1,228,364

University of Queensland health and medical research projects aimed at improving the nation’s healthcare will benefit from a national allocation of more than $483 million announced today.

3 December 2016
Professor Bartlett ... a scientific pioneer and a research leadership exemplar

The University of Queensland’s Professor Perry Bartlett has been named the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year in recognition of his work on the human brain, including dementia and depression.

28 November 2016
Triggerfish, a common Great Barrier Reef species, are fooled by visual illusions in the same way as humans

Humans might have more in common with fish than previously thought, a new University of Queensland visual illusion study indicates.

17 October 2016