Dr Richard Bean

One of the most challenging unsolved cryptograms of the Irish Republican Army ̶ created in the 1920s ̶ has been decoded for the first time by a University of Queensland data scientist.

23 August 2019

Environmental conditions influence our body mass index (BMI) by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.

23 August 2019

Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants.

23 August 2019

Poo transplants are helping expand koala microbiomes, allowing the marsupials to eat a wider range of eucalypts and possibly survive habitat loss.

21 August 2019
A tiger shark scarred from fishing equipment

Commercial longline fishing around the world is having a significant impact on migrating shark populations, according to an international study featuring a University of Queensland researcher.

21 August 2019

The application of a revolutionary alternative to chemical fungicides to protect Australia’s $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector is being spearheaded by researchers at The University of Queensland.

21 August 2019

The University of Queensland has moved to its highest ever position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), sitting at 54th globally.

16 August 2019

It’s an ancient fruit, but the avocado has been brought into the new millennium with the publication of its draft genome, which may be the key to improvements in future crops.

15 August 2019

A University of Queensland engineer has followed nature’s example and developed whiskers for drones and robots, allowing machines to sense surroundings just as animals do.

15 August 2019

Deforestation in Colombia has been linked to armed conflict and forests’ proximity to coca crops, the plant from which cocaine is derived.

13 August 2019

A group of scientists has called for nutrition to be declared a national science and research priority and for the establishment of a ‘trusted voice’ to provide credible evidence-based nutritional information.

7 August 2019

A phenomenon that makes coral spawn more than once a year is improving the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

6 August 2019
Environmental defenders help protect land, forests, water and other natural resources.

Environmental defenders on the front line of natural resource conflict are being killed at an alarming rate, according to a University of Queensland study.

6 August 2019

Doctors from leading Australian institutions including The University of Queensland have called on the government to implement a national action plan to fight one of Australia’s biggest killer diseases, sepsis.

5 August 2019

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

Understanding the internal energy flow – including the metabolism – of large ocean creatures like sharks and rays could be key to their survival in a changing climate, according to a new study.

1 August 2019

Volunteer snorkellers and scuba divers have been helping capture images of reef manta rays to better protect the threatened species.

1 August 2019
Autism is a multi-faceted disorder characterised by distinct clusters of features

A new framework for understanding the diverse features of autism could help University of Queensland researchers develop an intervention for people with the disorder who have mental health problems.

29 July 2019

Tertiary institutions and other organisations could do more to give university graduates an equal start in the job market, according to a new report led by Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski from The University of Queensland.

29 July 2019
UQ's Professor Matt Trau and Evolution Mining's Anika McManus

The development of a rapid cancer test at The University of Queensland will be aided by a $300,000 donation from an Australian gold mining company.

26 July 2019