The risk of suicidal thoughts was five or six times higher in children aged under 12 who had experienced psychosis

Otherwise healthy people who have experienced hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, a new international study has found. The UQ research found that having a psychotic experience doubled the risk of...

31 August 2017
UQ will undertake seven NHMRC-funded dementia initiatives

The University of Queensland has been awarded almost $7.5 million to accelerate improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia.

7 August 2017
Sportspeople between the ages of 18-40 who play sport in Brisbane are sought for the study. Image credit: Marnie McLaren.

A groundbreaking study into concussion has been launched by scientists at The University of Queensland – and you could possibly play a part.

4 July 2017
Associate Professor Trent Woodruff

Three University of Queensland researchers have each received $1 million from the FightMND foundation for clinical trials to help fast-track potential treatments for motor neurone disease.

9 June 2017
"The retina is not a simple camera" says Professor Williams

The mystery of how human eyes compute the direction of moving light has been made clearer by scientists at The University of Queensland.

8 June 2017
Three dimensional imaging of the blood-brain barrier

Non-invasive ultrasound improves the delivery to the brain of a therapeutic antibody targeting Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.

5 April 2017
Sources of vitamin D

Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.

20 March 2017
Agenesis of the corpus callosum is a partial or complete absence of nerve fibres connecting the sides of the brain.

A condition forcing people to involuntarily mirror movements in opposing limbs has been linked to a common developmental brain disorder. Scientists from The University of Queensland collaborated with international researchers to...

2 March 2017
Protein essential for neuronal communication viewed via super-resolution microscopy

A University of Queensland team is among the first in neuroscience to see the brain’s tiniest molecules in action and plot their movements.

8 January 2017
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

Researchers at The University of Queensland have made a key step that could eventually offer hope for stroke survivors and other people with brain damage.

6 June 2014

University of Queensland (UQ) scientists are harnessing honeybee flight secrets to develop insect-sized robot aircraft.

11 September 2013
Jackson Huang, from the Gold Coast, will compete in the International Brain Bee in Austria this month.

Australia's 'brainiest' student, Jackson Huang from the Gold Coast, will compete in the International Brain Bee Competition (IBB) in Austria next month.

2 September 2013

University of Queensland researchers are at the forefront of a ground-breaking study that has found people susceptible to psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have underlying genetic similarities.

12 August 2013

University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have found human brains ‘divide and conquer’ when people learn to navigate around new environments.

18 July 2013

Somerville House student Eva Wang has been named the state’s brain champion at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute competition, today.

18 June 2013

Almost 150 aspiring neuroscientists from across Queensland will compete in the state finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge at the at The University of Queensland on Tuesday June 18.

17 June 2013

Queensland scientists will begin clinical trials of treatment for spinal cord injuries after discovering dramatic improvements in balance and coordination when blocking a protein.

5 June 2013

A university scholarship has rewarded a student’s passion for the ancient art of slit-drum making and has reinvigorated the industry in Papua New Guinea.

3 June 2013

A University of Queensland study has identified precisely when new neurons become important for learning.

11 April 2013