UQ pain researcher Professor Maree Smith.

A chronic pain treatment discovered at The University of Queensland is a step closer to clinical use with a global pharmaceutical giant acquiring the Australian-founded company developing the drug.

29 June 2015

Women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet in the years before becoming pregnant could face a significantly reduced risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, new research from The University of Queensland (UQ) suggests.

5 June 2015
Professor Ranjeny Thomas

University of Queensland researchers have developed a world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease affecting more than 450,000 people in Australia.

4 June 2015

UQ’s Forgan Smith Building will be bathed in red light for the fourth year in a row, to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

25 May 2015

Paying close attention to your health as winter approaches could be a matter of life or death, University of Queensland research shows.

21 May 2015
Irritating sensations from the upper respiratory tract are a major driver of excessive coughing.

Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to two different parts of the nervous system.

20 May 2015
L to R: Scholarship recipients Johanna Schagen and Liisa Murray and Dr Charles Mitchell

More than $100,000 worth of funding was awarded to two University of Queensland PhD students for asthma research at the Asthma Foundation Queensland’s 50th anniversary event last night.

28 April 2015
Inflammation after spinal cord injury. Image source: Ms Faith Brennan (UQ School of Biomedical Sciences) and Mr Luke Hammond (UQ Queensland Brain Institute).

Rapid treatment with a new anti-inflammatory could have a major impact on recovery from spinal cord injury, University of Queensland researchers have found.

23 April 2015

A rare disease discovered at The University of Queensland gave an Australian family a diagnosis for their son’s mystery illness, and is now the subject of a new book, Cracking the Code.

30 March 2015
Healthy pregnancy

The grandchildren of obese women face a heightened risk of being born and raised to a life of obesity, University of Queensland researchers have found.

26 March 2015
UQ's Professor Ian Frazer is president of the new academy

RESEARCHERS from The University of Queensland feature prominently in the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, launched this evening in Canberra.

25 March 2015
UQ PhD student Hosam Zowawi. © Rolex Awards/Julian Kingma.

A University of Queensland researcher waging a war on antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been awarded a $360,000 fellowship from a charitable foundation established by the businessman who founded the Billabong surfwear company.

24 March 2015

Research showing that patients with early psychosis report high rates of childhood trauma has important implications for clinicians, a University of Queensland psychologist has found.

18 March 2015

University of Queensland research into establishing Australia’s first national standardised pollen monitoring program has been boosted by funding from the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia.

13 March 2015
Associate Professor Simon Phipps

One of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies has awarded The University of Queensland a $160,000 research grant to help identify potential new pathways that contribute to the development of asthma, a disease that affects more than two...

11 March 2015
School students learning about science careers at an InspireU camp at UQ in 2014

Improving health outcomes for urban Indigenous people will be the focus of the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, a new centre at The University of Queensland that was officially opened tonight.

9 March 2015
Associate Professor Trent Woodruff

A University of Queensland research team has been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to target brain inflammation in people with Parkinson’s disease.

6 March 2015
Associate Professor John Hooper

Brisbane researchers have developed an antibody drug that attacks cancerous ovarian cells and limits the serious side-effects of traditional treatments.

2 March 2015
The study findings were based on an analysis of data from 26 studies involving more than 200,000 men and women with type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is much more deadly for women than men, a study of more than 200,000 people with the condition has found.

6 February 2015
UQ researchers are part of an international team that has developed a new technique for measuring a baby’s lung function after birth if the mother smoked during pregnancy.

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development.

15 January 2015