Jennifer Stables shaved her head to raise funds and awareness of a rare autoimmune disease.

University of Queensland student Jennifer Stables has had a hair-raising year after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, and has now cut off her ponytail and shaved her head to raise awareness and money for research into the condition.

22 December 2014
University of Queensland School of Medicine valedictorian Ms Ng with Professor Darrell Crawford, Head of the School of Medicine.

Monica Ng was bitten by the medical bug young – and it has stayed in her bloodstream ever since.

20 December 2014
Professor Sue Kildea is leading a pain management trial.

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth, but that might change thanks to a safe, simple and effective treatment developed by University of Queensland researchers.

10 December 2014
More than 60 per cent of Australians are overweight or obese

Growing obesity levels are increasing the burden of cancers throughout the world, say University of Queensland researchers.

8 December 2014
If you’re at high risk of skin cancer, check your skin regularly. Roman Königshofer/Flickr, CC BY-ND

The earlier you find a cancerous mole, the easier the treatment and the better the outcomes. But it’s not easy distinguishing between harmless, benign moles and those that warrant further attention.

5 December 2014

It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around us — plant pollen floating in the...

20 November 2014

Three million Australian adults – 15 per cent of the population – struggle through spring and summer with watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat and the hallmark hay fever symptom, sneezing.

17 November 2014
Sitting for long periods of time can have negative health effects according to UQ researcher Dr Genevieve Healy

A University of Queensland researcher taking a stand for office workers has been recognised for work that is influencing public health guidelines in Australia, the UK and the US.

10 November 2014
Initial research suggests if your grandparents were obese, you have a greater chance of being obese as well. Photo: iStock

A University of Queensland study is one of the world’s first to investigate whether obesity and chronic diseases can be passed down three generations.

10 November 2014
Greg Poche AO and Kay van Norton Poche have donated $10m to Indigenous health at UQ.

A Poche Centre for Indigenous Health will be established at The University of Queensland, thanks to a $10 million gift from philanthropist Mr Greg Poche AO.

7 November 2014
Image sourced from iStock

A Queensland-based researcher is on the verge of a significant new approach to treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes.

6 November 2014
About one in ten people released from prison has an intellectual disability. Jes, CC BY-SA

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises to deliver better support to the one in five Australians living with a disability. But what about those inside prison or who have just left prison? Will the NDIS look after them too, or keep...

3 November 2014
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University of Queensland researchers are working on a prostate cancer test that is as simple as a pregnancy test.

31 October 2014

Young Australian women are fatter, fitter and more frazzled today than they were nearly 20 years ago, according to Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health researchers.

1 October 2014
An example of highly-effective telehealth is the mobile telemedicine program in Cherbourg.

Queensland has claimed a knockout blow against the tyranny of distance in health care today with the opening of The University of Queensland’s Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth.

10 September 2014
UQ student Dr Celia Webby.

A University of Queensland postgraduate student is the only student from Australia to win a place at the prestigious Merck Serono Innovation Cup, being held in Germany this month.

2 July 2014
Researcher Hosam Mamoon Zowawi said the ‘phantom’ superbugs were found during a region-wide collaborative study on superbugs.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Middle East which is cloaking itself in genetic material to avoid detection and placing the population at increased risk of deadly infections.

2 June 2014
Medical undergraduate Charles Baker has developed a mathematical model to improve liver imaging methods. Inset: An image of a liver with five lesions.

A medical student from The University of Queensland has applied his background in mathematics to the field of nuclear medicine to improve liver imaging methods, which may improve diagnosis time and save patients undergoing unnecessary surgery.

8 May 2014
Photo of Professor Roslyn Boyd and a patient

New methods of preventing intestinal worms and better ways of supporting children with cerebral palsy are potential outcomes from University of Queensland research that has drawn $1.54 million in joint government and community funding this week.

1 May 2014
Queensland Minister Ian Walker, left, Dr Goce Dimeski and Dr Paul Masci.

The University of Queensland has welcomed the Queensland Government’s $1 million commitment to translating medical research into better health care.

17 April 2014