A mantis shrimp in a defensive position, on its back with its legs, head and heavily-armoured tail closed over. The red colour indicates areas of reflected circular polarising light. Credit Yakir Gagnon/QBI

The ocean is lighting up with secret forms of communication between marine animals that may have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer detection and computer data storage, a team of Australian and international...

20 November 2015
Dr Anggono’s winning entry shows neurons extending their axons to establish synaptic connections.

Nature's beauty has helped a University of Queensland scientist win an artistic prize.

22 September 2015
Queensland students competing in this year's Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Queensland will host 23 of the world’s brightest high school students for the 2015 International Brain Bee neuroscience competition in Cairns from 20-26 August.

19 August 2015
2008 Queensland Brain Bee Challenge winner Casey Linton

Potential future neuroscientists will be tested on their knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, emotions, sleep and memory at the Queensland Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) final at The University of Queensland next week.

14 July 2015
Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri ... isolated pure populations of these cells for the first time.

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how the brain regulates memory and mood, thanks to the discovery of two distinct types of stem cells.

1 June 2015
QBI's Nick Nacsa and Ross Dixon will run in the City2South on Saturday 14 June

University of Queensland staff will be racing for research at The Brisbane Times City2South fun run on Sunday 14 June.

28 May 2015
Professor John McGrath

Hallucinations and delusions in the general population are more common than previously thought.

28 May 2015
The research drew on data from almost every twin study across the world from the past 50 years.

One of the great tussles of science – whether our health is governed by nature or nurture – has been settled, and it is effectively a draw.

19 May 2015
The study reinforced the therapeutic benefits of sleep.

An international study on sleep and learning in flies has shown a good night’s sleep might be vital for retaining our capacity to learn and remember, with implications for the treatment of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

23 April 2015
Research shows Botox travels to our central nervous system

New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system.

16 April 2015
Nerve fibre tips have extremely complex shapes. Image: Zac Pujic.

An analysis of how nerve fibres make vital connections during brain development could aid the understanding of how some cognitive disorders occur.

25 February 2015
The study used data from four independent studies that sampled almost 5000 older people

We count our age in calendar years, but our bodies may not be counting the same way.

6 February 2015

New insights into how nerves cells in the brain maintain efficient communication with each other may help offset the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

6 February 2015
UQ scientists have discovered the molecular mechanisms that allow severed nerves to fuse back together.

A small transparent roundworm with the remarkable ability to self-heal may hold the secret to treating nerve injuries in humans.

8 January 2015