Photo of pills and tablets

Some doctors fear litigation and professional ruin if they are seen to have overprescribed opioids to terminally ill patients, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

31 May 2019
The competition will raise money for spinal cord injury research

A world-wide competition will pit human against machine in a virtual high-tech car chase this weekend.

3 May 2019

A red vintage truck named ‘Roxy’ is helping drive research to find a cure for motor neurone disease.

18 April 2019
 A group of children at the UQ camp.

An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy hopes to be able to put on his socks by himself and stand at the kitchen bench to make his own lunch following a trial of intensive therapy this school holidays.

11 April 2019

Parents who experience stillbirth or neonatal death will be offered “the best possible care in the worst possible circumstance”, thanks to guidelines developed by the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence and The University of Queensland.

2 April 2019

A doctor training program for Central Queensland and Wide Bay is a step closer to reality, with discussions between government and industry in Rockhampton yesterday.

21 March 2019
Dr Richard Gordon and assistant in his lab

Researchers from The University of Queensland will investigate the potential of existing drugs to be repurposed to fight Parkinson’s disease thanks to a new research grant.

7 March 2019

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease affects men and women differently.

4 March 2019

The risk of developing melanoma is significantly multiplied for people who have red hair and more than 20 large moles, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 March 2019
Reduced growth hormone receptor signalling improves insulin signalling within the body.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a hidden metabolic advantage that prevents people with a specific type of dwarfism from developing type 2 diabetes or cancer.

26 February 2019

Two clinical trials for rare cancer treatments and a dialysis education program led by University of Queensland researchers have been awarded more than $7.6 million in grants.

21 February 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on research into ovarian cancer and heart disease. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

29 January 2019

As Queenslanders flock to the outdoors this Australia Day weekend, University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether text messages could prevent people falling victim to sunburn.

24 January 2019
A microscope shows the stem cells

Stopping melanoma from spreading to other parts of the body might be as simple as cutting off the blood supply to the cancer, according to researchers.

4 January 2019
Areas containing RAB27A molecules (brown staining) within a section of a melanoma.

Doctors may be able to assess the survival rates of melanoma patients following the discovery of a molecule that allows the cancer to spread from the skin to other parts of the body.

20 December 2018

Even as a child, medicine graduand Kreyen Ponen had an aptitude for science and enjoyed helping people.

11 December 2018
A whole body imaging machine

A $10 million grant will revolutionise the early detection of melanoma with the installation of 15 3D whole body imaging machines across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

29 November 2018
A gingerbread man underneath a spirit level.

University of Queensland researchers are conducting the Queensland trial of a new treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using an amino acid supplement.

23 November 2018
A young man uses an e-cigarette

Tobacco smokers are at increased risk of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to University of Queensland researchers.

21 November 2018

Bullying has been recognised globally as a risk factor for mental illness, thanks to a University of Queensland research team.

9 November 2018