A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery.

10 January 2018
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

Scientists have discovered the powerful role the molecule Myosin VI plays in communication between nerve cells in the brain.

4 February 2013

The University of Queensland congratulates 11 researchers named as 2011-2012 Queensland International Fellows.

27 June 2012

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have taken a significant step towards unravelling the mechanism by which communication between brain cells occurs.

4 October 2011

Researchers from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute will delve further into the mysteries of how our brains works thanks to more than $7.5 million in funding.

10 November 2008

A winner of UniQuest’s 2006 Trailblazer innovation competition, Dr Frederic Meunier is developing a treatment for motoneuronal diseases based on modifying botox – the popular anti-wrinkle treatment.

4 July 2006

Two winners of the 2006 Trailblazer innovation competition at The University of Queensland are researching ways to improve the lives of pregnant women and new born babies.

27 June 2006

Seven UQ researchers have been honoured with awards totalling $450,000 at the 2005 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards for early career researchers held at Brisbane Customs House.

22 September 2005

Botox, used by Hollywood stars to smooth out facial wrinkles, is playing an important role in UQ research to understand how nerve cells communicate with each other.

21 September 2005