UQ researchers to study if anti-social behaviour such as smoking is intergenerational. Image source: iStock.

University of Queensland research aims to answer the age-old question of whether anti-social behaviour is passed down through families.

5 January 2015
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

Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, The University of Queensland and Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases have reported huge success with a cartoon DVD promoting hygiene across rural China.

26 April 2013

Researchers at The University of Queensland have been documenting the lives of mothers and their children over 30 years to uncover what role genetic and environmental factors have on mental illness, substance abuse and heart disease.

5 December 2012

University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj has congratulated two UQ alumni who won their categories in the Queensland Australian of the Year 2013 awards

22 November 2012
DVD cover of The Magic Glasses, which aims to improve child health in China and the Philippines

Almost $1.5 million in funding has been awarded to researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) who are working to reduce one of the world’s most common chronic infections.

25 October 2012

Fifty two leading researchers from The University of Queensland were honoured on Sunday as leaders in their diverse fields of discovery at the inaugural Q-Index Awards.

17 May 2011

University of Queensland research has found children who have been abused or neglected are likely to struggle academically during adolescence.

22 December 2010
Dr Kaeleen Dingle is UQ's 9000th PhD graduate.

The University of Queensland (UQ) will celebrate a significant milestone today when it awards its 9000th Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

10 December 2010
Dr Abdullah Mamun

Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese 21 years after giving birth, UQ research has found.

16 April 2010

A University of Queensland study has found that females who experience early puberty have increased levels of aggression.

8 January 2010

Teenagers whose mothers have mental health impairments are likely to suffer behavioural problems, UQ research has found.

29 July 2009

A new study has found that the children of mothers who gain excessive weight during pregnancy are still at risk for obesity once they reach adulthood.

31 March 2009

Three research teams from The University of Queensland’s School of Population Health are involved in an $8.8million AusAID initiative to improve the quality and effectiveness of Australia’s overseas aid.

5 March 2008

Australian manual or “blue collar” workers are dying from liver cirrhosis 2.5 times the rate of their “white collar” counterparts, according to a University of Queensland study.

8 May 2007

Splitting parents who shack up with new partners can unwittingly push their children towards cannabis use.

3 April 2006

The University of Queensland has topped the latest round of grants from the nation’s peak university funding council.

23 June 2005

A child’s social environment may have only a modest effect on whether very young children become depressed, according to new Australian research.

31 May 2005

Engineering a major change in the way officials in Thailand manage their health system is the aim of $3.2 million project to be led by University of Queensland researchers.

29 August 2003

Breastfed children are more intelligent, according to the latest findings of a joint University of Queensland–Mater Hospital longitudinal study.

25 September 2002