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4 February 2019

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with a drug initially developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

12 December 2018
UQ's Optical Physics in Neuroscience team - Associate Professor Ethan Scott, Dr Itia Favre-Bulle and Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

Two Australian Museum Eureka Prizes have been awarded to University of Queensland researchers for their outstanding discoveries in the fields of health and physics.

30 August 2018

The world’s next big medical breakthroughs could be in the hands of four University of Queensland researchers, announced as National Health and Medical Research Council Development Grant recipients.

29 August 2018

It’s double the celebration for University of Queensland researchers Brandon and Claire Wainwright, who were both appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their significant service to medicine.

12 June 2018
Dr Karrera Djoko

Infectious bacteria E. coli can defend itself and grow in acidic and copper-rich human environments a new University of Queensland study suggests.

13 June 2017
Celebrity chef Ben Milbourne to be awarded Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

​The head of Uniting Care Queensland and a Reserve Bank of Australia board member are among a distinguished line-up celebrated in The University of Queensland’s 2016 Alumni Awards.

15 August 2016
Scanning electron micrograph of Group A Streptococcus bacteria on primary human neutrophil. Credit: NIAID

An international study led by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years.

4 November 2015
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman being interviewed by the media. Credit: Wikipedia.

If Queensland’s Liberal National Party reclaims government at this Saturday’s election, you can be sure the politicians will be quick to take the credit. But behind the scenes, much of the credit for the LNP’s political revival belongs to the...

27 January 2015

As part of its program to cut red tape and bureaucracy, the Australian government is set to repeal the 100-member rule.

30 October 2014
It's an exciting time in medical discovery, says UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton MIddelberg

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded six new Research Fellowships at The University of Queensland, and extended funding on another four.

2 September 2014
Ilab has nurtured a wide range of innovative start-ups.

Queensland start-ups are to benefit from a new $10 million early stage investment fund.

12 August 2014
Dr Claudia Vickers from UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology will talk about 'The science of beer' at the Queensland launch of National Science Week

The science behind beer and barbecues will be on show – and taste – when The University of Queensland launches National Science Week celebrations in Brisbane on Saturday 16 August.

11 August 2014
Chains of the human pathogenic bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. Nina van Sorge and Victor Nizet

Researchers are one step closer to developing a safe vaccine against strep throat, which is responsible for more than 700 million infections and 500,000 deaths each year.

26 June 2014
Disease-causing bacterium ... being targeted by Professor Walker

The University of Queensland’s Professor Mark Walker is among 20 researchers recognised at the National Health and Medical Council Research Excellence Awards.

11 June 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
The UQ-designed unmanned surveillance helicopter.

Surf lifesavers, police, fire fighters and rescue workers across Australia and around the world could benefit from new unmanned surveillance technology developed in Brisbane, after the signing of an agreement today.

14 April 2014
Dr Micheal Creagh, Co-founder CB Aerospace Pty Ltd, Minister Walker, Dr Peter Beasley, Co-founder CB Aerospace Pty Ltd.

Queensland’s ilab technology hot-house has launched its latest batch of entrepreneurs at a graduation event at the University of Queensland.

12 March 2014
The University of Queensland has been awarded more than $26 million for health and medical research, to investigate cancer treatments, pain relief, dengue fever vaccinations and more.

The University of Queensland has been awarded more than $26 million for health and medical research, to investigate cancer treatments, pain relief, dengue fever vaccinations and more.

18 February 2014
Group A Streptococcus (green) shown to be growing inside of a cell (red, caputured by a fluorescence microscope).

Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered that a microbe responsible for invasive bacterial Group A Streptococcus infections can bypass the immune system and multiply within infected cells.

30 January 2014