: The two pearlside species studied, Maurolicus muelleri (top) and Maurolicus mucronatus (bottom). Image: Wen-Sung Chung

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

9 November 2017
Professor Naomi Wray

Researchers at The University of Queensland have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neurone disease (MND), opening the door for targeted treatments.

26 July 2016

After correctly answering that the cochlear and vestibular nerves are the two branches of the eighth cranial nerve, 15-year-old Abigail Green from Somerville House has become the 2015 Queensland Brain Bee Champion.

21 July 2015
UQ was awarded a total of 77 health and medical research grants today

Australia’s first Centre of Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease will be established at The University of Queensland with a $2.5 million grant announced today.

17 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
The bigfin squid uses a characteristic bobbing motion to balance-out their visual impairment and precisely target prey.

Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered how a species of squid perceives distance, providing an evolutionary solution to a problem divers regularly encounter in featureless waters.

21 January 2014
Professor Maree Smith . . . has two game-changing pain therapies close to being available on the global market

A vaccine against cervical cancer, a global parenting program, new forms of pain relief, better yielding crops and improved medical imaging are some of many high-impact outcomes of University of Queensland research.

19 September 2013
A UQ PhD student helped gather footage of the giant squid south of Japan.

Researchers from The University of Queensland played a key role in filming the first video images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat, in lightless water up to a kilometre under the ocean.

6 February 2013

Teresa Tang from Brisbane State High School in Queensland has won the International Brain Bee championship (IBB) held in Cape Town, South Africa this week.

25 July 2012
Professor Melissa Little

UQ has received almost $29 million in National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants - the fourth-largest share of the $447.5 million awarded to institutions across Australia.

12 November 2010
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield presents Prime Minister
Julia Gillard with copies of Coral Reefs and Climate Change at UQ on July 23

A new book demystifying the science surrounding coral reefs and climate change has been launched by the Queensland Governor Her Excellency Dr Penelope Wensley at Brisbane’s Customs House.

27 July 2010

Understanding the causes of autism and schizophrenia could be a step closer for researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland after they unravelled the secret world of the wasp genome.

14 January 2010

Medical research worth $40 million will commence at The University of Queensland in 2010, thanks to funding announced by the Federal Government today.

29 October 2009
Dragonfish (Echiostoma barbatum) with bioluminescent chin barbell (lure)

A University of Queensland researcher has returned from where no person has been before – deep in the western Pacific.

29 April 2009