Bootlace worm

A family of potent protein neurotoxins have been discovered in bootlace worms, a University of Queensland researcher has found.

23 March 2018

A new therapy to help infants with acute respiratory infection will prevent thousands of infants with bronchiolitis from requiring escalation of care when admitted to hospital and save more than $200 million in hospital costs.

23 March 2018
Melaleuca National Park: credit J Ringma

Researchers have warned a frenzied race to reach total land area conservation protection targets used by policymakers may in fact risk short-changing the underlying goal of conservation.

21 March 2018
Mark Hutchinson - UQ alumnus and former CEO and President of General Electric Europe

Ethics in business is the focus of a new million-dollar partnership between The University of Queensland and global business leader Mark Hutchinson.

20 March 2018
Professor David Craik and Professor Marilyn Anderson

The potential to produce cheaper medicines within edible plants including lettuce and canola has taken a significant step forward.

20 March 2018
Parents of teens with a developmental disability faced enormous challenges.

Simple strategies could help families of teenagers with a developmental disability gain confidence about their teen’s future.

20 March 2018

To commemorate 40 years since the Solomon Islands gained independence from the United Kingdom, a University of Queensland historian will visit the country as a guest of the Australian High Commission.

19 March 2018
L-R: Cristina Sheehan (Synchronised Swimming), Liam Adcock (Athletics), Con Foley (Rugby Union), Lakeisha Patterson (Swimming)

Australian Commonwealth Games athletes are among a group of 58 University of Queensland students awarded UQ 2018 Sporting Scholarships.

16 March 2018

Researchers have shown why a fragment of a protein from the venom gland of rattlesnakes could be the basis for an alternative to conventional antibiotics.

15 March 2018

Australians who commit white-collar crimes such as fraud should face stronger penalties according to a University of Queensland researcher.

14 March 2018

Children’s refrigerator artwork could help design one of Brisbane’s newest playgrounds, with The University of Queensland calling on kids to get creative with coloured markers to draw their dream play space.

14 March 2018

UQ experts are available to comment on the impacts of a possible cyclone in southeast Queensland.

13 March 2018
Thursday Island in the Torres Strait

An integrated telehealth service could help close the gap for Indigenous Australians with dementia living in rural and remote communities.

12 March 2018
Eastern bristlebird

South-East Queensland is in danger of losing one of the last remaining populations of the Eastern bristlebird, one of Australia’s most melodic songbirds, a study has shown.

9 March 2018
A road sign reads 'Menopause ahead'

Being underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found.

9 March 2018
A leopard in Mumbai. Photo by Steve Winter, National Geographic.

It’s a leopard-eat-dog world – and people are benefiting from it. A study has found the world’s densest population of leopards may be saving human lives by feeding on feral dogs.

8 March 2018

Concentrating at work can be hard at the best of times, but imagine how difficult it would be when infected with parasites.

8 March 2018
Dr Irina Vetter in her lab.

From running business schools or improving safety in our cities to studying witchcraft or saving the Great Barrier Reef – women at The University of Queensland are creating change in every field.

8 March 2018

Dogs stressed by animal shelter life may benefit from soothing classical music and whiffs of lavender.

6 March 2018
Ivory burns in Kenya

Media coverage of the torching of huge caches of ivory presented a strong message against elephant poaching and ivory trade, but many of those who needed to hear it most may not have received it, an international study has found.

6 March 2018