Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new research has shown.

4 December 2017
Australia ranked poorly in reducing its stillbirth rate over the past 15 years.

Forty two babies are stillborn in Australia every week, and 60 per cent of them are recorded as “unexplained”.

4 December 2017

Researchers from The University of Queensland have discovered that a key gene which controls flowering time in wheat and barley crops also directs the plant’s root growth.

4 December 2017
UQ 2018 John Monash Scholars (left to right) - Jordan English, Heather Muir, Steven Ettema

Three University of Queensland graduates will head to England to further their studies at the distinguished Cambridge and Oxford universities after winning postgraduate scholarships.

1 December 2017
UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj with Rhodes Scholarship recipient Damian Maher.

A passion for bringing English literature to the public has led to a Rhodes Scholarship for University of Queensland (UQ) student Damian Maher.

1 December 2017
Lions during the wet season. Photo by Jean‐Baptiste Deffontaines

One of Africa’s last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

1 December 2017

Anyone watching the Ashes this summer and struggling to see the pink cricket ball used in day-night matches should try wearing rose-tinted glasses, according to University of Queensland researchers.

30 November 2017

The Australian Government has awarded scholarships to three University of Queensland students as part of its New Colombo Plan (NCP) 2018 round.

29 November 2017
Image by Nick Wiebe

A soccer player’s performance on the field is determined by their skill rather than their athletic ability, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

29 November 2017
Dr Jack Dann and wife Janeen Webb at the World Fantasy Awards, Texas: photo Rani Graff

An anthology of Australian science fiction and fantasy stories, edited by University of Queensland graduate and award-winning writer Dr Jack Dann, has taken out a top award at this year’s World Fantasy Awards.

29 November 2017

The rollout of low aromatic fuel has contributed to significant and sustained reduction in petrol sniffing and associated health problems in Indigenous communities, studies have found.

29 November 2017

Just three per cent of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals may hold the key to regenerating reefs damaged after major disturbances, new research reveals.

29 November 2017

New research partnerships tackling health challenges in the Pacific are expected to result from a unique gathering at The University of Queensland in 2018.

28 November 2017
Kakadu plums

A powder extracted from the Kakadu plum to extend the shelf life of frozen ready-made foods has earned a University of Queensland researcher and her team a national award for community engagement.

27 November 2017
UQ hosts China-Australia University Summit on Teaching and Learning

Senior academics from China Nine and Australia’s Group of Eight universities will gather at The University of Queensland today (November 27) for the fourth China-Australia University Summit on Teaching and Learning.

27 November 2017
Young lifesavers will boost their leadership skills at UQ.

The state’s future lifesaving leaders will strengthen not only their beach skills but also their business skills when they gather at The University of Queensland this weekend (24-26 November).

23 November 2017
5 King St in Brisbane will be the world’s tallest timber commercial building

Australia will soon hold the record for the world’s tallest timber office building at 5 King St Brisbane, and with the help of The University of Queensland’s new research hub, wooden skyscrapers could become the norm.

23 November 2017

UQ Student Services staff are available to assist any students who wish to discuss concerns arising from news reports about Emmanuel College.

22 November 2017
Dr Stephen Mattarollo and PhD candidate Michael Nissen.

New research shows that chronic stress suppresses the immune system’s response to cancer, reducing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.

22 November 2017
Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has been developed by University of Queensland scientists.

22 November 2017