Corals on a subtropical reef off eastern Australia. Credit: Brigitte Sommer.

The vulnerability and conservation value of sub-tropical reefs south of the Great Barrier Reef - regarded as climate change refuges – has been highlighted in a new study.

23 August 2017
Tiger snakes are part of a group that has existed for 10 million years. Credit: Stewart Macdonald

Australian tiger snakes have “hit the jackpot” because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.

22 August 2017
The SEMAT system is being deployed in the Logan and Ipswich regions

Cash-poor local councils and developing countries don’t need huge budgets to obtain valuable, continuous environmental data to inform sustainable management policies, new research suggests.

22 August 2017
Humpback whale 'spy hopping': Pic courtesy BRAHSS

A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

17 August 2017
Konstantinos Vavitsas is exploring the potential of cyanobacteria

Advancing research in fields as diverse as manufacturing, human health, agriculture and the protection of ecosystems will be the aim of a $13 million investment by CSIRO in which UQ features heavily.

17 August 2017
Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and Dr Lee Hickey

Grain research technology that will help combat food shortages stemming from climate change and a burgeoning world population have helped a young researcher claim the title of Advance Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

14 August 2017
Lida Ajer cave. Credit: Julien Louys and Gilbert Price

Humans may have exited of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study involving University of Queensland researchers suggests.

10 August 2017
Associate Professor Bryan Fry with a Komodo dragon

Various types of lizard venom are being studied as possible treatments for blood clotting diseases that lead to millions of cases of stroke, heart attack and deep-vein thrombosis annually.

8 August 2017
Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey.

University of Queensland researchers have joined an international team of more than 400 scientists from 26 institutions to create the most accurate measurement ever made of dark matter structure in the universe.

4 August 2017
Humpback whale filmed off Peregian Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the primary field site for UQ’s Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory (CEAL). Credit: CEAL.

Humpback whales learn songs in segments – like the verses of a human song – and can remix them, a new study involving University of Queensland research has found.

25 July 2017
Crystal structure at 2.1 Å resolution of the target enzyme, ADS lyase. The inset shows detailed structure of the active site.

The development of new drugs to fight a common fungal pathogen which kills half a million people globally each year is a step closer thanks to a University of Queensland-led study.

24 July 2017
The study shows US$30-40 million invested by governmental and non-governmental organisations is not effectively spent

A population trend analysis of Bornean orangutans reveals that, despite decades of conservation work, the species is declining rapidly - at a rate of 25 per cent over the past 10 years.

14 July 2017
Equipment in the laboratory can be used for many functions, including dating ancient human and animal remains

One of the most advanced analytical research laboratories of its kind will be opened to the public on Thursday, 13 July at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

12 July 2017
Traffic on Brisbane's Riverside Expressway

It has been 35 years since globally influential urban planner Professor Michael Batty last visited Brisbane. So what does he make of the changing face of Queensland’s capital?

7 July 2017
The Central American squirrel monkey is listed as vulnerable. Credit: Linda De Volder, MM Switzerland

Researchers have long assumed habitat fragmentation contributes to animal extinction risk, but until now, they have not been able to measure it on a global scale for a major group of animals.

5 July 2017
Purnululu National Park is home to the Bungle Bungle Range

Less than two per cent of wilderness is currently protected in global World Heritage sites - but many opportunities exist to increase this figure.

30 June 2017
 Student Valeria Heredia - left, Dr Nick West and student Franchesca Velarde

The battle against tuberculosis (TB) is closer to being won after University of Queensland students identified promising inhibitory compounds during a molecular microbiology practical course this semester.

16 June 2017
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
Nature Biotechnology artwork by Zosia Rostomian from Berkeley Lab Creative Services

The culmination of almost a decade’s worth of work has seen more than 1000 new microbial genomes unveiled.

13 June 2017
Mechanical vibrations inside the computer chip will be used to perform computations

University of Queensland researchers have partnered with global technology leader Lockheed Martin to develop next generation computers for aerospace applications.

8 June 2017