Fiona Murray, a kidney and liver recipient, donated her polycystic liver to UQ

The weight of a healthy human liver is typically 1.5 kilograms or less. After feeling like she was “pregnant for seven-odd years” Fiona Murray had hers removed and it topped 12 kilograms.

31 July 2017

The combination of a rural background and rural undergraduate training has a multiplier effect on the likelihood of medical graduates practicing outside metropolitan areas, a study has found.

11 July 2017
Most children are within arm’s reach of an adult when a hot drink scald happens

More than two-thirds of toddlers burned in hot drink accidents are not treated with correct first aid, according to new research.

15 June 2017
Dr Michael Taylor from UQ's School of Biomedical Sciences,

A physicist and a chemist from The University of Queensland will network with Nobel Prize winners at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting later this month.

8 June 2017
Q-122 is used for the treatment of hot flashes in women

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University (Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has raised US$16 million in series A investment.

6 June 2017
UQ Associate Professor Ben Hogan

Repairing damaged heart and vascular tissues will be the unique focus of a new University of Queensland research centre, established to combat cardiovascular disease.

2 May 2017
Research suggests calcium movement in cells goes awry in both breast cancers and metastatic tumours in the brain

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has committed more than A$1.3 million from its Breast Cancer Research Program to a Queensland study tackling the spread of tumours to the brain.

21 April 2017
Nurses, midwives, doctors and allied health workers will benefit from the initiatives.

Regional communities and future health professionals studying through The University of Queensland are big winners from a multi-pronged $54.4 million Federal Government initiative.

19 April 2017
The new technique has already been credited with helping to save at least one life

A University of Queensland alumnus has helped pioneer a world-first anaesthesia technique to make surgery safer for patients with obstructed airways.

10 April 2017

Researchers from The University of Queensland have provided key statistics which support this year's World Health Day theme – depression and common mental disorders

6 April 2017
The researchers looked at data from 12,000 Australian women born between 1921 and 1926

At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia, according to University of Queensland researchers.

17 March 2017
Dr Peter Simpson

More breast cancer patients could benefit from treatments currently used only for patients with a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, an international research collaboration has shown.

14 March 2017
The QCE Award winners

The University of Queensland is the university of choice for more than half of Queensland’s top performing secondary school students.

21 February 2017
A blood vessel within a wound

The discovery of a regenerative stem cell active in human blood vessels could help patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

20 December 2016
Owen Finegan, Professor Brandon Wainwright, Dr Laura Genovesi

A future where no children suffer deadly brain tumours may be within reach, thanks to the vision of a team of researchers from The University of Queensland and generous funding.

2 November 2016
Staying mobile via public transport can help with social activities

Stopping driving is linked to depression in older women, but the negative mental effects can be buffered by maintaining social contact and participating in social activities.

21 September 2016
Anna-Liisa Sutt has won the UQ 3MT final

A PhD candidate whose research is giving a voice back to critically ill patients has won The University of Queensland’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final.

15 September 2016
UQ's Young Tall Poppy winners

Investigating what we look for in a partner – and how that has affected human evolution – has led the University of Queensland’s Dr Barnaby Dixson to be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

18 August 2016

Calls to a poisons hotline have revealed a disproportionate number of young children referred to hospital following suspected exposure to a household bug and spider spray.

15 August 2016

The University of Queensland has a list of experts available for comment on issues relating to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

3 August 2016