The research suggests that humans' experiences early in life may affect their brain activity later. iStockphoto.

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous activity – and UQ experts have uncovered how different early-life experiences can affect the nature of that...

4 August 2017
Image: Cryo-electron microscopy-derived three-dimensional structure of a filament formed by the Toll-like receptor adaptor protein MAL, shown above a representative electron micrograph used to derive this structure. Credit: Thomas Ve.

Scientists have a better understanding of the immune system at a molecular level, thanks to UQ-led research that may now lead to a range of new treatments for disease.

2 August 2017
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Queensland women

Queensland researchers have discovered a new way to target a rare form of breast cancer, giving hope for improved treatment options.

1 August 2017
Living with chronic low back pain leads to the brain being re-wired over time. Shutterstock.

Psychologists are working on ways to reduce the brain’s sensitivity to pain, with the aim of improving pain management techniques.

27 July 2017
Concern over the rise in use of super potent cannabis

University of Queensland researchers are concerned the recent legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia may give rise to super-potent cannabis concentrates with associated harmful effects.

21 July 2017
Sarah Ayles

Sarah Ayles joins her fellow medical graduates this week as lifelong dreams and long hours become a reality.

20 July 2017
Caitlin Hall on the left, with her classmates

University of Queensland Master of Dietetics Studies graduate Caitlin Hall has twice the reason to celebrate today.

18 July 2017
Some healthy children become critically ill from common cold viruses

A gene mutation making young children extremely vulnerable to common viruses may represent a new type of immunodeficiency, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

18 July 2017

University of Queensland experts have published an online magazine to share the latest insights into the science of learning and memory.

17 July 2017
Tiger shark

Tiger sharks roam huge distances across the Indo-Pacific, contributing to a single, large population, a study has found.

5 July 2017
Wildlife conservation expert Dr Tamara Keeley

University of Queensland staff, students and alumni are among 30 women selected as Science & Technology Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.

4 July 2017
 UQ's Mr Nicolas Mauranyapin, Professsor Warwick Bowen and Dr Lars Madsen

A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon.

27 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
Dental students at St George

The launch of a new dental clinic in St George in south-west Queensland will ease the shortage of dental services available to the community.

9 June 2017
Professor Cindy Shannon ... a leader in Indigenous health

A health and nursing academic who has devoted her life to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and a neuroscience pioneer who was founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute – both University of Queensland professors – have...

7 June 2017
Associate Professor Ray Steptoe

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

2 June 2017
Endometriosis affects one in 10 women and can cause severe pelvic pain

In the world’s largest study into the genetic causes of endometriosis, University of Queensland researchers have helped identify five new gene regions linked to the disease.

25 May 2017
An EEG could identify apparently healthy infants who will later be found to have neurodevelopmental deficits

The brain waves of healthy newborns – which appear more abnormal than those of severe stroke victims –could be used to accurately predict which babies will have neurodevelopmental disorders.

25 May 2017

A $5 million donation to The University of Queensland’s prestigious Queensland Brain Institute will transform the way world-leading researchers work with patients and doctors.

24 May 2017
Cross section of a cystic kidney - Maria Rondon Galeano, UQ IMB

A new gene behind a rare form of inherited childhood kidney disease has been identified by a global research team.

23 May 2017