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
Some animals use fluorescence or ‘enhanced’ colours

University of Queensland researchers have developed new knowledge on how animals see and use colour, and how their colour vision has evolved.

4 August 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

Parents supplying their teens with alcohol are not only fuelling underage drinking but are increasing the risk that their children and their children’s friends will drink heavily.

5 July 2017

Research into sustainable diesel production and the development of ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries has attracted $3.85 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P).

28 June 2017

The implementation of an Indigenous-led suicide intervention program will begin in Queensland’s rural and remote communities in July.

26 June 2017

Older Game of Thrones fans planning a marathon recap before the new TV season premieres might want to reconsider binge-watching their favourite show.

22 June 2017

Catch rates of east coast Spanish mackerel have declined by 70 per cent over the past 80 years.

14 June 2017

Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects infant development and temperament.

14 June 2017
Queensland Parliament - the Treasurer will hand down the budget tomorrow

The University of Queensland has a range of experts available to talk to media in relation to the Queensland Government Budget.

12 June 2017

Stereotypes which portray nurses as sexual objects or merely doctors’ helpers need to be smashed in order to encourage school leavers to the profession, according to a University of Queensland study.

12 June 2017
UQ PhD Candidate Hayley Williams

University of Queensland researchers are working to improve the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with burns injuries.

12 June 2017

The Australian Research Council has awarded 14 new Future Fellowships to University of Queensland researchers.

5 June 2017
Image: Dr Magdalena Zych

Sixteenth century scientist Galileo Galilei threw two spheres of different mass from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to establish a scientific principle.

2 June 2017
The latest ARC Linkage funding announcement is 'a massive result' for UQ

Projects that link University of Queensland research with business and industry have received a $4.3 million Australian Government funding boost today.

31 May 2017

Research undertaken hand-in-hand with business and industry received a $4.3 million boost at The University of Queensland today, in the latest Australian Research Council Linkage Projects grants.

31 May 2017

Office workers who use sit-stand or treadmill desks are on track to being more productive and attentive with fewer signs of workplace stress than their sedentary chair-dwelling colleagues.

31 May 2017

The University of Queensland’s world-leading research is well positioned to benefit from a landmark deal with IP Group plc which will see A$200 million available for investment in technology from top universities in Australia and New Zealand.

30 May 2017

Australian and Chinese experts in antibiotic resistance meet today to focus their attention on one of the biggest threats to global health.

26 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