Mosquitoes transmit the Zika virus.

Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines.

19 March 2019
A teenager wearing a hoodie leans against a wall.

Adolescents in developing countries are more likely to make suicide attempts or have suicidal thoughts than those living in high-income countries, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

14 March 2019
Treatment strategies that don’t use antibiotics have the advantage of bacteria not developing resistance

New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).

11 March 2019
Associate Professor Jess Mar in the lab at The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.

8 March 2019

Exercise may help improve brain health and prevent dementia, but what form of exercise is the most effective?

8 March 2019
Dr Richard Gordon and assistant in his lab

Researchers from The University of Queensland will investigate the potential of existing drugs to be repurposed to fight Parkinson’s disease thanks to a new research grant.

7 March 2019
Three generations of women sit on a couch.

An international study has revealed the age at which women experience major reproductive events, such as their first period or giving birth, has changed significantly over time.

6 March 2019
A clinician works with a child at the UQ Audiology clinic.

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on hearing loss during Hearing Awareness Week this week. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

4 March 2019

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease affects men and women differently.

4 March 2019

The risk of developing melanoma is significantly multiplied for people who have red hair and more than 20 large moles, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 March 2019
A silhouette of a mum with a baby in a pram.

A clinical psychologist who personally experienced ‘mum-shaming’ is leading a study aimed at addressing the effects of self-criticism among new mothers.

27 February 2019
Reduced growth hormone receptor signalling improves insulin signalling within the body.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a hidden metabolic advantage that prevents people with a specific type of dwarfism from developing type 2 diabetes or cancer.

26 February 2019
A man wearing a hat looks out the open door of a car.

Researchers are calling for Australia’s system of managing driver retirement for people with dementia to be overhauled.

21 February 2019
Perineuronal nets (bright green) surround particular neurons (blue). Fluorescence labelling reveals just how detailed these structures are.  (Phoebe Mayne, UQ)

University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.

20 February 2019

Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear.

19 February 2019