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
Researchers are keen to hear from people with neck pain from a whiplash injury following a car crash within the last three months

Researchers are investigating the effectiveness of non-opioid pain relief for people with acute whiplash.

18 February 2019

The University of Queensland has published a free magazine on intelligent machines and the brain to help people sort through fact and fiction on this increasingly hot topic.

5 February 2019

Brain size doesn’t just relate to how smart people are but also to how bitter they find tonic water, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 February 2019

UQ researchers have produced a range of educational resources aimed at tackling safety risks for workers in the gemstone industry.

1 February 2019

As Queenslanders flock to the outdoors this Australia Day weekend, University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether text messages could prevent people falling victim to sunburn.

24 January 2019

Women who are depressed before conception are more likely to have children with poor psychosocial outcomes, University of Queensland researchers have found.

21 January 2019

Researchers have taken strides in understanding how human feet evolved to enhance walking and running, setting us apart from species such as chimpanzees.

21 January 2019
Professor Paul Young, Dr Keith Chappell and Dr Dan Watterson.

Vaccines to stop the world’s next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland.

16 January 2019