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
One in 20 middle aged caregivers has a history of intimate partner violence that doubles their odds of poor health. (iStock photo)

Women who become caregivers after experiencing intimate partner violence face a double-whammy hit to their health, University of Queensland research shows.

22 May 2017
New Fellows ... physicist Professor Timothy Ralph (left) and Professor Phil Hugenholtz.

The thrill of fundamental discovery is a driving force for two University of Queensland professors who have today been named as new fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

22 May 2017
Barrow Island

A team of international archaeologists say evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.

19 May 2017
Dr Nima Gunness and her good heart muffin

Baking meets science in a delicious University of Queensland health initiative that really takes the cake.

19 May 2017
Red: Tight junction marker (Zo-1) demonstrating the apical surface. Green: Cytoskeleton marker (TUBB-3) showing the radial structure of the rosettes. Blue: Nucleus of cells (DAPI).

Researchers say a protein usually associated with the immune system could play a role in the development of neurological conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

19 May 2017
Leucaena is harvested in eastern Indonesia, before being fed to cattle. Image: Max Shelton

Indonesian journalists have visited The University of Queensland to hear about a successful cattle fattening project in their nation’s east which is bringing significant economic benefits for smallholder cattle farmers.

17 May 2017
Professor Matt sanders

An international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland is featuring in United Kingdom election campaigning.

17 May 2017
Women gaining more than 2.5 per cent of their bodyweight annually more than double their risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy.

16 May 2017
The grand champions

Nanango State High School outgrew all the competition in this year’s annual sunflower competition, taking the overall grand champion and an additional four awards.

16 May 2017

Using Uber-like technology to increase the rate of community volunteerism is the aim of a University of Queensland graduate.

12 May 2017
Award winners Sam Walpole and Priam Rangiah

Almost 200 students from Queensland’s oldest law school have been recognised for their diverse achievements at an award ceremony at Brisbane’s Customs House.

11 May 2017
The research vessel JOIDES Resolution, photo by Arito Sakaguchi, IODP/TAMU. Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Climate change around Antarctica can severely affect Australia’s rainfall and even influence the distribution of wet and dry zones across southeast Asia, an international study has revealed.

11 May 2017
Professor Milburn ... has made a sustained contribution to physics at the highest level

University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics quantum physics researcher Emeritus Professor Gerard Milburn has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

11 May 2017
UQ Adjunct Professor and former High Commissioner to PNG Ian Kemish AM (centre) at a Kokoda ceremony with the late Ben Moide (right), a WW2 veteran

A website hosting interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans on the period leading up to and following that nation’s independence from Australia in 1975 has been launched today.

10 May 2017