Lucas and his owner Martha Yáñez.

Australia has taken an important step forward in cancer research with help from some of our furry friends.

27 November 2018

Young Queenslanders will showcase their passion for science at this year’s Wonder of Science State Conference, hosted at The University of Queensland.

27 November 2018
A gingerbread man underneath a spirit level.

University of Queensland researchers are conducting the Queensland trial of a new treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using an amino acid supplement.

23 November 2018
A humpback whale

Humpback whales sing increasingly complex songs, but University of Queensland researchers have discovered they may suddenly switch to something simpler, in a ‘cultural revolution’.

22 November 2018
European red fox at Lake Cargelligo, NSW. Credit: Harley Kingston CC BY 2.0.

Twelve Australian mammal species at greatest risk of succumbing to cats and foxes have been identified in research released today.

22 November 2018
field photograph of massive flowstone layers from one of the South African hominin caves, with red cave sediments underneath. Photo credit: Dr Robyn Pickering

Prehistoric secrets from the early hominin ancestors of humans that lived 3.4 million years ago are being revealed by an international team of researchers.

22 November 2018
A young man uses an e-cigarette

Tobacco smokers are at increased risk of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to University of Queensland researchers.

21 November 2018

Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology.

21 November 2018

A world-first clinical trial of a new cellular immunotherapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) has improved symptoms and quality of life for the majority of patients.

20 November 2018

A University of Queensland researcher will take to the high seas as part of an expedition aiming to help preserve the Great Barrier Reef.

20 November 2018

Development of a mineral gel technology that will provide effective, low cost, rapid management of toxic red mud from alumina refineries has received a major financial boost.

20 November 2018
Dr Lee Hickey in the speed crop breeding lab

Plant speed breeding could be part of the solution to minimise the devastating effects of drought and climate change on crops in the future, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

19 November 2018

Two projects to develop effective topical medicines have won almost $2.5 million ($US1.75) in US Food and Drug Administration grants.

19 November 2018
Dinosaur reconstructions by Dr Anthony Romilio.

Tracks made by dinosaurs the size of sparrows have been discovered in South Korea by an international team of palaeontologists.

16 November 2018
From left: Dr Jianhua Guo and PhD student Yue Wang in the lab

New research from The University of Queensland has found non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating.

16 November 2018