Reviled animals could be our powerful allies

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies.

19 January 2018
We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O'Bryan

Researchers warn of deadly parvovirus strain spreading in Australian dogs

Vets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs.

18 January 2018
Dogs suspected of having the disease need to see a vet quickly
We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O'Bryan

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies.

19 January 2018
Dogs suspected of having the disease need to see a vet quickly

Vets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs.

18 January 2018

Tiger sharks appear to be genetically monogamous – and it could be putting the species at risk.

17 January 2018

Students with autism, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other neurodiverse needs will soon have greater access to employment opportunities through a new Queensland hub.

17 January 2018

University of Queensland researchers have found that freckles and moles appearing on the iris indicate a high risk of melanoma, particularly in people under 40 years of age.

17 January 2018
Mr Greste will join UQ School of Communication and Arts as the UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communication early this year. Photo: Tim Bauer.

High profile foreign correspondent Peter Greste will help guide the future of journalism education after accepting an appointment at The University of Queensland.

17 January 2018
Professor Jian Yang

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases.

16 January 2018
Queensland's Acting Chief Scientist Dr Christine Williams at the HYPE UQ SPIN Lab announcement

Twelve startup teams will be vying for victory during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast after being selected for The University of Queensland’s inaugural global HYPE UQ SPIN Lab sports innovation program.

15 January 2018
The UQx Sustainable Energy MicroMasters provides the knowledge and tools to help better understand and bring clean and sustainable energy for all.

The University of Queensland’s UQx Massive Open Online Course program has reached two million enrolments, and is set to continue growing as it expands its MicroMasters offerings.

12 January 2018
UQ is looking for participants in a workplace survey

A team of researchers at The University of Queensland are looking for participants to explore the benefits and consequences of task variety in the workplace.

12 January 2018
Road construction: what is the loss?

No net loss – a buzz phrase in environmental policy – is an approach that aims to neutralise negative environmental impacts from human activities.

12 January 2018
Artist’s impression of Diluvicursor pickeringi foraging in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. Painting: Peter Trusler.

A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that inhabited the Australian-Antarctic rift valley.

11 January 2018
Advancing accessibility worldwide underpins the United Nations’ equity agenda of “leaving no one behind”.

Easy access to services, institutions and economic opportunities can separate thriving communities from others that are left behind socially and economically.

11 January 2018

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery.

10 January 2018
Robert Smithson Yucatan mirror displacements (1–9) 1969 (detail)

An exhibition dedicated to the short life of prolific American artist Robert Smithson – widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century – will open at The University of Queensland Art Museum on March 10, 2018.

10 January 2018
UQ graduates hit the ground running

UQ graduates have garnered some of the highest levels of employer satisfaction in Australia. NOTE: On 8 January, Nine News and The Australian erroneously reported UQ's position in this survey. Confirming: UQ's overall satisfaction score was 87.6,...

8 January 2018
A cat flea. Photo: Stephen Doggett.

Fleas from domestic pets are infesting native wildlife and feral animals in all continents except Antarctica, a new study reveals.

8 January 2018

An international collaboration to investigate why and how potassium can help lower blood pressure will be trialled at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

8 January 2018
Dr Mark Blaskovich ... the number of patients dying from vancomycin-resistant bacteria prompted his team to look at revitalising old antibiotics.

An old drug supercharged by UQ researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs.

5 January 2018

Mimicking sleep processes in the awake brain of elderly people could prevent age-related decline in brain function.

3 January 2018