Study seeking to identify early indicators of preterm birth

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth.

22 February 2017

Plugging the gap in oil and gas

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by University of Queensland researchers.

22 February 2017
The Mountain Gorilla is one of the species found to already be affected by climate change. Photo by Liana Joseph.

An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been affected by climate change.

14 February 2017
Great Barrier Reef turtle with lesion on its eye

Cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral that can also be an environmental pollutant, has been recorded in the blood of Queensland turtles at potentially harmful levels

13 February 2017
Author of The Birdman's Wife, Melissa Ashley

A “naïve young girl…who defied convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition” documenting Australia’s wildlife is the subject of a book by a University of Queensland graduate.

10 February 2017

The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) has welcomed the release of a study on the health risks of lead exposure as it relates to the air quality and exposure pathways in the Queensland mining city of Mount Isa.

9 February 2017
A handful of pulsars at the centre of 47 Tucanae whips around an invisible object with a strong gravitational tug. Image: Bülent Kızıltan and Elif Mokran.

An international team of astronomers today announced new evidence for the existence of a middleweight black hole in space – the first black hole of its mass known to science.

9 February 2017

Australia’s food-centric culture – illustrated by the popularity of dining out, healthy eating and television cooking shows – will benefit from a new $1 million facility at The University of Queensland.

9 February 2017
Mining engineering is a strong career choice, says UQ's Professor Peter Knights

Mining engineers have the highest graduate employability rate among all types of engineers, according to a study that tracked job placements for 34 years.

7 February 2017
Get ready for the Varsity Clubs Clash

Nine sports. Two Queensland universities. One winner.

7 February 2017
Recovering drug addicts are often impaired socially

Negative stereotypes about injecting drug-users may be hampering their recovery. A study has found that recovering drug addicts who believe they are the target of stereotypes find it harder to function within society.

7 February 2017

If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture.

6 February 2017
Could extra feedback from insoles help people with multiple sclerosis?

An international team of researchers is trialling specially designed shoe insoles aimed at improving the mobility of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

6 February 2017

An effective and economical treatment for Ebola patients has been developed by an international team led by Queensland researchers.

3 February 2017
Emma Sykes of UQ Rugby Club

The University of Queensland will play a central role in an exciting advent for female sport, following confirmation UQ will field a team in the inaugural national women’s rugby sevens competition.

3 February 2017
Samantha Nixon ... developing better treatments for drug-resistant parasitic worms, to help Aussie sheep farmers

Three University of Queensland postgraduate students have received funding for study and travel, and entry to a leadership program, thanks to a fund celebrating a bank’s bicentenary.

2 February 2017
Hypothetical structural model of the assembly of TIR domains during signalling, from the SNC1 immunity receptor found in Arapidopsis plants. Individual subunits are shown in different colours, with β-strands shown as arrows and α-helices shown as cylinders.  Image: Bostjan Kobe.

A University of Queensland-led study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant’s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease.

31 January 2017
Ben Milbourne filming in The University of Queensland Great Court

A Queensland celebrity chef will serve up a fusion of science, education and gastronomy when Food Lab by Ben Milbourne is launched at Brisbane’s Customs House on Tuesday, 31 January.

31 January 2017
Mining site in Kahuzi Biega National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

A University of Queensland-led international study published today warns that more than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities.

31 January 2017
Professor Leanne Hides

Increasing knowledge about what treatments are most effective for addiction and mental health is the focus of an appointment made by The University of Queensland and collaborators Lives Lived Well.

31 January 2017

The Australian Research Council has backed three projects led by The University of Queensland to deliver innovative solutions to the resources sector with $1.2 million in competitive funding announced today.

30 January 2017

Newly-appointed Executive Dean of The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Professor Andrew Griffiths plans to strengthen the faculty’s international focus.

30 January 2017