New cancer monitoring technology worth its weight in gold

A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going therapy of patients.

19 April 2018
Professor Matt Trau and PhD student Jing Wang

UQ athletes claim Commonwealth Games gold

University of Queensland students and alumni have combined to win 12 medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (4-15 April).

18 April 2018
Dual gold medallist Lakeisha Patterson. Photo courtesy of Delly Carr - Swimming Australia
Professor Matt Trau and PhD student Jing Wang

A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going therapy of patients.

19 April 2018
Dual gold medallist Lakeisha Patterson. Photo courtesy of Delly Carr - Swimming Australia

University of Queensland students and alumni have combined to win 12 medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (4-15 April).

18 April 2018
Professor Jian Yang.

Evolution has shaped the human race, with University of Queensland researchers finding signatures of natural selection in the genome that influence traits associated with fertility and heart function.

18 April 2018
UQ Centre for Clinical Research group leader Dr Hosam Zowawi.

A new wave of highly antibiotic resistant superbugs has been found in the Middle East Gulf States, discovered by University of Queensland researchers.

18 April 2018

The first of three University of Queensland Regional Training Hubs supporting junior doctors to undertake specialist training in regional Queensland will be launched on Thursday 19 April.

17 April 2018
The ACRF Cancer Ultrastructure and Function Facility at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience was supported by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Researchers will soon understand how to better target cancer treatments with the opening of a new Australian Cancer Research Foundation facility at The University of Queensland today (Tuesday 17 April).

17 April 2018

Queensland school teachers are chalking up around $230 million a year in health-related work, according to University of Queensland research.

17 April 2018

Changing diet and lifestyle during pregnancy is too little and too late to reduce the risk of major complications, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

17 April 2018

University of Queensland researchers have found that childhood asthma in Australia is associated with gas stoves and damp houses.

16 April 2018

University of Queensland researchers have highlighted a link between fetal brain development and the origins of developmental diseases such as schizophrenia.

16 April 2018
Farmers have been warned to be cautious of using drones for farm management.

Farmers should be cautious of drone imagery being offered by rogue operators, researchers have warned.

16 April 2018
100 international academics analysed alcohol use in 599,912 drinkers

Thresholds for safer alcohol use might need lowering, University of Queensland drug and alcohol experts have cautioned.

13 April 2018

An academic paper involving University of Queensland authors has been retracted after the researchers found errors in the computer code used to analyse some of the data.

12 April 2018
HYPE Sports Innovation board member Uli Becker, ARIVAL CEO David Turik, ARIVAL founder Matt Coleman, UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj

An augmented reality platform that brings fans into the match has won the inaugural HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator Global Pitch competition held during the Commonwealth Games.

11 April 2018
Excavating at Al Wusta. Photo by Klint Janulis

The discovery of an 88,000-year-old fossilised human finger in Saudi Arabia is rewriting the history of the first human migration out of Africa.

10 April 2018
L to R - Claire Robertson, Samara Cassar, Julius Moller, Hennie Lui, Keilin Andersen (coach), Edward Watson and Professor Anthony Cassimatis

The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law has beaten more than 600 teams from around the world to be crowned the winner of the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, USA.

10 April 2018
The attack of a tumour cell made by white blood cells of the patient (lymphocytes) generated by cancer vaccines.

University of Queensland researchers have developed a vaccine delivery technology that enables treatment to be tailored precisely for different cancers.

10 April 2018
A child has a finger prick test for blood sugar levels

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes.

9 April 2018
Paula and Andrew Liveris

Global business leader Andrew N. Liveris is spearheading an extraordinary effort to provide $40 million to support University of Queensland innovation and leadership initiatives across the state and around the world.

6 April 2018
A Queensland Alumina Limited red mud dam.

An emerging technology has the potential to turn toxic red mud into useful soil, combatting the expensive rehabilitation of red mud dams across Australia.

6 April 2018