$2.3m boost to tackle youth alcohol and drug abuse

University of Queensland work to reduce the risk of alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related harm among young people has benefited from $2.31 million in Federal Government funding.

18 August 2017

Researchers unlock cheesemaking secret

Researchers say their new knowledge on the inner workings of a bacterium has important implications for Australia’s billion dollar cheese industry.

17 August 2017
The discovery is important for industrial cheesemaking. iStockphoto

University of Queensland work to reduce the risk of alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related harm among young people has benefited from $2.31 million in Federal Government funding.

18 August 2017
The discovery is important for industrial cheesemaking. iStockphoto

Researchers say their new knowledge on the inner workings of a bacterium has important implications for Australia’s billion dollar cheese industry.

17 August 2017

Students and supporters from more than 226 secondary schools will converge on The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus next week for the 2017 Metropolitan North Track and Field Regional Championship.

17 August 2017
Humpback whale 'spy hopping': Pic courtesy BRAHSS

A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

17 August 2017
Konstantinos Vavitsas is exploring the potential of cyanobacteria

Advancing research in fields as diverse as manufacturing, human health, agriculture and the protection of ecosystems will be the aim of a $13 million investment by CSIRO in which UQ features heavily.

17 August 2017

After major gains over the past three years, The University of Queensland has held its position in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities announced today, ranking 55th globally and second in Australia.

15 August 2017
Parenting is a skill that can be learned and enhanced via evidence-based Triple P parenting programs

Families will continue to have access to an international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland, thanks to $5.35 million in Queensland Government funding.

15 August 2017
Newly generated twin neurons in the adult amygdala, an area of the brain playing a central role in emotional processing.

A University of Queensland discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

15 August 2017
Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and Dr Lee Hickey

Grain research technology that will help combat food shortages stemming from climate change and a burgeoning world population have helped a young researcher claim the title of Advance Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

14 August 2017
L-R: Dr Amanda Millar, Dr Laura Genovesi and Professor Brandon Wainwright

An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common form of childhood brain tumour.

14 August 2017
Half of all melanomas develop from a naevus

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, University of Queensland research has found.

11 August 2017
Woodland in the Cooloola dunes near Rainbow Beach. Image: Lui Weber

UQ scientists are studying plants' microbial communities, with the aim of improving crop and plant yields. A piece of land on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has proved vital to their quest, with its wide range of species in close proximity, in very...

10 August 2017
UQ’s Symphony Orchestra performing in QPAC earlier this year

University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra students have been invited to perform with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra in China by School of Music Alumnus Dane Lam.

10 August 2017
UQ athletes Michael Mercieca, Ellen Wright, Jake Duffy and Gemma Cooney.

Eleven University of Queensland students – including four UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship recipients – will represent Australia’s Uniroos at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan.

10 August 2017
Lida Ajer cave. Credit: Julien Louys and Gilbert Price

Humans may have exited of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study involving University of Queensland researchers suggests.

10 August 2017
Customs House.

The University of Queensland’s Customs House and Gatton Halls of Residence have both won Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

9 August 2017
Children have a strong propensity for fairness

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgements on the anti-social behaviour of others.

9 August 2017
Photo: a stony meteorite from South Australia’s Nullarbor Plain, discovered this year during an annual meteorite recovery expedition led by Monash University collaborators Al Tait, Sasha Wilson and Andy Tomkins.

Microbe habitats deep inside meteorites could be a pointer to life in galaxies far, far away.

9 August 2017
The UQ Centre for Clinical Research at Herston, Brisbane

Infectious disease experts are pushing for better evidence from clinical trials to help determine the most effective antibiotics to use when treating their sickest patients.

9 August 2017
Parents of children with asthma and eczema have been keen to participate in the research. iStockphoto

An “alarming” number of families do not stick to treatment plans for their children’s long-term health conditions – and UQ researchers are determined to help turn the trend around.

8 August 2017