Trumpet-saurus strikes again

An ancient wildebeest-type animal and a member of the dinosaur family have several similarities, a team of researchers have discovered.

5 February 2016
An artist impression of the ancient wildebeest-like Rusingoryx atopocranion. Todd S. Marshall.

Elderly at risk from rising mercury

People over the age of 75 are especially at risk from the hot weather blanketing Queensland this week, particularly if they have recently had an infection.

3 February 2016
The mercury reportedly soared to 43.3 degrees in Birdsville.
An artist impression of the ancient wildebeest-like Rusingoryx atopocranion. Todd S. Marshall.

An ancient wildebeest-type animal and a member of the dinosaur family have several similarities, a team of researchers have discovered.

5 February 2016
The mercury reportedly soared to 43.3 degrees in Birdsville.

People over the age of 75 are especially at risk from the hot weather blanketing Queensland this week, particularly if they have recently had an infection.

3 February 2016
“It’s a very serious condition and can be life threatening,”

A University of Queensland veterinary expert has warned Queensland pet owners to be aware of the risks overheating and heat stress pose for their animals.

2 February 2016

More than 11,000 people from around the world have signed up for a free University of Queensland course designed to set them on the road to employment in a competitive labour market.

1 February 2016
Gould’s Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera) returns to nest on Montague Island. Credit: Justin Gilligan/Marine Park Authority NSW

The number of well-managed protected areas in the world looks set to increase, thanks to University of Queensland research to foster global conservation.

1 February 2016

Uncertainty in the world will lead people – and even animals - to seek more immediate forms of gratification and fail to plan long-term.

28 January 2016
Renee Weller runs a fitball class.

University of Queensland exercise physiology graduate Renee Weller may have just started her career, but she’s already making big changes to the life of elderly clients.

28 January 2016
Cape Lachman, James Ross Island - a dinosaur fossil site.

A University of Queensland scientist will brave ice, snow and five weeks sharing a two-man tent in an effort to learn more about dinosaurs during an expedition to Antarctica.

28 January 2016
Marina Vitale of CIM Health, UQ students Trent Seth and Antoine Desrosiers, and Tim Edwards of Teys Australia

How does a meat processing company reduce the number of injuries in its workforce by 70 per cent in just three years?

27 January 2016
Jessica Von Pein in her video, where she explains her passion for nutrition, physiology and microbiology

University of Queensland Bachelor of Science student Jessica Von Pein’s personal story, dedication to her studies and video-making skills have earned her the top “Student of the Year” prize from an educational company.

27 January 2016
Lucas Patchett (left) and Nic Marchesi ... converted an old van into a mobile laundromat and now washing 200 loads a week.

Selfless work creating change for homeless people has propelled a University of Queensland student to be named Young Australian of the Year

25 January 2016

The University of Queensland has welcomed the Queensland Heritage Council adding its voice to protests against Brisbane City Council approval of a 47-storey tower block next to the historic Customs House.

25 January 2016
Dr Pensalfini in character during a prison production of Julius Caesar

The Bard has gone behind bars 400 years after his death and the results have been published in a ground-breaking book by University of Queensland academic Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini.

25 January 2016
Proserpine Carpet Snake on the assessment table.

Even animals that spend all day on their front can have back problems . . . the University of Queensland Small Animal Hospital avian and exotics team know this all too well.

25 January 2016
At Bondi, December 1892. Photo: Charles Kerry, UQ Anthropology Museum Collection

The University of Queensland teems with Aussie tales that perhaps take on new relevance as the nation looks forward to Australia Day.

22 January 2016
Chris Greig.

The University of Queensland has appointed Professor Chris Greig as chair of its multi-million dollar Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.

22 January 2016
Roly Sussex is one of three Australia Day Ambassadors from UQ for 2016.

A trio of change-makers from The University of Queensland will be saying ‘g’day’ to regional and remote Aussie towns to help capture the true spirit of Australia Day.

22 January 2016
Paris Tootell, one of the night staff in the intensive care unit, with Bob the baby koala.

Baby koala Bob was only eight-months-old when he was scooped up in the talons of a hungry wedge-tailed eagle and taken for a flight.

21 January 2016

The University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers have developed a clean and safe insecticide to combat nuisance flies in cattle feedlots, using spores of a naturally occurring fungi.

21 January 2016
Hysterectomy no longer involves the removal of all female reproductive organs.

A University of Queensland gynaecological researcher and cancer surgeon is urging women facing hysterectomy – surgical womb removal – to consider removal of their fallopian tubes to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer.

21 January 2016