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

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
Resistance threat looms

Australia’s rising number of gonorrhoea cases has been described as a potential ‘perfect storm’, with the emergence of extensively drug resistant strains overseas.

15 December 2017
Close to half of UQ’s 2018 funding will go to the Faculty of Medicine, accounting for $20 million across 18 projects.

University of Queensland research into dementia, cancer, superbugs, painkillers, and children’s health are among 51 projects that will benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 Project Grant funding announced today.

6 December 2017

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new research has shown.

4 December 2017
Associate Professor Louise Cullen

Researchers have shown a single blood test could identify which patients reporting to hospital with chest pain were at low risk of imminent heart attacks.

15 November 2017

University of Queensland kidney and chronic disease researcher Professor Wendy Hoy has been elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

14 November 2017
Professor Michael Yu is working on revolutionary termiticide products

Challenges of a modern Australia – ranging from melanoma, to termites, to degenerative disorders, reef protection and food provision – are in the sights of six UQ projects to share $4.2 million in State Government funding.

20 October 2017
The CP Channel app will bring info to the fingertips

Queensland researchers will feature on a new app being released for World Cerebral Palsy Day today.

5 October 2017
Gilbert Nifasha, from Woodridge State High School

Students from Woodridge State High School in the south west of Brisbane have had the opportunity to take part in medical research in a unique University of Queensland program.

3 October 2017
Dr James Hudson

Researchers have identified the process that shuts down the human heart’s ability to heal itself, and are now searching for a drug to reverse it.

19 September 2017
Professor Hoy says improved health outcomes should be "celebrated".

Unique data from the Tiwi Islands and trends in ages and causes of death shows that health outcomes for some remote Indigenous communities have improved at an astonishing rate.

15 September 2017
Professor David Evans

Scientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease.

5 September 2017
The risk of suicidal thoughts was five or six times higher in children aged under 12 who had experienced psychosis

Otherwise healthy people who have experienced hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, a new international study has found. The UQ research found that having a psychotic experience doubled the risk of...

31 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
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
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
UQ will undertake seven NHMRC-funded dementia initiatives

The University of Queensland has been awarded almost $7.5 million to accelerate improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia.

7 August 2017
 Fiona Murray, a kidney and liver recipient, donated her polycystic liver to UQ

The weight of a healthy human liver is typically 1.5 kilograms or less. After feeling like she was “pregnant for seven-odd years” Fiona Murray had hers removed and it topped 12 kilograms.

31 July 2017
Dr Hall says more needs to be done to provide basic sanitation

Partnerships between government and Indigenous stakeholders are needed to overcome a lack of functioning ‘health hardware’ in remote Australian communities - such as taps, toilets and showers, a University of Queensland researcher says.

27 July 2017