A white shark. Photo: Denice Askebrink.

They’re at the top of the food chain, they can cure cancer, and they’re out to eat us – or maybe not. UQ alumnus and adjunct fellow marine biologist Dr Blake Chapman takes the bite out of 10 shark myths.

21 February 2018

Five University of Queensland researchers have joined the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, the culmination of a year-long program to promote the influence and leadership of women in science.

20 February 2018
Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease.

Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease if a collaboration between researchers from The University of Queensland and Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma A/S is successful.

20 February 2018
Land being cleared for a coal seam gas line. Flickr

Laws intended to protect Queensland’s most-threatened forests are failing, with the most vulnerable forests falling even faster than other forests.

29 January 2018
Researcher Janina Kaluza with the rare mouse

The continued survival of one of Australia’s rarest rodents, the water mouse, could hinge on significantly increasing the size of development buffer zones around their habitats.

25 January 2018
An erruption at Mount Etna. Photo: John Caulfield.

They can be as small as a grain of salt, but tiny crystals that form deep in volcanoes may be the key for advance warnings before volcanic eruptions.

23 January 2018
We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O'Bryan

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies.

19 January 2018
Dogs suspected of having the disease need to see a vet quickly

Vets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs.

18 January 2018
Road construction: what is the loss?

No net loss – a buzz phrase in environmental policy – is an approach that aims to neutralise negative environmental impacts from human activities.

12 January 2018
Artist’s impression of Diluvicursor pickeringi foraging in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. Painting: Peter Trusler.

A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that inhabited the Australian-Antarctic rift valley.

11 January 2018
A cat flea. Photo: Stephen Doggett.

Fleas from domestic pets are infesting native wildlife and feral animals in all continents except Antarctica, a new study reveals.

8 January 2018
A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.

A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.

2 January 2018
Consume any leftovers within two to three days

Following a few simple food preparation guidelines can help reduce unwanted cases of food poisoning for family and friends this festive season.

14 December 2017
Niassa National Reserve: one of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas - JB Deffontaines

Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland-led study published today.

13 December 2017
An African elephant in Tanzania ... the extinction process begins earlier than scientists previously understood. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Skyrocketing prices for rare animal products can push species to extinction even when their populations are abundant, researchers say.

5 December 2017
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Image: Metro North Health)

Size matters when it comes to a hospital’s operational efficiency and smaller hospitals have a higher risk of inefficiency, a study has found.

5 December 2017

One of Australia’s iconic lizard species is hiding a secret – female central bearded dragon embryos temporarily grow the lizard equivalent of a penis during development.

5 December 2017
Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has been developed by University of Queensland scientists.

22 November 2017
A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at UQ next year.

A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at The University of Queensland in 2018 to respond to the demand for plant-based foods, vegetables, fruit and nuts that improve human health.

20 November 2017
Crops of Brassica carinata being trialed on UQ’s Gatton campus.

Australian airline Qantas has announced the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, with University of Queensland researchers helping to provide the fuel.

18 November 2017