Associate Professor Jess Mar in the lab at The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.

8 March 2019
Dr Richard Gordon and assistant in his lab

Researchers from The University of Queensland will investigate the potential of existing drugs to be repurposed to fight Parkinson’s disease thanks to a new research grant.

7 March 2019
Three generations of women sit on a couch.

An international study has revealed the age at which women experience major reproductive events, such as their first period or giving birth, has changed significantly over time.

6 March 2019
An operator prepares to launch a drone.

Researchers are launching a $9 million study which aims to embed ethics and the law into autonomous defence systems, such as self-driving military vehicles.

1 March 2019
A paddock showing a large tract of pasture dieback.

University of Queensland researchers trying to pinpoint the mystery killer behind ‘pasture dieback’ find their research is fascinating – but they would much prefer to watch grass grow.

28 February 2019
A silhouette of a mum with a baby in a pram.

A clinical psychologist who personally experienced ‘mum-shaming’ is leading a study aimed at addressing the effects of self-criticism among new mothers.

27 February 2019
A bird stands on the shore.

Research has shown that international cooperation has been critical in protecting migratory shorebirds in the Asia Pacific, but ongoing challenges exist.

21 February 2019
A man wearing a hat looks out the open door of a car.

Researchers are calling for Australia’s system of managing driver retirement for people with dementia to be overhauled.

21 February 2019

A ground-breaking agreement has been signed by The University of Queensland and Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), to undertake joint research and development projects.

20 February 2019
Perineuronal nets (bright green) surround particular neurons (blue). Fluorescence labelling reveals just how detailed these structures are.  (Phoebe Mayne, UQ)

University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.

20 February 2019
Quantum physicist Dr Jacqui Romero

University of Queensland quantum physicist Dr Jacqui Romero has been selected as a L’Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talent for 2019.

14 February 2019
A turtle on the sand

A trial of ways to cool turtle nests is underway in Queensland’s Far North as global warming threatens turtle populations throughout the tropics.

11 February 2019
A brightly coloured fish swims over a coral from the "twilight zone'.

Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers.

6 February 2019
Professor Ian Godwin

Scientists must speak out about the benefits of new genetic technologies such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and gene editing, according to The University of Queensland’s new Director of Crop Science, Professor Ian Godwin.

5 February 2019
Thelymitra cyanapicata Fleurieu Peninsula. Credit: Bob Bates

The top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction have been identified by Threatened Species Recovery Hub research.

31 January 2019