An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

30 January 2019

Baby birds and eggs are on the menu for at least 94 species of animals in Australia’s forests and woodlands, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

24 January 2019
Professor Paul Young, Dr Keith Chappell and Dr Dan Watterson.

Vaccines to stop the world’s next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland.

16 January 2019
Professor Vic Galea, Paul Humphreys (Ecosure) and Peter Riikonen attending a trial site in Rockhampton.

A natural weed control that will help manage one of Australia’s most invasive introduced weeds has become the first woody weed bioherbicide to be granted federal regulatory approval – following an eight-year wait.

16 January 2019
Vampire bat

Vampire bats could hold the key to new treatments for a range of serious medical problems, but researchers have hit a snag accessing the specimens needed to advance their work.

15 January 2019
Stepping on to the scales

People struggling with their weight are being offered training to reduce self-criticism and shame they feel about their bodies.

8 January 2019
A microscope shows the stem cells

Stopping melanoma from spreading to other parts of the body might be as simple as cutting off the blood supply to the cancer, according to researchers.

4 January 2019
A spectacled flying fox hangs from a branch

The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of University of Queensland wildlife research released today.

21 December 2018
Sampling invertebrates within deep mudflats in Gladstone, Australia. (Credit: Chi-Yeung Choi)

Artificial intelligence and extensive satellite imagery have allowed researchers to map the world’s intertidal zones for the first time, revealing a significant loss of the crucial ecosystem.

20 December 2018
UQ's Professor Jurgen Gotz, chairman of the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research

Safety testing of a pioneering ultrasound technique that could delay the effects of dementia will begin in Brisbane late next year, led by University of Queensland researchers.

18 December 2018
Graham Ackhurst

An Aboriginal writer who ‘gained a second chance at life’ following treatment for a rare cancer has become the first Indigenous recipient of the Fulbright W.G. Walker scholarship.

18 December 2018

Queensland’s coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of ‘exploding’ shark populations, according to an analysis of Queensland Shark Control Program data.

14 December 2018
Rainbow socks in running shoes

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Australians continue to experience significant disadvantage when it comes to health and wellbeing compared to their heterosexual peers, a University of Queensland study has found.

14 December 2018

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with a drug initially developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

12 December 2018
Stock image of classroom

Assigning chores to children equally, giving them unsupervised freedom outdoors, and providing good career role models would help address workplace gender inequality, according to University of Queensland research.

11 December 2018