• Bolting birds help reveal dinosaur gait

    Research into how modern birds run and walk is taking an international team of palaeontologists and biomechanics experts a step closer to accurately reconstructing the way extinct dinosaurs moved.

    22 February 2018
  • Cracking the genetic code for complex traits in cattle

    A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important for...

    20 February 2018
  • Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear

    Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery.

    16 February 2018
Associate Professor Kate Schroder discovered that inflammasomes normally work with an in-built timer switch when they activate the inflammation process.

A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer’s and gout.

7 February 2018
Professor Matt Sanders

Policy makers, practitioners and researchers can now draw on parenting interventions that have changed the lives of millions of families across the globe in a single reference - The Power of Positive Parenting.

7 February 2018
Caterpillar nest next to a horse paddock. Photo credit: Nigel Perkins.

University of Queensland experts are set to help thoroughbred horse breeders combat a hairy caterpillar threat that causes abortion in mares and costs the Australian racing industry millions of dollars every year.

2 February 2018

Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.

1 February 2018

Researchers say almost half of Australian families tracked in a 30-year study have experienced poverty at least once.

24 January 2018
Indonesian peat forest which burned in 2015

A major shortfall in funding to restore Indonesia’s degraded peat forests means the country is facing a difficult environmental decision, an international study has found.

19 January 2018

Tiger sharks appear to be genetically monogamous – and it could be putting the species at risk.

17 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

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery.

10 January 2018

Mimicking sleep processes in the awake brain of elderly people could prevent age-related decline in brain function.

3 January 2018
Dr Lee Hickey

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space were the inspiration for University of Queensland scientists to develop the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ procedures here on planet Earth.

2 January 2018

The degradation of coral reefs might have short-term benefits for some fish groups, but would be bad for fisheries long-term, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

22 December 2017

Listening to white noise can increase your ability to learn new words, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed.

21 December 2017

Neck pain is a common condition among office workers, but regular workplace exercises can prevent and reduce it, a University of Queensland study has found.

15 December 2017
Elephant herd in Addo Elephant National Park. Photo by Rory Biggs.

The debate over whether legal trading of ivory should be allowed to fund elephant conservation, or banned altogether to stop poaching has raged for decades without an end in sight.

15 December 2017