Experts join forces to fight antibiotic resistance

Australian and Chinese experts in antibiotic resistance meet today to focus their attention on one of the biggest threats to global health.

26 May 2017

Gene science closes in on endometriosis

In the world’s largest study into the genetic causes of endometriosis, University of Queensland researchers have helped identify five new gene regions linked to the disease.

25 May 2017
Endometriosis affects one in 10 women and can cause severe pelvic pain
The grand champions

Nanango State High School outgrew all the competition in this year’s annual sunflower competition, taking the overall grand champion and an additional four awards.

16 May 2017

Using Uber-like technology to increase the rate of community volunteerism is the aim of a University of Queensland graduate.

12 May 2017
Award winners Sam Walpole and Priam Rangiah

Almost 200 students from Queensland’s oldest law school have been recognised for their diverse achievements at an award ceremony at Brisbane’s Customs House.

11 May 2017
The research vessel JOIDES Resolution, photo by Arito Sakaguchi, IODP/TAMU. Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Climate change around Antarctica can severely affect Australia’s rainfall and even influence the distribution of wet and dry zones across southeast Asia, an international study has revealed.

11 May 2017
Professor Milburn ... has made a sustained contribution to physics at the highest level

University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics quantum physics researcher Emeritus Professor Gerard Milburn has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

11 May 2017
UQ students and staff are being advised not to replicate the combination of their UQ email address and password across multiple platforms

The University of Queensland is working to assist students and staff who could be caught up in the ‘exploit.in’ online data breach which has affected 593 million people worldwide.

11 May 2017
The federal budget may deliver short-term gain, but long-term repercussions

A budget that could return to bite us on the backside – that’s what a senior University of Queensland economist and political scientist makes of the Australian Government’s 2017/18 financial strategy.

10 May 2017
UQ Adjunct Professor and former High Commissioner to PNG Ian Kemish AM (centre) at a Kokoda ceremony with the late Ben Moide (right), a WW2 veteran

A website hosting interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans on the period leading up to and following that nation’s independence from Australia in 1975 has been launched today.

10 May 2017

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017
UQ graduate Emilee Cherry competing at the Rio Olympics. Credit: Karen Watson, ARU Media.

Olympic gold medallist and University of Queensland graduate Emilee Cherry is one of two Australian representatives named to represent Team UQ in the 2017 AON Uni 7s Series.

10 May 2017
Personal preferences or beliefs can steer clinicians towards continuing to deliver care that robust evidence has shown to confer little or no benefit.

Doctors have been warned to be aware that psychological factors could lead them to suggest medical interventions of little or no value to patients, despite campaigns aimed at eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures.

8 May 2017
A review of the key genes affecting pigmentation could be the first step towards incorporating genomics into clinical practice to identify patients at high-risk of skin cancer. iStockphoto

Dermatologists may need to look further than red hair and freckles when identifying patients who might be genetically predisposed to skin cancer.

8 May 2017
Tiny volcanic fragment from meteorite site in Canada

An ancient meteorite that struck Earth 1.85 billion years ago sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions bringing up material from the Earth’s depths, a new international study involving a University of Queensland researcher has revealed.

5 May 2017
Brahman cattle grazing on an Australian property

Increasing fertility in cows, building better computers for aerospace, more accurately predicting land values, and revolutionising athletic footwear are research projects about as diverse as could be imagined.

5 May 2017
2016 Men’s Great Court Race winner Oliver Wightman

University of Queensland students lining up at this month’s 2017 Great Court Race will compete for the largest pool of prize money offered in the event’s 32-year history.

4 May 2017
Photograph of the missing aircraft, taken in France in 2011. Credit: Laurent Errera - L'Union, France

Free market incentives could be offered to help finally locate the resting place of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, according to a University of Queensland economist.

4 May 2017
Dr Katharine Greenaway's small smile

Her research found that it’s better not to grin when you win, but could she keep the smile from her face when receiving a prestigious psychology award?

3 May 2017

A University of Queensland and World Health Organisation (WHO) research collaboration has found that many of the most common causes of death among children are preventable.

2 May 2017
UQ Associate Professor Ben Hogan

Repairing damaged heart and vascular tissues will be the unique focus of a new University of Queensland research centre, established to combat cardiovascular disease.

2 May 2017
Dr Monica Chien and Dr Sarah Kelly are working to promote Kobe as a destination.

The University of Queensland Business School is helping shape Brisbane’s sister city Kobe into an attractive international sports and tourist destination.

2 May 2017