Stereotypes which portray nurses as sexual objects or merely doctors’ helpers need to be smashed in order to encourage school leavers to the profession, according to a University of Queensland study.

12 June 2017
UQ PhD Candidate Hayley Williams

University of Queensland researchers are working to improve the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with burns injuries.

12 June 2017
Dental students at St George

The launch of a new dental clinic in St George in south-west Queensland will ease the shortage of dental services available to the community.

9 June 2017
Associate Professor Trent Woodruff

Three University of Queensland researchers have each received $1 million from the FightMND foundation for clinical trials to help fast-track potential treatments for motor neurone disease.

9 June 2017
Dr Michael Taylor from UQ's School of Biomedical Sciences,

A physicist and a chemist from The University of Queensland will network with Nobel Prize winners at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting later this month.

8 June 2017
Q-122 is used for the treatment of hot flashes in women

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University (Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has raised US$16 million in series A investment.

6 June 2017
Turtles also ingested chemicals used in industrial products such as adhesive, sealant and lubricant

Chemicals including heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals and industrial chemicals have been found in the blood of Great Barrier Reef turtles.

5 June 2017
Associate Professor Ray Steptoe

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

2 June 2017

Office workers who use sit-stand or treadmill desks are on track to being more productive and attentive with fewer signs of workplace stress than their sedentary chair-dwelling colleagues.

31 May 2017
Dr Dittman says while seemingly mundane, minor daily issues tend to create stress in the home.

An online program designed to short circuit the conflict cycle between teens and parents is being evaluated by University of Queensland researchers.

29 May 2017

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
An EEG could identify apparently healthy infants who will later be found to have neurodevelopmental deficits

The brain waves of healthy newborns – which appear more abnormal than those of severe stroke victims –could be used to accurately predict which babies will have neurodevelopmental disorders.

25 May 2017
Intimate partner violence appears to double a caregiver's odds of poor health. (iStock photo)

Women who become caregivers after experiencing intimate partner violence face a double-whammy hit to their health, University of Queensland research shows.

22 May 2017
Red: Tight junction marker (Zo-1) demonstrating the apical surface. Green: Cytoskeleton marker (TUBB-3) showing the radial structure of the rosettes. Blue: Nucleus of cells (DAPI).

Researchers say a protein usually associated with the immune system could play a role in the development of neurological conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

19 May 2017
Professor Matt sanders

An international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland is featuring in United Kingdom election campaigning.

17 May 2017
Women gaining more than 2.5 per cent of their bodyweight annually more than double their risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy.

16 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
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
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
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

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