The research suggests that humans' experiences early in life may affect their brain activity later. iStockphoto.

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous activity – and UQ experts have uncovered how different early-life experiences can affect the nature of that...

4 August 2017
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Queensland women

Queensland researchers have discovered a new way to target a rare form of breast cancer, giving hope for improved treatment options.

1 August 2017
 Fiona Murray, a kidney and liver recipient, donated her polycystic liver to UQ

The weight of a healthy human liver is typically 1.5 kilograms or less. After feeling like she was “pregnant for seven-odd years” Fiona Murray had hers removed and it topped 12 kilograms.

31 July 2017
Patients were encouraged to use stimulating resources such as iPads

A Queensland hospital has become the first to trial how increased activity in an acute stroke unit impacts on patients.

31 July 2017
Dr Hall says more needs to be done to provide basic sanitation

Partnerships between government and Indigenous stakeholders are needed to overcome a lack of functioning ‘health hardware’ in remote Australian communities - such as taps, toilets and showers, a University of Queensland researcher says.

27 July 2017
Living with chronic low back pain leads to the brain being re-wired over time. Shutterstock.

Psychologists are working on ways to reduce the brain’s sensitivity to pain, with the aim of improving pain management techniques.

27 July 2017
Concern over the rise in use of super potent cannabis

University of Queensland researchers are concerned the recent legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia may give rise to super-potent cannabis concentrates with associated harmful effects.

21 July 2017
Sarah Ayles

Sarah Ayles joins her fellow medical graduates this week as lifelong dreams and long hours become a reality.

20 July 2017
Caitlin Hall on the left, with her classmates

University of Queensland Master of Dietetics Studies graduate Caitlin Hall has twice the reason to celebrate today.

18 July 2017
Some healthy children become critically ill from common cold viruses

A gene mutation making young children extremely vulnerable to common viruses may represent a new type of immunodeficiency, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

18 July 2017
Obesity and diabetes are among the most pressing challenges facing human health

Gene therapy aimed at treating diabetes and obesity is the subject of an agreement between Australian researchers and a Canadian health and wellness company.

18 July 2017
Recognising and supporting teaching excellence is part of UQ's commitment to meeting international teaching quality standards.

Twenty-two University of Queensland staff are being celebrated for their commitment to teaching after they were presented with Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowships on Friday.

17 July 2017
Joshua Li's 'Biological hardwiring’ - neurons in the developing visual system of a fruit fly. 2017 NHMRC Science to Art Award winner.

University of Queensland research projects on inflammatory arthritis, infectious diseases and tissue regeneration have won prestigious national awards.

13 July 2017
Leah Davis.

University students from across the globe will explore the connections between society, economics, environment and health at the U21 Health Sciences Summer School in Johannesburg this week.

13 July 2017

The combination of a rural background and rural undergraduate training has a multiplier effect on the likelihood of medical graduates practicing outside metropolitan areas, a study has found.

11 July 2017

Parents supplying their teens with alcohol are not only fuelling underage drinking but are increasing the risk that their children and their children’s friends will drink heavily.

5 July 2017
Tiger shark

Tiger sharks roam huge distances across the Indo-Pacific, contributing to a single, large population, a study has found.

5 July 2017
Dr Iman Azimi

Switching off a protein produced in breast cancer cells can stop cancer progression, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

5 July 2017

Rowing coaches in the United States will be the first outside Australia to use an online coaching course designed by The University of Queensland and Rowing Australia.

29 June 2017
The Deadly Choices Junior Murri Carnival attracted more than 400 participants

The University of Queensland has welcomed the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health’s (IUIH) Deadly Choices Junior Murri Carnival to the St Lucia campus.

27 June 2017

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