Dr Caroline Gaus aims to identify how contaminants enter the environment, and predict how those contaminants are likely to influence both wildlife and human health.

University of Queensland scientists are seeking to understand contaminant exposure of green turtles and evaluate their impact on near shore populations.

7 November 2014
Dr Felicity Brown will undertake research at Harvard University into refugee mental health

A University of Queensland researcher is bound for Harvard University, thanks to the Australian Government’s Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship for 2015.

7 November 2014
Greg Poche AO and Kay van Norton Poche have donated $10m to Indigenous health at UQ.

A Poche Centre for Indigenous Health will be established at The University of Queensland, thanks to a $10 million gift from philanthropist Mr Greg Poche AO.

7 November 2014
Encouraging active workplaces focus of UQ study

University of Queensland research is identifying key factors that will encourage businesses to promote more physical activity in the workplace.

7 November 2014
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A Queensland-based researcher is on the verge of a significant new approach to treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes.

6 November 2014
Dr Geeske Peeters from UQ’s Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health received the Wendy Ey, Women in Sport Award.

A University of Queensland researcher has been recognised for her work on reducing the risk of developing osteoarthritis in Australian women.

4 November 2014
UQ has a range of experts able to speak on the Ebola virus.

Looking for interview talent on Ebola and its impact? The University of Queensland has several researchers and experts happy to take media calls on the subject, listed below.

3 November 2014
About one in ten people released from prison has an intellectual disability. Jes, CC BY-SA

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises to deliver better support to the one in five Australians living with a disability. But what about those inside prison or who have just left prison? Will the NDIS look after them too, or keep...

3 November 2014
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University of Queensland researchers are working on a prostate cancer test that is as simple as a pregnancy test.

31 October 2014
UQ was awarded a total of 77 health and medical research grants today

Australia’s first Centre of Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease will be established at The University of Queensland with a $2.5 million grant announced today.

17 October 2014
Dr Mujcic's study suggests eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day can improve mental health

Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being. A University of Queensland study suggests eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day not only leads to better physical health but improves mental well...

17 October 2014
 Babies’ hearts can repair themselves, prompting UQ researchers to investigate new heart attack treatments.

The seemingly-miraculous power of babies’ hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a University of Queensland research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments.

17 October 2014
UQ has been consistently ranked highly for its undergraduate programs in civil engineering – Advanced Engineering Building (AEB)

The University of Queensland continues to strengthen its international competitiveness, gaining 11 places to rank 56th globally in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

14 October 2014

Sixty Brisbane Telstra office workers are at the front line of a University of Queensland project that aims to combat the health risks that result from prolonged sitting.

10 October 2014
The 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Women of the Year is a distinguished UQ graduate and CEO of UnitingCare Queensland.

University of Queensland alumnus Anne Cross has been named the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Women of the Year in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the health and community services sector.

9 October 2014

A University of Queensland nutrition expert has been named in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence list for 2014.

8 October 2014
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People aged over 50 are more agile mentally if they are socially active, a study has found – and the effect is even more pronounced in 80-year-olds.

2 October 2014
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University of Queensland researchers are seeking solutions that could save billions of dollars by helping almost half a million Australians avoid the need for knee joint replacements.

1 October 2014

Young Australian women are fatter, fitter and more frazzled today than they were nearly 20 years ago, according to Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health researchers.

1 October 2014
Researchers make ‘virtual’ changes to identify if particular treatments will improve a patient’s ability to move more freely

University of Queensland researchers are using computer modelling to predict the most effective way to help cerebral palsy patients walk and move more easily.

30 September 2014

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