Researchers from The University of Queensland have shown for the first time that “brain training” for specific tasks can also improve broader brain performance, in findings with major implications for ageing brains.

6 September 2016
The incidence of oesophagael cancer is increasing, particularly among obese men with reflux (heartburn) and a history of smoking.

International research has found some patients with oesophageal cancer should receive a combination of treatments, due to multiple genetic changes or mutations contributing to their disease.

6 September 2016
Military veterans' long-term suffering shows that time does not resolve all issues. (Shutterstock image).

University of Queensland researcher Dr Robyne Le Brocque believes trauma is a fact of life. That’s why the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work senior lecturer sees such importance in her role as organising committee chair of next week’s...

2 September 2016
University of Queensland School of Pharmacy researcher Dr Harendra Parekh.

University of Queensland School of Pharmacy researcher Dr Harendra Parekh will host a morbid but fascinating discussion at the upcoming event Murder in Brisbane – The Science of Life and Death.

2 September 2016
Debris from the gut of a short-tailed shearwater

A University of Queensland study has found widespread ingestion of debris by Australian marine and coastal birds – including among vulnerable and threatened species.

31 August 2016
Classes were held in various hastily adapted buildings across the city, until the purpose-built Mayne Medical School at Herston was officially opened in 1939.

Generations of the state’s doctors have started their medical careers at The University of Queensland, which is celebrating 80 years of medicine in 2016.

29 August 2016
Stand Up Victoria was among the first large cluster randomised controlled trials of its kind

A program encouraging office workers to stand up, sit less and move more has significantly reduced sitting time among participating public servants.

24 August 2016
Mothers taking part in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health will provide fresh insights into their children’s health and development.

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development.

22 August 2016
UQ's Young Tall Poppy winners

Investigating what we look for in a partner – and how that has affected human evolution – has led the University of Queensland’s Dr Barnaby Dixson to be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

18 August 2016
UQ's Dr Stephen Anderson was the program's scientific consultant

A senior University of Queensland lecturer has lent his expertise to a television documentary about the impact of hormones on animal behaviour.

17 August 2016

Calls to a poisons hotline have revealed a disproportionate number of young children referred to hospital following suspected exposure to a household bug and spider spray.

15 August 2016
Professor Andreas Obermair (right) and the team

The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC) Research has paid tribute to women who participate in clinical trials, ahead of a patient symposium on research outcomes.

11 August 2016
Dr Veerman is encouraging people to incorporate physical activity into daily life, making it a habit rather than a chore

Researchers are calling for a major boost to physical activity recommendations, with a new study linking more weekly exercise to a reduced risk of five common diseases.

10 August 2016
Cholesterol in cells

University of Queensland research has revealed how fats – including cholesterol – could increase the progression of aggressive cancers.

8 August 2016
The majority of respondents were not using beta alanine in accordance with recommendations

Only 35 per cent of Australian professional footballers were able to identify the benefits of a supplement they were taking, and 48 per cent admitted to never reading the labels.

5 August 2016

The University of Queensland has a list of experts available for comment on issues relating to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

3 August 2016

Researcher has shown that hysterectomy doubles the odds of a woman enduring persistent hot flushes and night sweats, even if they retain their ovaries.

2 August 2016

Consumers of Asian alternative medicine derived from Australian marine life may be inadvertently consuming toxins, according to research by The University of Queensland.

2 August 2016
1000 blood samples to create a world leading genomics resource

Patients’ genes could unlock urgently needed new treatments for severe sepsis, which kills three and a half times as many Australians as the road toll.

1 August 2016
World health authorities estimate antimicrobial resistant superbugs will kill 10 million people a year by 2050.

University of Queensland researchers are leading an international effort to slow the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant superbugs forecast to kill more people than cancer by 2050.

29 July 2016

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