Significant decreases in cannabis use by young Australians have been tempered by a warning about challenges to physical and psychological health.

10 May 2016
Dr Nick Gattas ... planning to combine digital innovation skills with his medical knowledge

A prestigious scholarship is helping University of Queensland alumnus Dr Nick Gattas pursue dreams of a prototype private hospital harnessing technology to treat chronic illness.

10 May 2016

Nearly three quarters of Australian 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, but how much of that is being provided by their parents?

9 May 2016
Chances are they aren’t copying it from you.

That cute thing your newborn is doing that you’ve been telling everyone about… Chances are they aren’t copying it from you.

6 May 2016
A reef manta ray at Lady Elliot Island. Photo: Amelia Armstrong.

A team of international scientists has unlocked the foraging secrets of manta rays at Lady Elliot Island, which could help conservation efforts for the vulnerable species.

5 May 2016

Leicester City’s against-all-odds English Premier League football title teaches us that a leader is “the one who makes us feel special”, not somebody who considers themselves “the special one”.

4 May 2016
Dr John Drayton has studied the toll involved in identifying and handling the dead. Photo: Shutterstock.

As the nation paused this week to remember the Port Arthur Massacre and ANZAC Day, a former Senior Coronial Counsellor has spoken of the toll involved in identifying and handling the dead.

29 April 2016
James Devin has studied the effects of exercise on colorectal cancer survivors.

A researcher who was born in the year that actress Audrey Hepburn and footballer Bobby Moore died of colorectal cancer is helping to lead recovery from the deadly condition.

26 April 2016
The greatest health benefits from a sugary drinks tax are likely to be seen in young people

A 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would result in widespread, long-lasting public health benefits and significant health cost savings, a new study shows.

14 April 2016

A University of Queensland researcher has made a big step toward the holy grail of biomedical science — a new form of effective pain relief.

11 April 2016
The new drug is derived from Oldenlandia affinis, a traditional medicinal plant.

An international research team has demonstrated that a new plant-derived drug can block the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).

11 April 2016

The University of Queensland will help St George slay dental problems, thanks to a new clinic run in partnership with Goondir Health Services.

6 April 2016
A 19th century whaler originally proposed the hypothesis on the battering ram function of the sperm whale head. Image: iStock

The idea that a sperm whale can use its massive head as a battering ram to sink ships has been hotly debated at least since Moby Dick was published in 1851.

5 April 2016

Scientists at the The University of Queensland and the University of California San Francisco have found a new way to inhibit the growth of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).

5 April 2016
Professor Frazer, Minister Ley and Professor Hoj at the TRI today

The Federal Government has appointed two senior University of Queensland figures to the advisory board of the new $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.

4 April 2016

Social media and electronic gaming strategies can have an extremely positive influence on the lives of impoverished families, a study of The University of Queensland’s Triple P Online program has found.

4 April 2016
Dr Ralph Kelsey.

In a major win for rural health, a former president of the Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) has been appointed to Goondir Health Clinic at Dalby.

31 March 2016
Professor Alex Haslam

Most terrorists are not psychopaths or sadists, nor are they people who would necessarily be inclined to shoot a gun or plant a bomb.

31 March 2016
Big data should be used with caution, a UQ researcher warns.

Big data that could be used to identify people as likely child abusers or alcoholics should be treated with the utmost caution, according to University of Queensland researcher Dr Philip Gillingham.

23 March 2016

Australian women having their first child as teenagers are at increased risk of experiencing domestic violence, according to new data presented at the United Nations headquarters today.

22 March 2016

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