Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.

1 February 2018
The strategy is to prevent pain through a different mechanism to the available opioid drugs

Research to develop non-addictive analgesics that could potentially be used as alternatives to addictive opioid drugs such as codeine will be undertaken by UQ under an agreement with Canadian biomedical company PreveCeutical Medical Inc.

31 January 2018
Spatial neglect often occurs after damage to the right side of the brain, making it difficult for stroke survivors to see things on their left.

Eating food from only the right side of the plate, shaving or applying make-up to only one side of the face, and running into objects on the left are common traits post stroke and for some survivors current therapies aren’t working.

31 January 2018

Researchers say almost half of Australian families tracked in a 30-year study have experienced poverty at least once.

24 January 2018
Emma Sievwright. Photo credit: Nick Wilson / Foxtel

The ovens are preheated and a fresh batch of Australia’s best amateur bakers is ready to knead the dough – with one of The University of Queensland’s own rising to the heat in The Great Australian Bake Off.

23 January 2018

A fictional crime drama that prompts students to explore the effectiveness of the law and justice system from a psychological perspective has won an international award.

19 January 2018

University of Queensland researchers have found that freckles and moles appearing on the iris indicate a high risk of melanoma, particularly in people under 40 years of age.

17 January 2018

Tiger sharks appear to be genetically monogamous – and it could be putting the species at risk.

17 January 2018
UQ is looking for participants in a workplace survey

A team of researchers at The University of Queensland are looking for participants to explore the benefits and consequences of task variety in the workplace.

12 January 2018

An international collaboration to investigate why and how potassium can help lower blood pressure will be trialled at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

8 January 2018

Mimicking sleep processes in the awake brain of elderly people could prevent age-related decline in brain function.

3 January 2018

Listening to white noise can increase your ability to learn new words, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed.

21 December 2017
Professor Kenneth Pakenham

A resilience training program to improve the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been developed by University of Queensland researchers.

20 December 2017

Neck pain is a common condition among office workers, but regular workplace exercises can prevent and reduce it, a University of Queensland study has found.

15 December 2017
Resistance threat looms

Australia’s rising number of gonorrhoea cases has been described as a potential ‘perfect storm’, with the emergence of extensively drug resistant strains overseas.

15 December 2017
Residents are experiencing stress

Retirement village contracts are a minefield for older residents, with complex legal and financial restraints impacting on their lives and preventing some residents from moving out.

11 December 2017
Close to half of UQ’s 2018 funding will go to the Faculty of Medicine, accounting for $20 million across 18 projects.

University of Queensland research into dementia, cancer, superbugs, painkillers, and children’s health are among 51 projects that will benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 Project Grant funding announced today.

6 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Queensland are hoping a new form of immunotherapy could lead to better treatment of type 1 diabetes.

5 December 2017
The impacts of sexual abuse include a range of long-term psychological, interpersonal, and health-related difficulties.

Psychotherapy that encourages self-compassion may help treat survivors of sexual abuse, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 December 2017

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new research has shown.

4 December 2017

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