UQ responds to coronavirus pandemic

The University of Queensland has been asked to develop a vaccine for the recent coronavirus outbreak at unprecedented speed, using new technology.

24 January 2020
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Large marine parks can save sharks from overfishing threat

‘No-take’ marine reserves - where fishing is banned - can reverse the decline in the world’s coral reef shark populations caused by overfishing, according to an Australian study.

24 January 2020
A Caribbean reef shark is surrounded by smaller fish. Credit: Global FinPrint project.
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The University of Queensland has been asked to develop a vaccine for the recent coronavirus outbreak at unprecedented speed, using new technology.

24 January 2020
A Caribbean reef shark is surrounded by smaller fish. Credit: Global FinPrint project.

‘No-take’ marine reserves - where fishing is banned - can reverse the decline in the world’s coral reef shark populations caused by overfishing, according to an Australian study.

24 January 2020
A mantis shrimp

Pioneering discoveries about the ‘extraordinarily strange’ visual systems of shrimps - that could improve early detection of cancer - have been recognised with an international prize.

23 January 2020
Dr Kristen Radford, left, Adam Briner and Chloe Yap.

University of Queensland scientists are heading ‘stateside’ with the support of 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

21 January 2020

The University of Queensland has appointed Dr Jessica Gallagher as UQ’s inaugural Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement & Entrepreneurship).

21 January 2020
Hemiscyllium halmahera  (credit: Mark Erdmann)

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

21 January 2020
A fisherman fishes on the rocks

A collaborative research project, including University of Queensland scientists, is under way to identify and measure the effects of environmental drivers on several key Queensland fishery species – snapper, pearl perch, and spanner crab.

20 January 2020

More than 11,000 manta ray sighting records – from scuba divers, aerial surveys and online submissions – have helped researchers better understand reef manta ray distribution around Australia, finding ‘missing’ populations of rays.

20 January 2020
Fire burns through a stretch of Australian bush.

More than one billion mammals, birds, and reptiles across eastern Australia are estimated to have been affected by the current fire catastrophe.

20 January 2020

Women who experience premature menopause are significantly more likely to develop multiple chronic conditions, according to a new study by the University of Queensland.

20 January 2020
UQ researcher Kusinara Wijayabandara seeks community help in tackling the invasive fireweed

Fireweed is one of eastern Australia’s worst invasive species, and scientists are asking landholders for on-the-ground information about where it is growing and how they deal with it.

17 January 2020
Attachment sites (magenta) in the surrounding skin of roundworm nerve cells act as a glue, helping the cells remain intact during periods of strain.

A way in which some connections between brain cells can resist degeneration – a hallmark of traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases — has been discovered by researchers at The University of Queensland.

16 January 2020

Daily users account for more than 80 per cent of all cannabis consumed in Australia, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

16 January 2020
Disgust towards ectoparasites – such as fleas – negatively affects how women view men with beards

Women who find bearded men less attractive may be deterred due to their potential risk for carrying ticks, bugs and lice, according to a University of Queensland study published today.

15 January 2020

The University of Queensland sent out 3071 offers to students this morning, bringing the total number so far to nearly 8700.

15 January 2020
A graphic depiction of a brain in light blue on a dark background

Our understanding of the brain and its disorders will be boosted with the establishment of an international partnership.

15 January 2020
A short-eared possum wrapped in a blanket

University of Queensland academics have discussed a number of issues that have emerged during Australia's unprecedented bushfire season.

10 January 2020
'We will be working with communities to identify effective mechanisms to improve food security and enable healthy diets in remote Australia,' says UQ researcher Megan Ferguson.

Working with communities to improve food security for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will be the focus of a significant University of Queensland study.

8 January 2020

The protection of Australia’s threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient ‘umbrella’ species were prioritised for protection, according to University of Queensland research.

7 January 2020
Dr Mickael Mounaix and Dr Joel Carpenter

Research from The University of Queensland aimed at controlling light in scattering materials, such as fog or biological tissues, will benefit future biomedical imaging and telecommunications.

7 January 2020
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