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

Receiving occupational therapy at home has been found to be effective for people living with dementia, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

6 January 2020

A novel immunotherapy treatment has saved family dog Griffin from a rare type of cancer, thanks to collaborative research at The University of Queensland.

2 January 2020
Turbulence (seen here in cyclones) ... is described as the oldest unsolved problem in physics. Image by WikiImages from Pixabay

University of Queensland researchers have combined quantum liquids and silicon-chip technology to study turbulence for the first time, opening the door to new navigation technologies and improved understanding of the turbulent dynamics of cyclones...

20 December 2019
By dating the sediment rather than the fossils themselves, the archaeologists could pinpoint the fossils' age.

Ninety years after Dutch geologists excavated human fossils in central Java, scientists finally have pinpointed the fossils' age at around 120,000 years.

19 December 2019

'Whoopi’ the manta ray – a regular visitor to Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef – has helped University of Queensland and Murdoch University scientists study rays’ impressive ability to heal.

18 December 2019

With only about half of Earth’s terrestrial surface remaining as natural vegetation, a University of Queensland-led team has proposed an international goal to halt its continued loss.

17 December 2019

A television appearance teaching science was one of many highlights for Alicia Kirk, who graduated as Valedictorian after completing her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry, following a dual degree in Science and Arts.

16 December 2019

Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserves across the world, according to University of Queensland-led research.

10 December 2019

A mutated gene found in people with intellectual disabilities that could be targeted for treatment has been identified by an international team including University of Queensland researchers.

5 December 2019
Researchers installing/retrieving coupons in a Gold Coast sewer

University of Queensland monitoring technology to identify potential odour and corrosion hotspots in urban sewerage networks has been adopted by ASX-listed environmental management technology firm Envirosuite.

4 December 2019

Humans are a step closer to seeing what the world looks like through the eyes of animals, thanks to technology developed by researchers from The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter.

4 December 2019
Beach mussels from Southport, Tasmania

One of the world’s most notorious invasive species has established itself on Australia’s coastlines, according to research from The University of Queensland.

2 December 2019

Australians heading overseas are ignoring potential health risks out of a desire to escape reality through travel, according to University of Queensland-led research.

2 December 2019