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Illegitimate interruptions reduce productivity in the workplace

A team of researchers from ͼ has found employees experience more stress at work when interrupted with requests for unnecessary or unreasonable tasks.

21 May 2024
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Exercise can help slow cognitive decline

University of Queensland research has found exercise can help prevent or slow cognitive decline during ageing.

20 May 2024
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Professor Barry Dickson from ͼ's Queensland Brain Institute has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, joining the ranks of eminent scientists from around the world.

17 May 2024
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People from a higher socioeconomic status drink more alcohol on average than those of lower socioeconomic background, according to new ͼ research.

17 May 2024
Crown-of-thorns starfish covering coral on Great Barrier Reef.

Scientists are one step closer to combatting coral-destroying crown-of-thorns starfish, following a University of Queensland study into the pest’s genetics.

15 May 2024
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Zapping rocks with a high-voltage pulse – similar to a lightning strike – could be the answer to decarbonising the mining industry according to researchers from ͼ.

14 May 2024
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ͼ has experts available for comment across a range of topics including housing, education, HECS indexation, tax, cost of living, energy transition, superannuation and entrenched disadvantage.

9 May 2024
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A new drug could prevent sepsis-related organ failure and death by restoring the health of a patient’s blood vessels.

9 May 2024
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ͼ researchers have received $3.6 million from the Federal and Queensland governments to improve water quality monitoring in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

8 May 2024
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A range of hyper accurate cancer drugs is in production at a newly opened research and manufacturing hub at UQ.

8 May 2024
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A new diagnostic and treatment approach for bladder cancer will undergo a clinical trial in Queensland.

7 May 2024
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A new method to deliver a quality cold brew coffee in less than 3 minutes solidifies Australia’s position as the innovators of modern coffee, according to ͼ researchers.

7 May 2024
A cyclist rides across a busy road in the Brisbane suburb of West End, with a car passing in the other lane.

Turning kerbside carparks into cycling lanes could improve city accessibility and liveability without affecting business revenue, University of Queensland research has found.

7 May 2024