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A person's hands show two open halves of a bunya nut, with a scattering of whole nuts on the bench in the foreground.

A culturally significant Australian nut dating back to Jurassic times could have a big future thanks to ͼ-led research revealing its substantial health benefits.

22 April 2024
Sugarcane crop with trees and house in background under blue sky.

Researchers have unravelled the mystery of sugarcane genetics, finding the crop’s genome is three times the size of the human genome and more complex.

28 March 2024
Large cattle grazing in a grassy field

University of Queensland researchers say mRNA vaccine technology could play an important role in boosting livestock production to meet global food demands.

22 March 2024
a render of a black rectangular shape floating in blue water with a small white boat adjacent to it

ͼ has co-led a project to design a cost effective yet robust pen to expand fish farming into deeper ocean areas to help feed the growing global population.

29 February 2024
A household tap with running water.

Scientists have developed a new method to measure and remove sulfate from water, potentially leading to cleaner waterways and more effective nuclear waste treatments.

15 February 2024
 A bottle of solution sprayed onto a bush of green leaves

Researchers from ͼ have developed a treatment that can both prevent and cure infection caused by an invasive fungal disease devastating native Australian plants.

14 February 2024
A plate of white, triangular sandwiches on a table with a red and white checkered table cloth

Researchers at UQ have found meals provided in early education and childcare centres in some low socio-economic communities are not meeting national dietary recommendations.

12 February 2024
A close up of brown wattleseeds in a lab

A bushfood staple could be the centre of a new Indigenous industry, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

8 February 2024

University of Queensland researchers have found improving timber production efficiencies by just 5% could unlock supply for an extra 8,000 homes to be built in Australia each year.

31 January 2024
Two red feathered chickens looking straight at the camera

A University of Queensland-led study has found humans can tell if chickens are excited or displeased, just by the sound of their clucks.  

4 January 2024
The sun rising over a green field on a cloudy day

An ambitious alliance to achieve zero net emissions in Australian agriculture and boost the $70 billion sector has been funded by the Federal Government.

12 December 2023
an area of green grass with small posts next to a creek with trees on the opposite bank

University of Queensland scientists are leading efforts to explore a water quality trading scheme to improve the state’s waterways.

4 December 2023
Close up of 3 tagged heifers in a paddock. Image, ͼ

Simple on-animal sensors could be a game changer for Australian beef cattle nutrition, according to University of Queensland research.

17 November 2023
An outback Australian landscape of red earth and a blue sky with a mound of black sticks shaped in a dome in the foreground.

A University of Queensland-led research team says the key to a more sustainable food future may be a better understanding of ancient Indigenous food production systems.

10 November 2023
a spray of seed pods in front of pots of grassy plants

Researchers from ͼ hope wild millet from outback Australia’s Channel Country could help feed the world as climate change impacts established grain crops.

26 October 2023