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A photo of a murky body of water with black tadpoles in it.

ͼ researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows tadpoles in cold environments to mitigate the detrimental effects of ultraviolet radiation.

19 January 2024
Students walking through a university campus

More than 4,750 students have received offers to study at UQ in the state’s major offer round taking the total number so far to more than 9,900 for Semester 1.

15 January 2024
A graphic showing a space background with colourful rings.

An international project mapping millions of galaxies has provided a ‘tantalising’ insight into the mysteries of dark energy and could reshape our understanding of the history of the Universe, according to a leading ͼ astrophysicist.

9 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
A weighing scale on a wooden floor next to a tape measure and a surgical face mask

University of Queensland-led research shows being overweight can impair the body’s antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection but not to the protection offered by vaccination.

4 December 2023
a woman in safety glasses looks closely at a yellow disk on a stand

A simple-to-apply, needle-free vaccine patch is being developed to protect people from the potentially deadly mosquito-borne Zika virus.

1 December 2023
Six scientists using equipment at a desk in a laboratory

ͼ’s re-engineered clamp platform has produced a vaccine that is equally safe and virus-neutralising as an approved vaccine considered among the best in its class.

23 November 2023

Nature photographers posting to social media are helping improve biodiversity conservation mapping in South Asia, and the method could go global.

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 male scientist working in a laboraty

ͼ’s small molecule drug discovery facility will open its doors to researchers from across Australia for the first time thanks to a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) funding injection.

31 October 2023
AQC researchers working on maths equations on glass wall with gold plated fridge in foreground. Image ͼ

Researchers at Queensland’s first quantum technology startup, based at UQ, are developing microscopic superconducting hardware critical to scaling up future quantum computer technology.

30 October 2023
Two people in a science laboratory wearing lab coats while operating equipment

The commercial potential of University of Queensland research partnerships has been recognised by the Australian Economic Accelerator.

25 October 2023
a small tuft of leaves sits in a round glass plate under bright lights

A process similar to that used to store human embryos is being used by scientists at UQ to save native Australian plants under threat from the invasive fungus, myrtle rust.

24 October 2023
Glenn King wearing a jacket and collared shirt smiling broadly in front of a black background

Professor Glenn King from ͼ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation, a $250,000 recognition of his pioneering work. 

17 October 2023
An orange orangutan swinging on a branch in thick jungle

University of Queensland research has found despite considerable conservation efforts, the illegal killing of critically endangered orangutans on Borneo may be an ongoing threat to the species.

11 October 2023