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UQ Zika Detection Breakthrough a Potential Lifesaver

A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers...
Supercharged antibiotics

Supercharged Antibiotics Could Turn Tide Against Superbugs

An old drug supercharged by University of Queensland researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most dangerous...
brain scanner

Portable 3D Brain-Scanner Set to Save Lives

A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image...
dipstick

UQ Dipstick Technology Could Revolutionise Disease Diagnosis

New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has...
cancer

Researchers Show Growth Hormone Signalling Increases Cancer Risk

University of Queensland researchers have unravelled the cellular process which may help to explain why tall people are at increased risk of several types...
battery

Queensland, China Collaborate on Game-changer Research

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded...
genomes

Explosion in Number of Known Life Forms

A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent. UQ School of Chemistry...
allergies

Fighting Allergies by Silencing Immune Cells

University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to developing new medicines for treating inflammatory diseases, including allergies such as rhinitis, itchy hives, asthma,...
corals

Sub-Tropical Corals Vulnerable, New Study Shows

The vulnerability and conservation value of sub-tropical reefs south of the Great Barrier Reef - regarded as climate change refuges – has been highlighted...
brain cancervideo

Potential Treatment for Brain Cancer as Drug Shrinks Tumours

An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common...
human brain

Researchers Want to Know How Early Life Affects the Adult Brain

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous...
immune system

Study Opens New Drug Therapy Targets in a Range of Diseases

Scientists have a better understanding of the immune system at a molecular level, thanks to University of Queensland-led research that may now lead to...
Breast Cancer

Targeted Treatment Gives New Hope on Breast Cancer

Queensland researchers have discovered a new way to target a rare form of breast cancer, giving hope for improved treatment options. A University of Queensland...
Breast Cancer cells

Protein to Control Breast Cancer Progression Identified

Switching off a protein produced in breast cancer cells can stop cancer progression, researchers from The University of Queensland have found. Dr Iman Azimi from...
batteries

Screen-printed Batteries for Renewables on the Way

Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project...
quantum

UQ and Partners Taking Computing out of This World

University of Queensland researchers have partnered with global technology leader Lockheed Martin to develop next generation computers for aerospace applications. ARC Future Fellow and project...
cancer

University Start-up Closes US$16M Investment to Develop Cancer Therapies

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University(Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has...
brain waves

Babies’ Slow Brain Waves Could Predict Problems

The brain waves of healthy newborns – which appear more abnormal than those of severe stroke victims – could be used to accurately predict...
video

Taking the Guesswork out of Designing Extremely Complex Military Systems

Computational models and simulations can be enormously helpful when designing complex military systems such as new aerospace vehicles and engines, reducing development costs and...
lymphatic brainvideo

Scientists Surprised to Discover Lymphatic ‘Scavenger’ Brain Cells

The brain has its own inbuilt processes for mopping up damaging cellular waste – and these processes may provide protection from stroke and dementia. University...