Portrait photo of UQ Professor Trent Munro wearing a white coat in a laboratory. Supplied.

Precision painkillers that are more accurate and less harmful to the liver are set to be developed by a University of Queensland spin-off company — potentially changing the lives of millions of people.

4 November 2022
a person in white coat wears virtual reality glasses and holds handsets in front of a screen with an image of a mouth and teeth

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are being used as an important teaching tool for University of Queensland dentistry students, who practice with 3D headsets before working on real-life clients.

4 November 2022
Mother and baby

Tackling a digital divide and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies is the aim of an Australian-first project involving First Nations community leaders and University of Queensland researchers.

3 November 2022
Microplastics floating in water

Microplastics are not just tiny particles that can be ingested, they can also carry viruses, a University of Queensland study has revealed.

2 November 2022
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Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia.

2 November 2022
A graphic showing a brain in blue with viruses in red 'infecting' it and lighting it up against a medical background.

Research led by UQ has found COVID-19 activates the same inflammatory response in the brain as Parkinson’s disease.

1 November 2022
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The use of cocaine and MDMA has fallen in Queensland since COVID-19 disruptions began in 2020, but the use of methylamphetamine or ‘ice’ has increased according to a report from Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).

26 October 2022

Research co-led by UQ has found sharing real-time air quality readings in developing countries can reduce air pollution and lead to lower mortality rates.

25 October 2022
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Researchers at The University of Queensland have found children in disadvantaged communities often go hungry when they attend early education and childcare centres.

21 October 2022
Adult incontinence pad

Joint research has found adult incontinence products are a far bigger waste problem than baby nappies, and with an ageing population, the situation will get worse in the next decade.

20 October 2022
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Children’s growth will be easier to assess following a University of Queensland-led study analysing the genetic variants that influence height.

13 October 2022
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Research from The University of Queensland has found no link between community water fluoridation and adverse effects to children’s brain development.

10 October 2022

University of Queensland researchers have discovered how COVID-19 damages the heart, opening the door to future treatments.

30 September 2022
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An Australian-first study by researchers from The University of Queensland has found 8 per cent of urine samples drawn from the general public contained a common weed killer.

30 September 2022
A bearded man in a short and high vis vest sits with his head bowed in a factory.

A University of Queensland study is investigating the issues around employee disclosure of medical conditions in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on military veterans.

29 September 2022