Some of Asia’s largest animals, including tigers and elephants, are defying 12,000 years of extinction trends by thriving alongside humans, a University of Queensland-led study has revealed.

22 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

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

30 September 2022
A person holding a spray bottle standing in front of plants at a plant nursery

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
Rows of maroon and yellow capsule medication in blister packs

University of Queensland researchers say metal compounds could be the answer to the growing problem of drug-resistant fungal infections.

26 September 2022
A suburban street with trees lining the median strip next to a walking path. Part of a small silver car is visible in the bottom-left corner

Researchers say more investment in tree planting is needed after discovering inequality in shade-coverage across certain Brisbane suburbs.

23 September 2022
Wild dingo looking at the camera.

Cameras that spy on wildlife could provide the secrets scientists need to save vulnerable species.

17 September 2022
Carbon dioxide sensors could be beneficial in classrooms. Study Fresh Project

Ensuring school classrooms are well ventilated is key to reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and maintaining academic performance, research from The University of Queensland has revealed.

16 September 2022
Robotic hands in radiochemistry facility

Radiopharmaceuticals are an emerging medical technology that deliver radiation therapy directly to cancer cells while sparing the rest of the body from the harsh effects of cancer treatment.

13 September 2022
A machine the size of a shoebox with wiring and software, sitting in a laboratory.

It might not look like much, but this tool could improve the next generation of lasers - and with it, industries from telecommunications to car manufacturing.

12 September 2022
A close-up photo of a hand holding granules of black compost

A new way of using compost could boost global crop production and deliver huge benefits to the planet, according to a study co-led by The University of Queensland.

6 September 2022

A University of Queensland researcher supporting efforts to combat drug and alcohol use worldwide has been named the 2022 Queensland Young Tall Poppy of the Year.

30 August 2022
Illustration comparing the small size of the croc with human. Credit, Jorgo Ristevski

Approximately 13.5 million years ago, north-west Queensland was home to an unusual and particularly tiny species of crocodile and now scientists are unlocking its secrets.

30 August 2022
K'gari funnel web spider

Using deadly spider venom to treat heart attacks is one of many new discoveries currently being developed at a national research centre headquartered at The University of Queensland.

25 August 2022
A group of people in white coats look at machinery inside a high-tech laboratory

A new University of Queensland-led training centre is set to become a hub for world-leading research in ‘green’ plastic.

18 August 2022