University of Queensland

Qantas to operate first biofuel flight to US under mustard power

Early next year, an important development will take place in the belly of a gleaming new Qantas airliner as it takes to the sky bound for Los Angeles …

Business (Australia)

Millions of trees at risk from rising temperatures

Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070, according to a study involving a University of …

Climate Change

Biennial John Western Public Lecture - ISSR - The University of Queensland, Australia

<b>The Human Judge: Between Craft and Profession</b><p><i>The Professions in Australia</i> project led by Professor John Western was the first major inquiry into the …

Australian Universities

Scientists discover GRASS that tastes exactly like salt and vinegar crisps

The discovery was made completely by accident in a late-night lab session.<p>Some of the most important scientific breakthroughs have been discovered …

Scientific Research

Free Online Courses For Creatives Offered By Universities Around The World

Image by Brad Neathery via Unsplash (CC0)<br>Hate it when the weekend comes around and you have nothing productive to do? Thankfully, 200 universities …

Australian Universities

UQ honours UWA Emeritus Professor with Honorary Mathematics Doctorate

An internationally acclaimed mathematician, UWA Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of …

Australian Universities

Pool Space Solutions From Down Under

Swimming is a favorite Aussie pastime, so it’s no wonder a unique swimming pool separation system was developed in Australia. SwimWall Systems™ help …

Swimming

Physicists combine efforts to engineer quantum machines

A seven-year Australian government investment in quantum engineering has been launched at The University of Queensland.<p>The $31.9 million Centre of …

Quantum Mechanics

UQ tops the table for 2018 Australia Awards Endeavour scholarships

The University of Queensland’s reputation for global student exchange has helped attract 62 Australia Awards – Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships …

Australian Universities

Research into link between vitamin D and schizophrenia wins medal

Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath, …

Research

An outdated citizenship rule is bringing down Australia’s parliament

A dual-citizenship fiasco is bringing down some of Australia’s most powerful citizens.<p>Over the past several months, one Australian parliamentarian after another has been declared ineligible for office because of dual citizenship. Under Section 44 of Australia’s 100-year-old constitution, anyone …

Citizenship

It’s not just women who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s responsibility. The main concern surrounding …

News (South Africa)

SSM: How to talk about the same-sex marriage result with your kids

After three months of sometimes acrimonious debate, the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey are in: 61.6 per cent voted yes to legalising …

Parenting

Test identifies which people with chest pains are at low risk of heart attack

Researchers have shown a single blood test could identify which patients reporting to hospital with chest pain were at low risk of imminent heart …

Medicine

Trials bring hope for world-first rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Human trials of an innovative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis developed by The University of Queensland have begun in Brisbane.<p>DEN-181, a …

Medicine

A Story Of Resilience And Courage By A Stroke Researcher And Survivor

This is a story courage and resilience penned by a remarkable woman Dr Lavina Codd who shares her personal experience of suffering from a stroke and …

Australian Universities

Drinking during conception could increase obesity risk, researchers find

Women have long been urged not to drink while pregnant, but new research suggests that drinking at the time of conception could also be …

Pregnancy

Queensland's LNP doesn't get that public enterprises generate income

The debt linked to ownership of a profitable public enterprise is not a problem. But this focus on debt and asset sales obscures another important point<p>The current Queensland election is the first in many years in which the sale of public assets is not an issue. All parties have ruled them out. The …

Opinion

Women urged to give up alcohol before conceiving

Women who consume alcohol around the time of conception could be putting their male offspring at greater risk of obesity in later life.<p>Researchers …

Australian Universities

5 Things College Students Do That Day Students Don’t

College is a weird and wonderful time where you’ll make memories to treasure (and maybe regret) for life. It’s such a full-on experience that college …

Australian Universities

Explainer: What is a superbug?

A superbug is usually defined as a microorganism that’s resistant to commonly used antibiotics - but not all superbugs are created equal.<p>The number …

Microbiology

Science Academy honour for UQ kidney disease researcher

University of Queensland kidney and chronic disease researcher Professor Wendy Hoy has been elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of …

Research

Jenny Orchard wins UQ's $50,000 National Self–Portrait Prize

Sydney–based artist Jenny Orchard has won one of Australia's most prestigious art prizes, The University of Queensland's National Self–Portrait Prize …

Australian Universities

Study of sub–Antarctic ecosystems brings national recognition

A study into how a sub–Antarctic island's ecosystem has changed since the eradication of introduced mammals has won a prestigious Australian Academy …

Ecology

Twilight trick: A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in …

Biology

Health halfway around the world

Imagine living in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house with 15 other people.<p>What if you had to support your family with a single income from running a …

Australian Universities

Australia’s women’s sevens team plot World Series redemption

REDEMPTION is the focus as the Australian women’s sevens team prepares to launch its World Series comeback at the Oceania Championship in Fiji from …

Sport (Australia)

National Self–Portrait Prize 2017 - UQ Art Museum - The University of Queensland, Australia

11 November 2017 – 18 February 2018<p>The National Self-Portrait Prize is a $50,000 invitation only, biennial prize. Previous winners include Ben Quilty …

The Arts (Australia)

Frankenfood or the future of agriculture?

Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients, potatoes that do not turn brown, and mushrooms with a longer shelf life, …

Agriculture

UQ scientists to help create ‘manual for life’

Scientists from The University of Queensland have joined a global effort to map every single cell in the human body to create a freely accessible …

Human Genome Project