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Being overweight hampers immune response to SARS-CoV-2

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
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Setting a course for markets to improve Queensland’s waterways

University of Queensland scientists are leading efforts to explore a water quality trading scheme to improve the state’s waterways.

4 December 2023
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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
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A ֱ-led industry survey has found Australian architects are worried about the climate crisis and frustrated by barriers to action but are confident the profession can contribute to a sustainable future.

30 November 2023
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University of Queensland scientists have analysed more than 3.8 million volunteer hours of birdwatching data to identify Australia’s most elusive species.

30 November 2023
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All eyes will be on Dubai this week as 70,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries meet at the United Nations backed climate summit, known as COP28. ֱ has a range of researchers available to offer expert analysis.

29 November 2023
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Nearly a third of the world’s mine tailings are stored within or near protected conservation areas, University of Queensland research has found.

28 November 2023
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Rising University of Queensland physics star and mountaineer Emerald Gaydon has been named as an Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholar for 2024.

28 November 2023
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University of Queensland researchers are working with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood to increase the number of people aged over 50 who start donating blood.

27 November 2023

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has elected two new Fellows from ֱ, recognising their significant contributions to Australia’s cultural, creative and research sectors.

24 November 2023
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Australian women with endometriosis can experience symptoms including severe period pain, depression and back pain for around a decade before being diagnosed, a University of Queensland study has revealed.

24 November 2023

Researchers from ֱ have received $10 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grants scheme.

23 November 2023
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ֱ’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