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  • A sketch showing a polluted environment on one side merging to a greener city on the right.

    Architecture’s concerns – and hopes – for our climate future

    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
  • A wind turbine in a dry field with a power plant emitting steam in the background

    COP28: ֱ experts

    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
  • A rounded fluoro blue and green brain-like structure floating in the foreground against a black background.

    Turning back the clock on brains aged by COVID-19

    University of Queensland researchers have found a way to reverse a cellular process triggered by COVID-19 that contributes to premature ageing of the brain.

    22 November 2023
An outback Australian landscape of red earth and a blue sky with a mound of black sticks shaped in a dome in the foreground.

A University of Queensland-led research team says the key to a more sustainable food future may be a better understanding of ancient Indigenous food production systems.

10 November 2023
A male scientist working in a laboraty

ֱ’s small molecule drug discovery facility will open its doors to researchers from across Australia for the first time thanks to a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) funding injection.

31 October 2023
Two people stand smiling in front of banners at an awards night, one of them is holding an award.

Associate Professor Carissa Klein, who is working to improve sustainability in the fishing and seafood industries, has been named the 2023 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

19 October 2023
A woman sitting across from a man at a table, the man looks as though he is laughing while the woman is smiling

University of Queensland research has found being funny or having a good sense of humour doesn’t necessarily make you more attractive to potential partners.

18 October 2023
A person in a blue button-down shirt is pulling apart a toasted cheese sandwich, with strings of melted cheese between the two sides.

Next-generation milk, cheese and yoghurt ingredients produced using precision fermentation will be among the first developed by Australia’s Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA).

12 October 2023
An orange orangutan swinging on a branch in thick jungle

University of Queensland research has found despite considerable conservation efforts, the illegal killing of critically endangered orangutans on Borneo may be an ongoing threat to the species.

11 October 2023
An Indigenous basketball player wearing an Australian uniform holds a basketball and prepares to shoot. There is a teammate and a stadium crowd in the background.

ֱ researchers have partnered with NBA champion Patty Mills’ not-for-profit organisation to boost sporting, educational and cultural pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young peoples.

6 October 2023
Gloved hands are on a person's bare back with fair skin, inspecting moles.

Researchers from ֱ and The Alfred hospital in Melbourne have identified gene variants which may contribute to people being at higher risk for nodular melanoma.

4 October 2023
An underwater photo of a coral reef showing algal overgrowth.

ֱ researchers are developing a web-based management program capable of mapping ocean water pollution almost as it happens.

4 October 2023
Three women of different ethnicities posing and smiling

University of Queensland research has found ethnicity plays a significant role in determining a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes after early menopause.

26 September 2023
A close up image of trays of pink pills in production.

ֱ researchers have identified a novel drug target with the potential to overcome drug resistance and prevent tumour regrowth in cancer patients.

21 September 2023
A line-up of six women standing outdoors dressed in exercise gear, smiling and with their arms around the person beside them.

ֱ researchers have found women can retain the benefits of exercise during their 20s, going on to have better heart health later in life.

15 September 2023
A sunflower in a field, with an illusory face visible in its centre.

A ֱ study has found women who’ve just had a baby are much more likely to see faces in everyday objects than other women.

13 September 2023
A white camera-looking object with two antennas sits above fast flowing brown water with bushland in the background.

A tool developed by ֱ researchers that measures floodwater depth and velocity will be sold globally after it was licensed to a US-based company.

13 September 2023
Two people wearing lab coats looking down into a round metal furnace

A custom-built furnace that can heat materials to almost 3000 degrees Celsius has been installed at ֱ to build components for Australia’s burgeoning space industry.

8 September 2023