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A goanna eating a black snake.

A University of Queensland-led study has shed light on how some lizards have evolved to resist deadly neurotoxins from Australia’s most venomous snakes.

26 March 2024
a man stands in water holding a plastic container

ֱ researchers estimate there could be up to 7000 tonnes of microplastics polluting vital ecosystems in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.

25 March 2024
Dark coloured beetle covered in white hairs sitting on green leaf. Image: James Tweed.

A researcher from ֱ has discovered a remarkable new genus of fluffy longhorn beetle while camping within rainforest in the Gold Coast hinterland.

21 March 2024
A closeup of a young women in different images clutching various body parts shaded red to indicate pain.

ֱ researchers have discovered how the ‘on-switch’ for the body’s inflammation machinery can get stuck and cause rare genetic inflammatory diseases.

19 March 2024
An image showing the head and some of the body of a large snake on green grass at night.

A team of scientists on location with a film crew in the remote Amazon has uncovered a previously undocumented species of giant anaconda.

20 February 2024
Colourful coral on the ocean floor, surrounded by small fish and blue water in the background.

ֱ-led research has shown there is more coral reef area across the globe than previously thought, with detailed satellite mapping helping to conserve these vital ecosystems.

14 February 2024
A man holds an animated model of a lung

University of Queensland researchers have used machine learning to help predict the risk of secondary bacterial infections in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

2 February 2024
A photo of a murky body of water with black tadpoles in it.

ֱ researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows tadpoles in cold environments to mitigate the detrimental effects of ultraviolet radiation.

19 January 2024
Students walking through a university campus

More than 4,750 students have received offers to study at ֱ in the state’s major offer round taking the total number so far to more than 9,900 for Semester 1.

15 January 2024
A graphic showing a space background with colourful rings.

An international project mapping millions of galaxies has provided a ‘tantalising’ insight into the mysteries of dark energy and could reshape our understanding of the history of the Universe, according to a leading ֱ astrophysicist.

9 January 2024
Two red feathered chickens looking straight at the camera

A University of Queensland-led study has found humans can tell if chickens are excited or displeased, just by the sound of their clucks.  

4 January 2024
A weighing scale on a wooden floor next to a tape measure and a surgical face mask

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
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
Six scientists using equipment at a desk in a laboratory

ֱ’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

Nature photographers posting to social media are helping improve biodiversity conservation mapping in South Asia, and the method could go global.

17 November 2023