The University of Queensland was founded in 1909. The student body for graduate and undergraduate is more than 37,000. The UQ is a premier research center for molecular biology and biomedical research. UQ is noted for its high-tech emphasis and research centers devoted to various high level research in cancer, cells and technology. Environmental research is another accomplishment of UQ.
After 13 years, progress in pitch-drop experiment (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —As Cyclone Ita hit northern Australia last weekend, a much slower collision occurred in the world's longest-running lab project, The University of Queensland's Pitch Drop Experiment.
Study brings greater clarity to sex roles
Glossy magazines and TV reality shows often portray males as the gender that strays and females as the gender that's picky.
Sugar responsible for shoot branching in plants
(Phys.org) —A University of Queensland study has overturned the long-held belief that plant hormones control the shape of plant growth, and shown instead that this process starts with sugar.
Cone snails have multiple venoms
(Phys.org) —Cone snails change "weapons" depending on whether they are hunting or defending themselves, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.
Reviving Einstein's spooky action at a distance
Physicists at The University of Queensland and the Australian National University (ANU) have demonstrated a software-based quantum amplifier which has the potential to expand the use of ultra-secure quantum cryptographic ...
Palaeontologists unearth rare 15-million-year-old bilby
(Phys.org) —An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia's answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.
Video: Colourful coral spawning event captured on film
Each year researchers flock to The University of Queensland's Heron Island Research Station to witness and study the annual coral spawning event.
Newly discovered microbe holds key to global warming
(Phys.org) —Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered a microbe that is set to play a significant role in future global warming.
'Affordable housing' for reptiles
Naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia's reptiles, scientists have proposed.
Scientists work to drought–proof beer
University of Queensland scientists are helping to drought-proof barley – an ancient and important ingredient in beer.
Research team challenges the limits of famous quantum principle
(Phys.org) —A team of physicists is challenging the very limits of Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle by measuring quantum particles with unprecedented accuracy.
Mystery of California's killer rattlesnakes solved
(Phys.org) —A surge in snakebite deaths caused by one of North America's most dangerous snakes has been baffling doctors, but new research may hold the key to saving lives.
Law could fail to protect vulnerable marine life
A key piece of Australian environmental legislation may not adequately protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, a University of Queensland study has concluded.
Researchers discover how squid perceive distance
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered how a species of squid perceives distance, providing an evolutionary solution to a problem divers regularly encounter in featureless ...
Vintage venoms lose none of their bite
(Phys.org) —Venoms stored for up to 80 years remain biologically active, new research shows.