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.
Research could help save billions of dollars as sea levels rise
Coastal councils and planning authorities will be able to more accurately predict the chance of communities being inundated by the ocean as sea levels rise.
Future miners could harvest metal from plants
(Phys.org) —Future generations of miners could harvest metals from trees, capitalizing on the ability of some plants to isolate and accumulate metals in their shoots.
Nature's elegant and efficient vision systems can detect cancer
(Phys.org) —Mantis shrimp eyes are inspiring the design of new cameras that can detect a variety of cancers and visualise brain activity.
Bird brains more precise than humans'
(Phys.org) —Birds have been found to display superior judgement of their body width compared to humans, in research to help design autonomous aircraft navigation systems.
Dingo control no harm to wildlife, study says
(Phys.org) —Limiting the dingo and wild dog population has no negative effect on wildlife, according to new research.
Agriculture researchers developing ero–caf coffee bean
It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, thanks to research involving University of Queensland expertise.
Research helps identify memory molecules
A newly discovered method of identifying the creation of proteins in the body could lead to new insights into how learning and memories are impaired in Alzheimer's disease.
Retiree couples who plan together thrive together
A University of Queensland researcher is developing a program to help couples make the most of their retirement.
Huge insect diversity revealed by genetic technologies
(Phys.org) —The diversity of plants, mammals and birds in Australia is well-known, but scientists have very little idea of how many hundreds of thousands of species of Australian insects exist.
Rising sea levels force Pacific Island capital to relocate
Solomon Islands provincial capital will be relocated to the mainland due to coastal hazards and the risks of rising sea levels resulting from climate change.
Algae could boost livestock productivity
Beef producers could soon benefit from a protein-rich and sustainable livestock feed supplement in the form of microalgae.
Reducing sewer corrosion: Water additive on the nose with concrete sewers
A team of University of Queensland researchers has found a way to save water providers hundreds of millions of dollars a year by reducing sewer corrosion.
Climate change not so global
(Phys.org) —Scientists are calling for a better understanding of regional climates, after research into New Zealand's glaciers has revealed climate change in the Northern Hemisphere does not directly affect ...
Ecosystems can have their fish, and we can eat them too
Tighter bag limits for fishermen have been identified as an important key to ocean ecosystem conservation.
Wildlife hospitals save 16,000 animals in four years
Birds are the most commonly rescued wildlife in Queensland, with the laughing kookaburra among our hardiest species, according to new research from The University of Queensland's Gatton Campus.