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.

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Keeping the crunch in low-fat chips

University of Queensland chemical engineers have developed a new method to analyze the physical characteristics of potato chips in a bid to develop a tastier low-fat snack.

Wilderness areas halve extinction risk

The global conservation community has been urged to adopt a specific target to protect the world's remaining wilderness areas to prevent large scale loss of at-risk species.

Poo transplants to help save koalas

Poo transplants are helping expand koala microbiomes, allowing the marsupials to eat a wider range of eucalypts and possibly survive habitat loss.

Researchers dish up digital avocado

It's an ancient fruit, but the avocado has been brought into the new millennium with the publication of its draft genome, which may be the key to improvements in future crops.

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