News and Research Wrap-up
Prestigious award for UQ superstar scientist
University of Queensland pain drug pioneer Professor Maree Smith has joined an elite group of scientists tonight, receiving the prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award.. Read more here.
UQ researchers identify potential anti-cancer target
University of Queensland researchers have discovered a key driver in the development of most cancers, including breast, lung, liver and ovarian cancers.. Read more here.
Skin cancer detection technology promises early diagnosis
New technology that helps detect skin cancers early could be transformed into a commonplace tool for clinicians, thanks to research at The University of Queensland.. Read more here.
Ageing well in a foreign land
The vulnerability of older adults from non-English speaking backgrounds living in Australia will be central to a new joint research project.. Read more here.
Measuring impact of Kenya’s ivory burning urgent say UQ scientists
Gathering evidence on the impact of Kenya’s record-breaking ivory burn on elephant conservation should be an urgent priority according to four University of Queensland scientists.. Read more here.
Poo power no longer just a pipe dream
Sewage treatment uses huge amounts of energy, accounting for up to 20 per cent of total electricity consumption in some cities – but what if that waste could be turned back into power?.. Read more here.
Is that you? This fish can recognise human faces
The tropical archerfish can recognise people and spit at familiar faces, researchers from The University of Queensland and University of Oxford have found.. Read more here.
Spiders put the bite on irritable bowel syndrome pain
Spiders have helped researchers from Australia and the US discover a new target for irritable bowel syndrome pain.. Read more here.
Twitter offers trusty town planning tips
A University of Queensland graduate has harnessed Twitter to develop software that could help town planners design new urban areas.. Read more here.
Leading Australian businessman, University of Queensland alumnus and philanthropist Mr Malcolm Broomhead this week visited UQ to share his business insights with students and present the first instalment of his $3 million gift to help establish UQ’s first Chair of Finance.. Read more here.
Research sheds new light on mental health risks to children of older fathers
The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according to new research from The University of Queensland.. Read more here.
Learn about sharks in bite-size pieces
One of the most feared animals on earth will be the subject of a new University of Queensland and Cornell University Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).. Read more here.