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Pig City: Brisbane’s Historic Soundtrack Concert (2007)

On July 14, 2007, Pig City: Brisbane’s Historic Soundtrack concert was held at University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus. The event was part of the Queensland Music Festival and inspired by Andrew Stafford’s book Pig City: from the Saints to Savage Garden, which documents Brisbane’s music scene from the 1970s through to the 2000s. A... Read more

Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction

(University of Queensland) Fanged kangaroos -- an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos -- might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.A University of Queensland-led study has found the species might have competed for resources with ancestors of modern kangaroos.

Lost in translation: When humor kills the message

(Queensland University of Technology) Getting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new QUT study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements via social media and other means can get lost in translati...

Drivers are less cautious at railway crossings

(Queensland University of Technology) Drivers aren't as cautious approaching a railway level crossing compared to a road intersection despite the greater risk of fatality if a collision occurs, a new Queensland University of Technology study has found.

What is a safe following distance?

(Queensland University of Technology) Confusion over what is a 'safe following distance' has QUT road safety researchers calling for a standardised definition to prevent tailgating. Dr Sebastien Demmel, from QUT's Centre for Accident...Show More Summary

Modified peptides could boost plant growth and development

(University of Queensland) A new Australian study of peptide hormones critical for plant development could result in wide-ranging benefits for agriculture, tissue culture, and related industries, and even improve knowledge of peptides in humans. Show More Summary

UQ study shines a light to understand the body's balance system

(University of Queensland) Finding out what's happening in the brains of people with balance disorders, such as vertigo, might be one step closer following new research on the vestibular system, which controls balance and movement. An...Show More Summary

Nanopatch polio vaccine delivers

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack up

(Queensland University of Technology) Putting a dollar value on the savings from traffic congestion, noise and air pollution as a result of toll roads and tunnels will make large infrastructure projects more cost effective, according to a new study by Queensland University of Technology.

What motivates men to donate sperm online? World-first QUT study

(Queensland University of Technology) A world-first Queensland University of Technology study into online sperm donor behavior has revealed the importance men place on their family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to women they meet online.

University of Queensland scientists uncover an 'explosion' of new life forms

The Tree of Life just got bigger. University of Queensland scientists found thousands of organisms that don't into any known phylum. They acquired 7,280 bacterial genomes and 623 archaeal genomes, raising the number of known genomes by nearly 10 percent. Show More Summary

Australian Scientists Are Behind The World's First 3D Printed Shin Bone Implant

Queensland University of Technology research and technology is behind the first ever 3D-printed shin bone implant. The procedure was performed on a Gold Coast man who lost bone lost through an infection. More »      

Explosion in number of known life forms

(University of Queensland) A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 percent.UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences ARC Future Fellow Professor Gene Tyson said researchers obtained 7,280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes (genetic materials from microorganisms) from environmental samples.

Explosion in number of known life forms

A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.

Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers at The University of Queensland.

Increasing effective decision-making for coastal marine ecosystems

Marine restoration, rather than protection, might be the most cost-effective solution for coastal marine ecosystems suffering from human activities, a new study has found. The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council...Show More Summary

Antivenoms ineffective for common fatal snakebite

(University of Queensland) University of Queensland researchers have found that antivenoms produced using snakes from one region may perform poorly or fail completely against the same species of snakes from other regions. Saw-scaledShow More Summary

Largest ever genetic study marks likely osteoporosis treatment target

(University of Queensland) Scientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease.Researchers from the University of Queensland...Show More Summary

Psychotic experiences put kids at higher suicide risk

(University of Queensland) Otherwise healthy people who experience hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, an international study has found.The University of Queensland-led research found...Show More Summary

Smashing the avocado production bottleneck

A method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry than is currently possible has been invented by University of Queensland researchers.

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