University of Queensland

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Location: Brisbane - Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072

Pharmacology - Jun 1

University of Queensland researchers have shown Australian tobacco plants could be used as 'biofactories' to manufacture medicines on a large scale. Professor David Craik Dr Mark Jackson from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience have demonstrated native wild tobacco, Nicotiana benthamiana, can potentially produce large quantities of drugs, cheaper and more sustainably than industrial manufacturing methods.

Pharmacology - May 31

University of Queensland researchers have developed a nanoparticle to take a chemotherapy drug into fast growing, aggressive brain tumours.

Life Sciences - May 26

Researchers from The University of Queensland have determined how Botox - a drug made from a deadly biological substance - enters brain cells. Professor Frederic Meunier Dr Merja Joensuu at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute have discovered the specific molecular mechanism by which the highly deadly Botulinum neurotoxin type-A, more widely known as Botox, enters neurons.

Life Sciences - May 25

The University of Queensland's Professor Pankaj Sah has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of his contribution to neuroscience over more than 25 years.

Life Sciences - May 24

A promising treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and a pre-clinical drug candidate for a devastating neurological condition are among four University of Queensland (UQ) research projects to receive support from Australia's national biotech incubator - CUREator.

Life Sciences - May 18

University of Queensland-led research has revealed liver cells influence the body's internal circadian clock, which was previously believed to be solely controlled by the brain. Associate Professor Frédéric Gachon from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Dr Serge Luquet from Université Paris Cité/CNRS in France and their collaborators have demonstrated that mice with transplanted human liver cells had modified circadian rhythms.

Health - May 12

University of Queensland researchers have used artificial intelligence to build a 3D map of key cell components to better understand dementia and infectious diseases including COVID-19.

Health - May 11

A University of Queensland study has found skin with few visible freckles or blemishes may still carry sun-damaged DNA mutations that can trigger cancer. Researchers from UQ's Frazer Institute Dermatology Research Centre investigated the relationship between the number of mutations found in 'normal looking' skin and the number of a person's past skin cancers.

Music - May 30

Emerging Indigenous artist Durriwiyn has become the first student to release a single through The University of Queensland's record label Corella Recordings.

Architecture - May 26

A second student residences complex is planned for The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus to help address a shortage of suitable and affordable rental accommodation.

A University of Queensland study has found a child's repeated exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) puts them at higher risk of behavioural problems. IPV is a pattern of behaviour between adults that includes physical, sexual, psychological violence and threats of violence which can have negative impacts on children who witness it.

Life Sciences - May 23

University of Queensland research has revealed features of early human brain development are mimicked in the brains of marsupials. Lead author Dr Rodrigo Suárez from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute School of Biomedical Sciences , said the finding could lead to a better understanding of brain patterns linked to neurodevelopmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Life Sciences - May 12

A comprehensive map of the genome of a native lime species that is resistant to a devastating citrus disease could be the key to preventing that disease entering Australia.

Campus - May 11

A University of Queensland study has found humpback whales sing louder when the wind is noisy, but don't have the same reaction to boat engines.

Administration - May 10

A University of Queensland researcher said current Australian laws were failing to prevent young people using nicotine vaping products (NVPs). Professor Coral Gartner from UQ's School of Public Health said many people were unwilling to comply with regulations around nicotine vaping, and retailers were continuing to sell the products under the counter, including to children.

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