Publication: University of Queensland

First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers seek big gains from targeting the tiny

The quest to better understand human biology at a minuscule level has led to the creation of a $26 million international research centre in Melbourne.A node of the centre will be based at The University of Queensland , led by researchers from the Australian ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

UQ workshop on Saturday offers free help to navigate divorce

Divorce doesn’t have to spell disaster for children or their parents, says the author of a University of Queensland program designed to help families after separation.Triple P founder and co-author of UQ’s 12-week Family Transitions Triple P program Professor ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Placental tissue gives gift of life a second time around

Stem cells from placenta usually discarded after childbirth can now be used to develop treatments for conditions such as diabetes, with each placenta containing enough stem cells to potentially treat 100 patients.Researchers from The University of Queensland’s ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Huge insect diversity revealed by genetic technologies

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.Researchers from The University of Queensland are using DNA technology ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

South east Australia most prone to tsunami threats along eastern coast

Queensland is relatively safe from the threat of a devastating tsunami but our southern neighbours on the east coast may not be so lucky, a recent study has found.Study lead author Associate Professor Huilin Xing from The University of Queensland ’s School ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Beating, starvation and murder – childhood was tough in ancient times

If you think that smacking a child is bad, then you would have found it confronting to live in ancient times.Under Roman law, fathers had the right to inflict horrendous punishments on their children – from beating and starving them to killing them, although ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

UQ to celebrate outstanding alumni

A globally influential Australian investor, one of the only women in the world to run a privatised airport, and leaders in engineering, diplomatic services and agriculture are among 17 outstanding graduates who will receive The University of Queensland’s ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

QBI to establish world’s largest international research centre for dementia

’s (QBI) joined with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biophysics (IBP) to create a research centre.26 August 2014The world’s leading researchers will work together to tackle dementia after ’s (QBI) joined with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Students think outside the box at Opti-MINDS

Creativity, co-operation and innovation were on display as students competed in the Opti-MINDS Toowoomba Regional Final held at The University of Queensland Gatton Campus.More than 500 students from 26 schools in the Toowoomba region participated in three ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

German science competition winners visit UQ for research experience

German high-school students Kristof Heck, left, and Simon Huppertz visited UQ as a prize from a national youth science competition in their home country.25 August 2014As successful finalists in Germany’s national youth science competition, two secondary-school ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Genetic research facility opens its doors to the public

The genome sequencing machine, PacBio RSII, (pictured) at UQDI is the only one of its kind in Australia and identifies different variations in a genome25 August 2014Genetic research will be in the spotlight next week when the most advanced genome sequencing ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

UQ researchers team up with police

ISSR Director Professor Mark Western, Senior Sergeant Mike Newman, Dr Sarah Bennett, UQ Vice Chancellor Peter Høj, Amelia Gray, Portia Christie, Matthew Klotz, Yu Hin Cheng, Bogdan Berar and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (clockwise from back row).25 August ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]

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"We examined tissue samples from over 100 breast cancer patients and discovered that those with low levels of the enzyme PRMT2 had a better chance of surviving without their cancer metastasising,” Professor Muscat said."
"The reproductive and obstetrics service, coordinated by Dr Wynne Collins, can house mares and stallions on site for assistive reproductive techniques."

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Researchers seek big gains from targeting the tiny [Published University of Queensland - Aug 28 2014]
UQ workshop on Saturday offers free help to nav... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
Huge insect diversity revealed by genetic techn... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
South east Australia most prone to tsunami thre... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
Beating, starvation and murder – childhood was ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
Placental tissue gives gift of life a second ti... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 27 2014]
QBI to establish world’s largest international ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 26 2014]
Students think outside the box at Opti-MINDS [Published University of Queensland - Aug 26 2014]
UQ to celebrate outstanding alumni [Published University of Queensland - Aug 26 2014]
UQ researchers team up with police [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]
Genetic research facility opens its doors to th... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]
German science competition winners visit UQ for... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]
Group bonding halts depression for all walks of... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 25 2014]
Researchers get a little wet behind the ears [Published University of Queensland - Aug 22 2014]
Historian and neuroscientist are UQ’s new Austr... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 22 2014]
MEDIA ALERT: Queensland researchers in icy waters [Published University of Queensland - Aug 21 2014]
UQ’s Centre for Advanced Imaging officially opened [Published University of Queensland - Aug 21 2014]
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Breast cancer target [Published University of Queensland - Aug 18 2014]
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Keeping UQ staff and students wheelie safe [Published University of Queensland - Aug 18 2014]
Expert urges worldwide rethink on food supplies [Published University of Queensland - Aug 18 2014]
UQ consolidates its place in the world’s top 10... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 15 2014]
Prickly prediction issue plagues Great Barrier ... [Published University of Queensland - Aug 15 2014]
Water additive on the nose with concrete sewers [Published University of Queensland - Aug 15 2014]
$3.25 million to further coal seam gas research [Published University of Queensland - Aug 14 2014]
Autism rates steady for two decades [Published University of Queensland - Aug 14 2014]
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