News file for: University of Queensland

High-Tech Imaging Dispels Dinosaur Stampede Theory

High-Tech Imaging Dispels Dinosaur Stampede Theory

3D modelling reveals that dinosaur footprints at Lark Quarry were made by a herbivore, making the stampede theory unlikely.

Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Top Bacterial Killer

Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Top Bacterial Killer

The vaccine against Group A Streptococcus bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease and heart damage is now in pre-clinical trials.

Aircraft Landing System Inspired By Bees

Aircraft Landing System Inspired By Bees

Based on bee vision, the aircraft landing system developed by UQ researchers is fully independent of GPS signals that can be blocked or hacked.

Detecting Autism Before Kids Turn Two

Detecting Autism Before Kids Turn Two

Computer model takes Australia a step closer toward a molecular characterization of autism that promises early detection of the disorder.

Sweet Success For Sorghum Sugar

Sweet Success For Sorghum Sugar

A research project investigating the use of sorghum as a sugar crop has been awarded a joint grant from the University of Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Extinct” Bat Rediscovered After 120 Years

“Extinct” Bat Rediscovered After 120 Years

A single specimen of the Big-eared Bat, last seen in 1890 and thought to be extinct, has been found in Papua New Guinea.

For A Healthy Heart, Women Should Exercise

For A Healthy Heart, Women Should Exercise

Although smoking is the biggest risk factor for heart disease in women under 30, inactivity becomes the primary cause in women over 30.

3D Printed Mini-Kidneys For Toxicology Testing

3D Printed Mini-Kidneys For Toxicology Testing

Researchers have teamed up with 3D printing company Organovo to develop mini-kidneys that could speed up drug testing and help chronic kidney disease patients.

Growth Hormone Receptor Mechanism Unveiled

Growth Hormone Receptor Mechanism Unveiled

Scientists now have a mechanistic understanding of how the binding of growth hormone to its receptor causes downstream signaling.

AUD$1m Boost For UQ Plastics Technology

AUD$1m Boost For UQ Plastics Technology

University of Queensland spin-off TenasiTech receives AUD$1 million to develop their plastic and rubber additive products.