University of Queensland

Humpback whales learn songs just like humans do: Study

Humpback whales learn songs just like humans do: Study

Learning new songs is a form of what is known as 'social learning', where individual animals learn behaviours from each other rather than having them passed on from one generation to another genetically.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
This new gene therapy could help 'turn-off' asthma!

This new gene therapy could help 'turn-off' asthma!

The study showed that the single treatment may give life-long protection from asthma as well as those who have severe allergies to peanuts, bee venom, shell fish and other substances by de-sensitising the immune system to tolerate the protein.

Jun 05, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
Beware women! Gaining 1.74 kg per year can make you obese in late 40s

Beware women! Gaining 1.74 kg per year can make you obese in late 40s

The study found that women who gained 0.19 kg per year remained healthy weight, 0.84 kg/year became overweight and 1.74 kg/year became obese.

May 19, 2017, 22:05 PM IST
Paleontologists identify 150 dinosaur tracks in Australia!

Paleontologists identify 150 dinosaur tracks in Australia!

The newly-identified 150 tracks are older than most dinosaur fossils unearthed in the eastern part of Australia and which are thought to be between 90 and 115 million years old.

Mar 27, 2017, 22:33 PM IST

Rare Asian snake's venom could produce painkillers that work better than opium!

The venom of the blue coral snake could improve any kind of pain treatment for humans such as cancer pain, a torn muscle or even a migraine.

Oct 31, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

As per reports, the Bramble Cay melomys, a mammal native to the Great Barrier Reef, is nowhere to be found anymore.  

Jun 14, 2016, 20:00 PM IST

Newborns can't actually copy our gestures

After testing young infants repeatedly over their first couple of months, researchers found no evidence at all that very young infants are capable of imitation.
 

May 07, 2016, 15:13 PM IST

Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: Study

For decades now, the world has viewed full-fat milk and bacon with suspicion and replaced pork with chicken, and butter with plant-based margarines and cooking oils. 

Apr 13, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Steroid use can turn 'good' fat into 'bad'

The research indicated that prednisolone could be enhancing conversion of energy from a meal into stored "bad" fat while not allowing brown fat to do its work of turning energy into heat.

Apr 04, 2016, 15:22 PM IST

Join social groups and live longer in golden years

The paper titled English Longitudinal Study of Ageing was published in the journal BMJ Open.

Feb 16, 2016, 22:49 PM IST
Scientists find dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal

Scientists find dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal

The similarity to hadrosaurs was immediately clear to the researchers when they opened CT scan files revealing the inner structures of those bones.

Feb 06, 2016, 18:39 PM IST
Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change

Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change

The majority of the most vulnerable countries are African and small island nations like Maldives, Mauritius, Fiji and Antigua and Barbuda.

Feb 06, 2016, 17:17 PM IST
New methane organisms discovered

New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.

Oct 25, 2015, 20:15 PM IST
Early Australians fought giant killer lizards

Early Australians fought giant killer lizards

During the last Ice Age, Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards, reveals new research that unearthed fossils of giant killer lizards.

Sep 24, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Height, weight are genetically linked, says Australian study

A new study has revealed genetic link between being tall and slim.

Sep 22, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

Tall people are more likely to be slim

A country with a taller population may have to worry less about obesity as researchers have found that the genes that result in greater height correlate strongly with genes that reduce body mass index (BMI).

Sep 15, 2015, 17:50 PM IST

Blind spot in human eye can be 'shrunk'

The human eye does have an unavoidable blind spot and with training, this can be effectively “shrunk".

Sep 01, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Bitter taste receptors found on human hearts

Smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart, scientists have found.

May 05, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

Toxic Botox escapes into our nervous system: Scientists

Botox users please take note! Researchers from the University of Queensland have found that the potent toxin used for revamping our look and personality is transported via our nerves back to the central nervous system.

Apr 17, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Plant immune system provides resistance against diseases: Study

lant immune system provides resistance against common plant diseases, according to a new study.

Apr 28, 2014, 12:31 PM IST