Dr Lavinia Codd is investigating ways of improving cognitive recovery following stroke by activating precursor cells to increase the production of new brain cells (neurogenesis), which is a form of neuroplasticity. … More BrisScience: A Stroke of Inspiration: Advancements in Stroke Research
Join Dr Teresa Ubide on a journey ‘inside’ volcanoes. Every volcano has a story, which can be read on volcanic crystals using microscopic laser chemical techniques. … More BrisScience: Volcano alert! Towards predicting volcanic eruptions
Join Dr Serena Love as she explores how and why the Egyptians created these immortal remains, from natural to artificial mummies, and all the gruesome details in between. … More BrisScience: Ancient Egyptian Mummies – May they live forever
The world has to produce 60-80% more food by 2050 to feed the world’s projected population of 9 billion. However, traditional plant breeding is slow and the current rate of genetic improvement is insufficient to meet this demand. … More BrisScience: Speed breeding – accelerating crop research
One of the great threats to global health is the rise of bacteria that are resistant to all of our current antibiotics, the so-called ‘superbugs’. Researchers from the University of Queensland are at the forefront of efforts to develop solutions to this important problem. … More BrisScience: The Superbug Wars: Managing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
In collaboration with Newstead Brewing, UQ’s Associate Professor Ben Schulz has been hunting for wild yeast to explore Brisbane’s environmental yeast diversity and to make beer even better. … More BrisScience: Wild yeasts for tasty beer
Last year saw an incredible surge in demand for direct to consumer genetic tests – but it raises a lot of questions… … More BrisScience: Could cryptocurrencies let you control & sell access to your DNA data?