Tag: UQ

UQ helps turn down horse ‘roaring’

The effects of a breathing condition in thoroughbred and tall horses is set to be reduced by new University of Queensland treatment techniques. School of Veterinary Science equine surgeon Ben Ahern is investigating treatments for laryngeal hemiplegia, a degenerative condition known as “roaring” that restricts oxygen intake during exercise in […]

Early canine cancer succes

A University of Queensland trial of a new injectable treatment for canine cancer has shown early results in slowing down and ultimately reversing the growth of a tumour. UQ PhD candidate and veterinarian Moira Brennan said the vaccine was in the early stages of testing and had apparently worked for […]

UQ’s batty breakthrough

Venom from vampire bats and other creatures is providing the basis for medical breakthroughs following the discovery of various ways bats can prevent blood clots. The University of Queensland’s Professor Bryan Fry is leading an international team who have discovered new types of anticoagulants and new compounds that open arteries […]

Team maps koala genome

In a joint project that is also likely to benefit the conservation of other threatened and endangered species, a team of researchers from the Australian Museum, the Queensland University of Technology, Australia Zoo, the University of New South Wales’ Ramaciotti Centre, and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, recently announced it […]