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New Evidence Of Genetic Link Between Depression And Anxiety

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:16 am | QIMR Berghofer

  New Australian research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, has identified 509 genes that influence both depression and anxiety - confirming a genetic relationship between the mental health conditions. The study findings have ... More >>

Trial Gives Hope For Better Control Of Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreaks

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 5:35 pm | QIMR Berghofer

An international study, led by QIMR Berghofer researchers, has shown that a new device that targets Aedes aegypti mosquitos could be extremely useful in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. The randomised ... More >>

Discovery Provides Hope For Early Detection Of Serious COVID-19

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:51 am | QIMR Berghofer

  QIMR Berghofer researchers have developed a way of testing whether or not COVID-19 patients’ immune systems are gearing up to fight the virus that causes the deadly disease. They hope the discovery could be used to identify early on which ... More >>

Every Pregnancy Helps Reduce Endometrial Cancer Risk

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:35 am | QIMR Berghofer

  New QIMR Berghofer research has found each additional pregnancy a woman experiences, including those that result in miscarriage, can help reduce her risk of developing endometrial cancer. The research led by the head of QIMR Berghofer ... More >>

Some School Anti-bullying Programs May Do More Harm Than Good

Friday, 23 October 2020, 9:31 am | QIMR Berghofer

New QIMR Berghofer analysis of research on school anti-bullying programs has concluded that programs that encourage student bystanders to intervene may inadvertently harm the children they are aimed at protecting. Lead author and psychologist Dr Karyn ... More >>

No Genetic Signs That Hearing Loss Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 1:08 pm | QIMR Berghofer

New QIMR Berghofer and QUT research has found there is no strong genetic evidence that hearing loss causes Alzheimer’s disease, despite both conditions sharing a significant number of genetic variants. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common More >>

Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Gives Hope To Patients

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 8:34 am | QIMR Berghofer

Australian researchers have found that patients who received a cellular immunotherapy for the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in a clinical trial, on average survived longer than would have been expected without the treatment. The ... More >>

Pessimistic Outlook On Life Linked To Life Expectancy

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 9:36 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute study has found people who are strongly pessimistic about the future are at greater risk of dying earlier than those who are not pessimists. The researchers also found, however, that being an optimist did ... More >>

New Keys Found For Unlocking Head And Neck Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:15 am | QIMR Berghofer

Queensland scientists say the discovery of new cellular immunotherapy targets for a deadly type of head and neck cancer, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), could lead to better survival rates. The type of head and neck cancer, known as oropharyngeal ... More >>

Researchers Stimulate Improvements In Parkinson’s Treatment

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 9:07 am | QIMR Berghofer

New Australian research led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has identified ways to make the most widely-used advanced treatment for Parkinson’s disease - deep brain stimulation therapy - more effective and safer. Deep brain stimulation ... More >>

Study Finds New Clues In Eye Cancer

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 9:07 am | QIMR Berghofer

About five per cent of melanomas in the eye are caused by exposure to sunlight, while the majority are not, a new study by QIMR Berghofer and Queensland Ocular Oncology Service has found. The findings indicate this cancer – uveal melanoma – is made ... More >>

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Fast Tracks Vital Coronavirus Research

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:32 am | QIMR Berghofer

A $1 million donation from Queensland philanthropist Clive Berghofer AM will help boost a wide-ranging research program at QIMR Berghofer into the global pandemic, COVID-19. The research will be aimed at laboratory screening of existing and potential ... More >>

Snoring Is In Your Genes

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 11:12 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new study by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has identified 173 genes linked to snoring and confirmed overweight, middle-aged men who smoke are the most likely to have the sleep condition. The study findings have been published in the ... More >>

Potential new cancer treatment a step closer

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:33 am | QIMR Berghofer

QIMR Berghofer researchers have discovered a potential new cancer immunotherapy target that involves switching off a regulatory cell to stop tumours growing and spreading. More >>

How much sunshine causes melanoma? It’s in your genes

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:27 am | QIMR Berghofer

QIMR Berghofer researchers have shown that 22 different genes help to determine how much sun exposure a person needs to receive before developing melanoma. More >>

Researchers help identify first genes linked to anorexia

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:40 am | QIMR Berghofer

QIMR Berghofer researchers have played a vital role in helping identify the first eight genes associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. More >>

Being born prematurely changes sleep brain activity

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:08 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new study has shed light on how being born extremely early can change an infant’s brain activity during sleep, with flow-on effects for brain development two years later. More >>

More genetic evidence of what puts people at risk of cancer

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 9:01 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new international study has discovered that 94 genetic variants, about which little has been known until now, increase a person’s risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers. More >>

Study finds being overweight is likely to cause cancer

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 10:01 am | QIMR Berghofer

A QIMR Berghofer study has found people who are overweight could reduce their risk of dying from cancer later in life by up to 30 per cent, by shedding some kilograms and maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI). More >>

New Zealand no longer the melanoma capital of the world

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 9:51 am | QIMR Berghofer

New Zealand has lost the title as the country with the world’s worst rates of invasive melanoma – with recent drops in local incidence now putting it behind Australia. More >>