I took great pleasure recently in seeing scientist Jim Aylward nominated for Queensland’s Senior Australian of the Year. Jim is a great Australian, and the man behind Picato – the topical treatment for sunspots – which is today one of the few home-grown pharmaceuticals on the market in Australia. I’m proud to say that QIMR […]
QIMR Berghofer is studying the extreme morning sickness which hospitalised the Duchess of Cambridge. Hyperemesis gravidarum affects up to 3% of pregnant women and goes well beyond the type of morning sickness experienced by most women. Dr Sarah Medland from QIMR Berghofer’s Quantitative Genetics group said women suffering from the condition could not keep down […]
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute immunologist, Dr John Miles, has been awarded a 2013 Young Tall Poppy Science Award. The hotly-contested awards recognise outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. Dr Miles, 34, is team head of the QIMR Berghofer Human Immunity Laboratory. His research is focussed on the role of T-cells, an important group of […]
Long-time supporter Rupert McCall honoured in Queen’s Birthday List Wordsmith Rupert McCall has some extra letters to work with, after being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours. The well-known poet is a familiar face to long-time QIMR Berghofer supporters, as a regular host of QIMR Berghofer events. […]
Scientists at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have discovered new genes linked to glaucoma in the only study of severe glaucoma cases in the world.
Open angle glaucoma, sometimes called chronic glaucoma, is the most common type of glaucoma, and tends to progress at a slow rate. Sufferers may not notice that they have lost vision until the disease has progressed significantly.
Reblogged from The Mojowire: Malaria has been making humans sick for at least one hundred thousand years. It’s caused by parasites with an astonishing capacity to develop resistance to drug treatments. The parasites are transmitted by mosquitos. Every year hundreds of millions of people in tropical regions of the developing world become ill with malaria. […]
Associate Professor David Harrich has been researching HIV for thirty years, since starting as a research assistant at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the early 1980s when the first cases of HIV/AIDS emerged. “I’ve come close to giving up in the past. But today I’m so encouraged. I feel very fortunate because […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get […]
New Australian research has, for the first time, shown exactly how blood cells called platelets kill the parasite that causes malaria infection and revealed a new reason why people from Africa are more predisposed to the disease than others.
Malaria, which is caught from infected mosquitoes, is usually fatal if left untreated. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of all malaria deaths in 2010 occurred in Africa and most of the victims were less than five-years-old.
We’re proud of QIMR’s new building and we’re keen to show you inside. QIMR Central is a 15-storey facility with cutting edge facilities for scientists working on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and other complex disorders. It was made possible by a generous gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies, established by Chuck Feeney, and by funding […]