Poison to cure?

Australia is home to some of the world’s most venomous creatures: spiders, snakes and jellyfish with global infamy. But in a glorious irony, the properties that make these venoms so deadly are precisely what makes them a force for good in medicine. Dr John Miles, head of QIMR Berghofer’s Human Immunity Laboratory, says venoms are […]

Vitamin D study looking for volunteers – unlocking the hype

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists have launched one of the world’s biggest studies of vitamin D’s role in our health. D-Health, led by Associate Professor Rachel Neale, will follow 25,000 Australians for five years, to establish the role vitamin D plays in preventing a range of diseases. Video: ABC news report “Vitamin D is […]

Angelina Jolie’s fight with breast cancer

Testing positive to the BRCA gene fault opens up life-changing questions. It took a brave Hollywood star for the world to wake up to the burden of the BRCA gene. Burden, because women who carry the gene fault have a much higher risk of breast or ovarian cancer. But thanks to medical research which isolated […]

Five ways to reduce your ovarian cancer risk

From our research, QIMR brings you five ways to reduce your risk of ovarian cancer by changing your diet: Drink four or more cups of tea every day Lead researcher Dr Christina Nagle from QIMR’s Gynaecological Cancer Group said, “Our results indicate that drinking more than four cups a day of black, green or herbal tea […]


Weekend raises $3.5 million for cancer research and care

The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers raised $3.5 million in Brisbane in 2013. This amazing event drew 1,346 participants and is helping fund critical research and care at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Thank you to all the walkers, crew, volunteers and their supporters for helping make a such […]