Mental health

Rare disease holds key to cancer

International Ataxia Awareness Day:  September 25 By understanding a rare disease, QIMR researchers are unlocking the answers to cancer and brain repair. “They are so cheeky and get away with as much as they can,” said Sally Leeworthy, a loving mother of four. The young Mum laughs as she talks about her children, but her […]

Face it: mental illness isn’t all in your head

Face it: mental illness isn’t all in your head

QIMR is working to understand depression and other mental health issues by tackling them head on with the help of cutting edge technology. QIMR’s Mental Health and Complex Disorders Research Program Coordinator, Professor Michael Breakspear said by using state of the art equipment, his team hopes to develop an accurate, non-invasive tool to effectively diagnose […]

Test for dementia

Test for dementia

Researchers from QIMR together with the Brain and Ageing Research Program at the University of New South Wales, have developed a memory stress test that can be used to predict those at risk of developing dementia. Professor Michael Breakspear, Coordinator of QIMR’s Mental Health and Complex Disorders program said the team has shown for the […]

NHMRC funds bring $24 million to QIMR research

QIMR researchers are sharing in over $24 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) program grants recently announced by Minister for Health, the Honourable Tanya Plibersek. QIMR Director and CEO, Professor Frank Gannon said the grants from the NHMRC support two of the Institute’s key research areas: infectious diseases (including tropical diseases) and […]