Latest Queensland Institute of Medical Research Stories

Link Between Genetic Mutation, Melanoma Discovered
2011-11-14 06:20:33

An international team of researchers has discovered a new genetic mutation that they report appears to increase the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma. The study, which was led by medical experts from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), revealed a mutation "in the gene encoding MITF, a transcription factor that induces the production of several important...

2010-05-17 08:08:11

Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital have identified a previously undiagnosed condition and successfully treated it by performing an experimental stem cell transplant. Having spent her late teenage years in and out of hospital Katie Pulling had almost given up hope. "It was very confusing and very daunting. I kept hearing the doctors say, 'We don't know what is wrong', 'We don't know why you are so sick'," said Katie, who...

2010-03-11 12:35:00

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) scientists have identified a new link between strong period pain experienced in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk of endometriosis. Researchers from QIMR's Gynecological Cancer Laboratory have found having strong period pain often at an early age doubles a woman's risk of developing endometriosis. The study also found that girls starting their menstrual cycle after 14 years old had a significantly decreased risk of endometriosis....

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