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Category: Menzies Health Institute Queensland

Griffith Emeritus Professor given prestigious Global Oral Health Research Award

Griffith University Emeritus Professor Newell Johnson has received the 2019 Global Oral Health Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for his research… Read More

Seeking participants for Griffith University carers survey 

Are you aged 18 years or older, and currently providing regular, ongoing, unpaid care to a family member, friend, or neighbour over the age of… Read More

Driving a treatment for spinal cord injury

Every day in Australia, through spinal cord injury, one life is changed forever. Approximately15,000 Australians currently live with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and… Read More

Next-generation medical devices to eliminate blood trauma

A dedicated team at Griffith University is working towards developing a new era of artificial medical devices that are friendlier to blood—potentially improving the health… Read More

Generous $2m donation to bolster efforts of Griffith CFS researchers

The opening address at an international conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome marked the announcement of two funded professorships for Griffith researchers worth more than $2 million. Stafford… Read More

Improved dressings urgently needed for intravenous catheter failures

New ways of improving the effectiveness of dressings and securements for the prevention of peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failure in adults is urgently required. This… Read More

Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

In a world-first trial, Queensland researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy. Published in The Lancet Oncology,… Read More

Vibration or exercise – which is the best therapy for bone loss?

Preventing osteoporotic fracture in older women with vibration or exercise is the aim of a new study at Griffith University. Pilot data has shown whole… Read More

A career in psycho-oncology results in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Suzanne Chambers from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has become a recipient of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours with the award of Officer… Read More

Can our gut bacteria reduce the impact of shift work on our health?

People who work night shifts can suffer from higher rates of illness and chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, anxiety and depression. Read More