Research news archive
From the lab to the bedside, Metro North researchers are conducting ground-breaking research every day. Last night, our researchers were recognised for their stellar achievements at our annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards.
In a first of its kind, seven early career research grants have been awarded from a funding collaboration between the Metro North Office of Research, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and QIMR Berghofer.
RBWH researchers have conducted Australia’s first clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to make bone marrow transplantation for blood cancer safer.
Metro North Hospital and Health Service has awarded 10 Australia Day awards for excellence today.
A world-first clinical trial of a new cellular immunotherapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) has found that it improved symptoms and quality of life for most patients.
Australian researchers nab first ever win at prestigious US Military Health System Research Symposium
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s Professor Michael Reade and his research team including Dr Anthony Holley have been the first Australians to win an award at the US Military Health System Research Symposium, the largest military clinical science conference worldwide.
Metro North researchers were in the national spotlight overnight, taking out a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
Congratulations to Professor Scott Bell and colleagues from the CF Air team who are finalists in Australia’s leading science awards, the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
In a world first trial, Australian researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy.
An Australian-first trial underway in Brisbane is aiming to better detect prostate cancer and revolutionise care for thousands of Queenslanders diagnosed each year.
Brilliant research happens every day across Metro North, and our research community was recognised last night at the 2018 Research Excellence Awards.
Researchers from the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital have developed a world first app to help combat delirium, a devastating medical condition considered one of the greatest mysteries of modern medicine.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) has seen a 10 per cent reduction in unnecessary placement of cannulas in the Emergency & Trauma Centre (ETC) through research into a common-sense multi-modal intervention.
For the majority, the cause of their kidney disease is known but there are many battling through their disease without any real answers—only adding to the burden and stress that comes with chronic illness.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) neonatal expert Professor Paul Colditz has received a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant to explore stem cell treatment for babies with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy—a brain injury due to oxygen deprivation.
After three jam-packed days of research, innovation and partnership, the 26th annual RBWH Healthcare Symposium concluded with its awards ceremony on 14 September. The awards highlighted some of the best and brightest minds at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).
Professor Jeffrey Lipman has been announced as the inaugural Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Research Ambassador, ensuring the RBWH’s legacy as research pioneers continues for many years to come.
Metro North’s own Associate Professor Tracy Comans has been awarded a slice of a $40 million funding pie under the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council grants program.
A national investigator-initiated clinical trial has found a new treatment for uncontrolled asthma.
The Prince Charles Hospital will be the centre of a major new research effort focussing on earlier detection of lung cancer, Australia’s deadliest cancer.
Fifty research projects tackling Australia’s most prevalent chronic illnesses will benefit from a $2.9 million injection of funds from The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.
A recently released report by Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) researcher Associate Professor Kirsten Vallmuur shows falls from playground equipment is one of the leading causes of injury hospitalisation for children while physical violence was the top cause of injury hospitalisation for young adults.
An international expert in intensive care and antibiotics has taken out the top honour at the Metro North Hospital and Health Service 2017 Research Excellence Awards.
Metro North has launched our first comprehensive Research Strategy 2017-2022 to help us better support research.
The accolades keep coming for Professor Michael Breakspear who has received the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award for his significant contribution to psychiatric research.