Press Releases

MIGRAINE TRIAL – January, 2013

Migraine research success continues – January 2013 A new treatment for migraine relief is fast approaching as Griffith University research enters the final phase in an extensive and so far, highly successful study. Positive results seen with a clinical trial saw a noteworthy reduction in the frequency and severity of migraines in participants. Following on…

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MIGRAINE GENE LINKED TO STROKE – September, 2003

Griffith researchers have discovered that people who suffer from migraines may be genetically predisposed to suffering a stroke. Professor Lyn Griffiths and her team at the Genomics Research Centre on the Gold Coast have been studying migraines for about eight years. She said migraines affected about 18 per cent of women and six per cent…

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OH BROTHER – TIGER DNA HELPS RESEARCH – May, 2003

Health Science graduate, Claire Bellis, has taken DNA samples from the big cats at Dreamworld’s Tiger Island for her Honours research into forensic animal species identification. The 24-year-old did her ground-breaking study at the university’s Genomics Research Centre under Professor Lyn Griffiths’ supervision. “During my final year I completed a subject called DNA Diagnostics and…

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RESEARCH GIVES HOPE TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUFFERERS – November, 2002

Professor Lyn Griffiths and her team, including PhD student Lotti Tajouri, at the Genomics Research Centre at Griffith University have identified 21 genes involved in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Their studies have found that these genes are abnormally expressed, some increased and some decreased in affected brain tissue. MS is a serious neurological disorder affecting young…

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HI-TECH BRA HIGHLIGHTS BREAST CANCER RESEARCH – August, 2001

The Director of the Genomics Research Centre (GRC) at Griffith University has inspired a Gold Coast business dynamo to design a show-stopping bra to raise funds for breast cancer research. After hearing about the work of GRC Associate Professor Lyn Griffiths and her dedicated team of researchers, the Managing Director of Fibre Light Systems Lionel…

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MEDICAL RESEARCH WEEK – June, 2001

Griffith University’s Genomics Research Centre is hoping to highlight the health benefits of its research during Medical Research Week (June 3-9). The State Director of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), who is also Director of the Genomics Research Centre, Associate Professor Lyn Griffiths said Medical Research Week was aimed at providing information to…

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RESEARCH MIGHT HELP TAKE THE ACHE OUT OF MIGRAINE – February, 2001

In a world first, Griffith University researchers have mapped the location of a new gene which may be a cause of migraine. The University’s Genomics Research Centre (GRC) – the only research centre in Australia undertaking genetic studies into migraine – has carved an international reputation for genetic research into this common neurological disease. This…

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