Publications list for Professor Emeritus Brian J. Morris

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  • Morris, B., Donlon, T., He, Q., Grove, J., Masaki, K., Elliott, A., Willcox, D., Willcox, B. (2014), Association Analyses of Insulin Signaling Pathway Gene Polymorphisms With Healthy Aging and Longevity in Americans of Japanese Ancestry. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 69(3), 270-273. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Tobian, A. (2014), Circumcision is a religious/cultural procedure, not a medical procedure-reply. JAMA Pediatrics. 168(3), 294. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2014), Reply to "Circumcision: A bioethical challenge" by Svoboda. Journal of Medical Ethics. 40, 16791.
  • Morris, B., Tobian, A., Hankins, C., Klausner, J., Banerjee, J., Bailis, S., Moses, S., Wiswell, T., Zoloth, L. (2014), Unethical not to recommend circumcision. Journal of Medical Ethics. , 16815.


  • Morris, B., Wiswell, T. (2013), Circumcision and Lifetime Risk of Urinary Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Urology. 189(6), 2118-2124. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2013), Seven sirtuins for seven deadly diseases of aging. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. 56, 133-171. [Abstract]
  • Jackson, K., Marques, F., Watson, A., Palma-Rigo, K., Nguyen-Huu, T., Morris, B., Charchar, F., Davern, P., Head, G. (2013), A Novel Interaction Between Sympathetic Overactivity and Aberrant Regulation of Renin by miR-181a in BPH/2J Genetically Hypertensive Mice. Hypertension. 62(4), 775-781. [Abstract]
  • Bates, M., Ziegler, J., Kennedy, S., Mindel, A., Wodak, A., Zoloth, L., Tobian, A., Morris, B. (2013), Recommendation by a law body to ban infant male circumcision has serious worldwide implications for pediatric practice and human rights. BMC Pediatrics. 13(1), 136. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Tobian, A. (2013), Legal Threat to Infant Male Circumcision. JAMA Pediatrics. 167(10), 890-891. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Krieger, J. (2013), Does Male Circumcision Affect Sexual Function, Sensitivity, or Satisfaction?-A Systematic Review. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 10, 2644-2657. [Abstract]
  • Yang, Y., Markus, M., Mangs, A., Raitskin, O., Sperling, R., Morris, B. (2013), ZRANB2 localizes to supraspliceosomes and influences the alternative splicing of multiple genes in the transcriptome. Molecular Biology Reports. 40, 5381-5395. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Krieger, J., Kigozi, G. (2013), Male circumcision decreases penile sensitivity as measured in a large cohort. BJU International. 111(5), E269-E270. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2013), Science supports infant circumcision, so should skeptics. The Skeptic (UK). 24, 30-33.


  • Marques, F., Morris, B. (2012), Neurogenic hypertension: revelations from genome-wide gene expression profiling. Current Hypertension Reports. 14(6), 485-491. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Wodak, A., Mindel, A., Schrieber, L., Duggan, K., Dilley, A., Willcourt, R., Lowy, M., Cooper, D. (2012), Reply. Internal Medicine Journal. 42(11), 1279-1280. [Abstract]
  • Dilley, A., Morris, B. (2012), Reply. Internal Medicine Journal. 42(11), 1277-1278. [Abstract]
  • Bates, B., Morris, B. (2012), Legal arguments opposing infant male circumcision are flawed. Internal Medicine Journal. 42(11), 1281-1282. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2012), Boyle and hill's circumcision 'phallusies'. BJU International. , E153-154. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Wodak, A., Mindel, A., Schrieber, L., Duggan, K., Dilley, A., Willcourt, R., Lowy, M., Cooper, D. (2012), The 2010 Royal Australasian College of Physicians' policy statement 'Circumcision of infant males' is not evidence based. Internal Medicine Journal. 42(7), 822-828. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Waskett, J. (2012), Circumcision reduces prostate cancer risk. Asian Journal of Andrology. 14(5), 661-662. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Bailey, R., Klausner, J., Leibowitz, A., Wamai, R., Waskett, J., Banerjee, J., Halperin, D., Zoloth, L., Weiss, H., Hankins, C. (2012), Review: A critical evaluation of arguments opposing male circumcision for HIV prevention in developed countries. AIDS Care. 24(12), 1565-1575. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Wodak, A., Mindel, A., Schrieber, L., Duggan, K., Dilley, A., Willcourt, R., Lowy, M., Cooper, D., Lumbers, E., Russell, C., Leeder, S. (2012), Infant male circumcision: An evidence-based policy statement. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2(1), 79-92.
  • Morris, B., Wamai, R. (2012), Biological basis for the protective effect conferred by male circumcision against HIV infection. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 23(3), 153-159. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Morris, B. (2012), Letter by Marques and Morris Regarding Article, "Signature microRNA expression profile of essential hypertension and its novel link to human cytomegalovirus infection". Circulation. 125(5), e337. [Abstract]
  • Klausner, J., Morris, B. (2012), Benefits of male circumcision. Journal of the American Medical Association. , 455-456. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Waskett, J., Gray, R. (2012), Does sexual function survey in Denmark offer any support for male circumcision having an adverse effect?. International Journal of Epidemiology. 41(1), 310-314. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Waskett, J. (2012), Claims That Circumcision Increases Alexithymia and Erectile Dysfunction Are Unfounded: A Critique of Bollinger and Van Howe's "Alexithymia and Circumcision Trauma: A Preliminary Investigation". International Journal of Men's Health. , 177-181.
  • Cox, G., Morris, B. (2012), Why Circumcision: From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century. In: Surgical Guide to Circumcision. (pp.243-260).Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Morris, B., Cox, G. (2012), Current Medical Evidence Supports Male Circumcision. In: Surgical Guide to Circumcision. (pp.201-231).Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Morris, B., Mindel, A., Tobian, A., Hankins, C., Gray, R., Bailey, R., Bosch, X., Wodak, A. (2012), Should Male Circumcision be Advocated for Genital Cancer Prevention?. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 13(9), 4839-4842. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2012), Die medizinischen vorteile der beschneidung [The medical benefits of circumcision]. W+N. Kulturpolitische Nachrichten des Fachverbandes "Werte und Normen" in Niedersachen e.V. [Cultural Policy News of the Association "Values and Norms" in Lower Saxony eV]. 2012/2, 6-21.
  • Wang, Y., Pringle, K., Sykes, S., Marques, F., Morris, B., Zakar, T., Lumbers, E. (2012), Fetal sex affects expression of renin-angiotensin system components in term human decidua. Endocrinology. 153(1), 462-468. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Waskett, J., Banerjee, J., Wamai, R., Tobian, A., Gray, R., Bailis, S., Bailey, R., Klausner, J., Willcourt, R., Halperin, D., Wiswell, T., Mindel, A. (2012), A 'snip' in time: what is the best age to circumcise?. BMC Pediatrics. 12(1), 20. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2012), Re: Technical Report on Male Circumcision- Time to accept the evidence in favor!. Pediatrics. , e756-e785.
  • Wamai, R., Morris, B., Waskett , J., Green, E., Banerjee, J., Bailey, R., Klausner , J., Sokal, D., Hankins, C. (2012), Criticisms of African trials fail to withstand scrutiny: Male circumcision does prevent HIV infection. Journal of Law and Medicine. 20(1), 93-123.
  • Morris, B., Castellsague, X., Wiswell, T., Gray, R., Bailey, R., Hankins, C., Tobian, A., Weiss, H., Klausner, J., Halperin, D., Quinn, T. (2012), New Circumcision Policy Welcomed. Pediatrics. 130(3), e756-e785.


  • Morris, B. (2011), A "SNP in time" for SCNN1G to join the "highly likely" list of genes for essential hypertension. Hypertension. 58(6), 996-997. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Campain, A., Tomaszewski, M., Zukowska-Szczechowska, E., Yang, Y., Charchar, F., Morris, B. (2011), Gene expression profiling reveals renin mRNA overexpression in human hypertensive kidneys and a role for microRNAs. Hypertension. 58(6), 1093-1098. [Abstract]
  • Wamai, R., Morris, B. (2011), 'How to contain generalized HIV epidemics' article misconstrues the evidence. International Journal of STD & AIDS. , 415-416. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Campain, A., Davern, P., Yang, Y., Head, G., Morris, B. (2011), Global identification of the genes and pathways differentially expressed in hypothalamus in early and established neurogenic hypertension. Physiological genomics. 43(12), 766-771. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2011), Renin, genes, and beyond: 40 years of molecular discoveries in the hypertension field. Hypertension. 57(3), 538-548. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Pringle, K., Conquest, A., Hirst, J., Markus, M., Sarris, M., Zakar, T., Morris, B., Lumbers, E. (2011), Molecular characterization of renin-angiotensin system components in human intrauterine tissues and fetal membranes from vaginal delivery and cesarean section. Placenta. 32(3), 214-221. [Abstract]
  • Banerjee, J., Klausner, J., Halperin, D., Wamai, R., Schoen, E., Moses, S., Morris, B., Bailis, S., Venter, F., Martinson, N., Coates, T., Gray, G., Bowa, K. (2011), Circumcision denialism unfounded and unscientific. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. , e11-12; author reply e13-4. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Gray, R., Castellsague, X., Bosch, F., Halperin, D., Waskett, J., Hankins, C. (2011), The strong protective effect of circumcision against cancer of the penis. Advances in Urology. 2011, 812368. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Campain, A., Davern, P., Yang, Y., Head, G., Morris, B. (2011), Genes influencing circadian differences in blood pressure in hypertensive mice. PloS One. 6(4), e19203. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Eley, C. (2011), Male circumcision: An appraisal of current instrumentation. In: Biomedical Engineering -From Theory to Applications. (pp.315-354).Croatia: InTech.
  • Morris, B., Castellsague, X. (2011), The role of circumcision in preventing STIs. In: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. (pp.715-740).Germany: Springer.
  • Cooper, D., Wodak, A., Morris, B. (2011), The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV – In Reply. (Invited). Medical Journal of Australia. 194(2), 101.
  • Wamai, R., Morris, B., Bailis, S., Sokal, D., Klausner, J., Appleton, R., Sewankambo, N., Cooper, D., Bongaarts, J., de Bruyn, G., Wodak, A., Banerjee, J. (2011), Male circumcision for HIV prevention: current evidence and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 14(1), 49. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Waskett, J., Gray, R., Halperin, D., Wamai, R., Auvert, B., Klausner, J. (2011), Exposé of misleading claims that male circumcision will increase HIV infections in Africa. Journal of Public Health Africa. 2(e28), 117-122.
  • Markus, M., Marques, F., Morris, B. (2011), Resveratrol, by modulating RNA processing factor levels, can influence the alternative splicing of pre-mRNAs. PloS One. 6(12), e28926. [Abstract]


  • Morris, B., Wodak, A. (2010), Circumcision survey misleading. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. , 636-637. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Morris, B. (2010), Commentary on resveratrol and hormesis: resveratrol--a hormetic marvel in waiting?. Human & Experimental Toxicology. 29(12), 1026-1028. [Abstract]
  • Cooper, D., Wodak, A., Morris, B. (2010), The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV. The Medical Journal of Australia. 193(6), 318-319. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Campain, A., Yang, Y., Morris, B. (2010), Meta-Analysis of genome-wide gene expression differences in onset and maintenance phases of genetic hypertension. Hypertension. 56(2), 319-324. [Abstract]
  • Gray, R., Bailey, R., Morris, B. (2010), Keratinization of the adult male foreskin and implications for male circumcision. AIDS. , 1381. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2010), Sympathetic meta-analysis of adrenoceptor gene variants in hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension. 23(3), 225. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Markus, M., Morris, B. (2010), The molecular basis of longevity, and clinical implications. Maturitas. 65(2), 87-91. [Abstract]
  • Everitt, A., Heilbronn, L., Morris, B., Brown-Borg, H., Merry, B., Simpson, S., Varady, K., Masoro, E., Redman, L., Le Couteur, D. (2010), Conclusion: Human Calorie Restriction and Anti-Aging Therapy. In: Calorie Restriction, Ageing and Longevity. (pp.311-318).Germany, United Stat: Springer Science + Business Media B.V..
  • Morris, B. (2010), Calorie restriction mimetics and aging. In: Calorie Restriction, Ageing and Longevity. (pp.141-176).Germany, United Stat: Springer Science + Business Media B.V..


  • Marques, F., Markus, M., Morris, B. (2009), Resveratrol: Cellular actions of a potent natural chemical that confers a diversity of health benefits. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 41(11), 2125-2128. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B., Bailis, S., Waskett, J., Wiswell, T., Halperin, D. (2009), Medicaid coverage of newborn circumcision: a health parity right of the poor. American Journal of Public Health. , 969-971. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2009), Might a leptin gene variant affect blood pressure in obese brazilians?. American Journal of Hypertension. 22(5), 467. [Abstract]
  • Loughlin, F., Mansfield, R., Vaz, P., McGrath, A., Setiyaputra, S., Gamsjaeger, R., Chen, E., Morris, B., Guss, J., Mackay, J. (2009), The zinc fingers of the SR-like protein ZRANB2 are single-stranded RNA-binding domains that recognize 5' splice site-like sequences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106(14), 5581-5586. [Abstract]
  • Pönighaus, C., Speirs, H., Morris, B., Kuhn, J., Kleesiek, K., Götting, C. (2009), Xylosyltransferase gene variants and their role in essential hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension. 22(4), 432-436. [Abstract]
  • Markus, M., Morris, B. (2009), RBM4: A multifunctional RNA-binding protein. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 41(4), 740-743. [Abstract]
  • Waskett, J., Morris, B., Weiss, H. (2009), Errors in meta-analysis by Van Howe. International Journal of STD & AIDS. , 216-218; author reply 218-20. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2009), GRK4 genetics and response to beta-blocker. American Journal of Hypertension. 22, 235-236. [Abstract]
  • Marques, F., Markus, M., Morris, B. (2009), Hormesis as a pro-healthy aging intervention in human beings?. Dose-response : a publication of International Hormesis Society. 8(1), 28-33. [Abstract]


  • Morris, B. (2008), Fluorescence activated cell sorting of transiently transfected As4.1 cells shows renin enhancer directs on/off switching of renin promoter in vitro. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology. 35(4), 367-371. [Abstract]
  • Martin, S., Markus, M., Morris, B., Davisson, R., Lawrence, A., van den Buuse, M. (2008), Does angiotensin interact with dopaminergic mechanisms in the brain to modulate prepulse inhibition in mice?. Neuropharmacology. 54(2), 399-404. [Abstract]
  • Morris, B. (2008), How Xenohormetic Compounds Confer Health Benefits. In: Mild Stress and Healthy Aging. (pp.115-138).Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Halperin, D., Wamai, R., Weiss, H., Hankins, C., Agot, K., Abdool Karim, Q., Shisana, O., Bailey, R., Betukumesu, B., Bongaarts, J., Bowa, K., Cash, R., al, E., Morris, B. (2008), Male circumcision is an efficacious, lasting and cost-effective strategy for combating HIV in high-prevalence AIDS epidemics. Future HIV Therapy. , 399-405.
  • Abete, P., Calabrese, E., Ji, L., Kristensen, T., Le Bourg, E., Loeschcke, V., Morris, B., Rengo,, F., Rattan, S., Safwat, A., Sarup, P., Sørensen, J., Vaiserman, A. (2008), Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Perspectives for Human Beings. In: Mild Stress and Healthy Aging. (pp.171-183).Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Morris, B., Halperin, D., Klausner, J. (2008), Cut!. New Scientist. 2670, 20-21.
  • Waskett, J., Morris, B. (2008), Re: 'RS Van Howe, FM Hodges. The carcinogenicity of smegma: debunking a myth.' An example of myth and mythchief making?. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 22(1), 131. [Abstract]
  • Mangs, A., Morris, B. (2008), ZRANB2: Structural and functional insights into a novel splicing protein. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 40(0), 2353-2357. [Abstract]
  • Markus, M., Morris, B. (2008), Resveratrol in prevention and treatment of common clinical conditions of aging. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 3(2), 331-339. [Abstract]