New malaria treatment thwarts parasite resistance

Professor Vicky Avery, from the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
Scientistsfrom Griffith Universityhave contributed to a breakthrough identifying and characterising a potent agent that thwarts drug resistance in the parasite that causes malaria. In a paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, an international research team is reporting the effectiveness of DSM265, a long-acting inhibitor for the treatment and prevention of malaria and which […]

Professor Neal Ryan named outstanding Sciences alumnus

Holding trophies, 2015 Griffith Sciences Alumnus of the Year, Professor Neal Ryan, and Young Alumnus of the Year, Mr Justin Gavranich
Professor Neal Ryan, a long-time leading figure in research, education, business and public policy in Australia, has been named Griffith Sciences’ 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. The announcement was made at a special reception at Brisbane’s City Hall this week. Design engineer Mr Justin Gavranich received the Young Alumnus of the Year Award. “This […]

Theatre degree opens doors

Arts Education Law
When Alix Lencz discovered Griffith’s Bachelor of Contemporary and Applied Theatre she knew it was perfect for her because it didn’t just focus on performing. “It also exposed me to all the elements involved in a production,’’ the 2010 graduate said. After completing her first year at Griffith, she found a liking for backstage and […]

Researchers close gap on developing vaccine for middle ear infections

Institute for Glycomics researchers Michael Jennings and John Atack
Griffith Sciences
Researchers from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics together with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio have discovered ground breaking evidence that will help vaccine developers prevent middle ear infections. A research paper titled, ‘A biphasic epigenetic switch controls immunoevasion, virulence and niche adaptation in non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae’, which presents this new research, was published in […]