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Researchers from Institute for Glycomics fight antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

A research project by Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics seeks to identify and develop new drugs and a vaccine to protect against antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea. The bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng) causes the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which has significant impact on global health, infecting more than 100 million people each year. “In 2018, ‘super gonorrhoea’, resistant […]
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Bendigo Bank Paradise Point joins the fight against COVID-19 by supporting vital Institute research

Bendigo Bank Paradise Point Community Bank Branch, long-standing supporters of Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics, have donated $10,000 in funding towards the Institute’s vital COVID-19 research, aiding their fight against the global pandemic. Four teams of expert scientists from the Institute for Glycomics are targeting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to discover new vaccines […]
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New approaches to a COVID-19 treatment

Australian research into the use of convalescent plasma in clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 should be supported according to a leading immunologist.
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$200,000 funding boost strengthens the Australian–German alliance iCAIR® fight against COVID-19

Australian and German researchers from the international consortium iCAIR® (Fraunhofer International Consortium for Anti-Infective Research), comprising of Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics and German partners Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM), the Hannover Medical School (MHH), and newly-appointed partner the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), has commenced a joint project to develop […]
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Institute for Glycomics receives $100,000 grant from The Ian Potter Foundation

Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has been awarded a Medical Research grant of $100,000 from The Ian Potter Foundation to support their project ‘Pioneering Tissue Microdissection Glycomics for Better Patient Outcomes’. This grant will enable the acquisition of a Laser Capture Microdissection system (LCM). This new piece of equipment will be integrated into the Institute’s […]
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Early detection test for ovarian cancer closer with funding boost

Research into the development of an early detection test for ovarian cancer at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has been given a $300,000 funding boost from The Bourne Foundation and a further significant funding pledge from Tour de Cure. “Despite decades of research, there is currently no easily accessible, non-invasive and reliable early detection test […]
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Study shows toxin family binds to sugar receptors on human cells to cause damage

Griffith University research has found that sugars decorating human cells allow toxins, produced by disease-causing bacteria, to bind to human cells and cause damage or death.
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The importance of listing Strep A as a Neglected Tropical Disease

Strep A, which can lead to serious illness and death if untreated, should be recognised as a Neglected Tropical Disease according to a leading infectious disease expert. Professor Michael Good AO, Principal Research Leader at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics, authored a paper published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) […]
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Institute for Glycomics wins NHMRC Investigator Grants

The Institute for Glycomics has been awarded two National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grants.
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Impacts of research shut-down to be felt long after pandemic ends scientists warn

Lives are at risk due to ceasing research on diseases that in addition to COVID-19 have a major impact on public health warn scientists.
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Institute for Glycomics and Sienna Diagnostics to develop novel cancer diagnostic

Researchers from the Institute for Glycomics and the University of Adelaide, have entered into an exclusive licensing deal with Sienna Cancer Diagnostics Ltd to commercialise a novel cancer diagnostic tool. Together, the teams of researchers have engineered a unique protein, called SubB2M, that binds specifically to a sugar molecule only present in cancer cells – a potential […]
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Institute for Glycomics researchers tackle COVID-19

Four teams of expert scientists from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics are targeting the virus SARS-CoV-2 to discover new vaccines and drugs to prevent or cure COVID-19. The teams are led by the Institute’s group leaders Professor Mark von Itzstein AO, Professor Michael Good AO, Professor Michael Jennings, and Professor Johnson Mak, all world-renowned research […]
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Injury to the nose increases risk of bacteria entering the brain – study

New research from Griffith University has shown that damage to the lining inside the nose increases the risk of bacteria sneaking into the brain via nerves, potentially causing long-term health issues. PhD candidate Heidi Walkden and her colleagues from the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Institute for Glycomics and Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, in collaboration with Queensland […]
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MBA Lawyers throw their support behind the Malaria Vaccine Project

MBA Lawyers, a long established and well-respected law firm based on the Gold Coast, has signed a memorandum of understanding to become a major corporate sponsor of the Malaria Vaccine Project. Established in March 2017, the Malaria Vaccine Project is a partnership between Rotary District 9640 and Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics which aims to […]
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Researchers discover new treatments with potential to prevent and cure gonorrhoea in women

Researchers announce two new treatments with potential to prevent and cure gonorrhoea.
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Vital lymphoma research continues with Aust-German collaboration

Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics and Germany’s Bremen University have received funding to continue a research exchange to develop a drug delivery system to treat Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
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Inferring RNA structures by sequencing alone

Research done by Griffith University and the Hefei Institute of Material Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposes that deep mutational scanning in combination with high throughput sequencing alone can be used to infer highly accurate structures for proteins and RNAs (Ribonucleic acids) without having to use expensive equipment. Understanding the structural clues behind […]
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Institute for Glycomics celebrates research excellence and 20th anniversary

Some of Griffith University’s most outstanding researchers have been honoured at the Institute for Glycomics Research Excellence Awards evening. Attended by more than one hundred guests, the aim of the cocktail-style presentation event was to acknowledge the Institute’s excellent research achievements and celebrate a remarkable milestone, the Institute for Glycomics 20th Anniversary. Awards from the […]
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