Griffith Enterprise

Study shows toxin family binds to sugar receptors on human cells to cause damage

New 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. The family of toxins known as cholesterol-dependent cytolysins (CDCs), are produced by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, group A Streptococcus and Listeria monocytogenes, which cause pneumonia, invasive group […]
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Griffith Enterprise

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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Business and government

Less anxiety and cheating with ‘authentic’ exam model

Griffith Business School may have the perfect assessment model for the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Arts Education Law

Leading criminologist appointed to Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Board

Criminologist Molly Dragiewicz has been appointed to the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board.
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Griffith Enterprise

Re-purposing blood-pressure medications could reduce prostate cancer recurrence rate

Alpha blockers may reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence a Griffith University study has found.
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Griffith Enterprise

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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COVID-19

Faith communities fight coronavirus on multiple fronts

New Griffith University report shows faith communities hold the line but many need more resources.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith receives $5.5 million grant for transformative project at Logan

Griffith University’s commitment to breaking the cycle of disadvantage in Logan has been bolstered by a $5.5 million grant from the Paul Ramsay Foundation that will fund an expansive community-based research program.
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Griffith Enterprise

Study future-proofs technological needs of older people

A new study aims to find out the technology needs of older people to improve their quality of care and life.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Queensland fossils shed light on megafauna extinction

Griffith University researchers were part of a group of Australian palaeontologists who announced the discovery of new extinct Australian megafauna that lived until 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia and the reason for their demise. The research, led by the Queensland Museum, and including experts from Griffith University, and a host of other Australian […]
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Arts Education Law

Quick thinking ensures COVID-19 doesn’t derail internships 

Griffith students have praised staff and organisations for their efforts ensuring a path to graduation, despite the coronavirus, which threatened valuable industry internships.
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Business and government

Sustainable fashion project trials online store

Pre-loved vintage clothes for under $20 with an important sustainability message.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

DNA sheds light on frogmouth’s flight to Australia.

A Griffith University-led collaboration has used DNA analysis to resolve the evolutionary origins of the distinctive Australian frogmouth species of bird. The Tawny Frogmouth is one of 13 frogmouth species that occur across Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and tropical Asia. Its distribution has long raised questions: did frogmouths spread out from Asia to […]
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Arts Education Law

How music helps us cope during a crisis

Music has always played a vital role in times of uncertainty - whether it's creating a sense of community, lifting spirits or providing a much-needed distraction.
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Arts Education Law

Switching tack with prac ensures students can graduate

Newly developed online learning and teaching models will ensure Master of Teaching students graduate ‘classroom ready’ despite being unable to attend traditional professional placement.
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COVID-19

How to outlast cabin fever under lockdown

Australians are well-versed in the symptoms of COVID-19 but assessing our mental well-being after weeks of lockdown is less well-known.
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Griffith Enterprise

Ovarian cancer research receives welcome boost

Griffith researchers have been awarded more than $800,000 for an ovarian cancer study.
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Alumni

Griffith alumnus named 2020 Midwife of the Year

Griffith alumnus and midwifery lecturer Cassandra Nest has been recognised for her work proving quality maternity care to First Nations people with the HESTA Midwife of the Year 2020 award.
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