3MT final winners announced

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A Biomedical Science PhD candidate is Griffith University’s 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Champion. Heidi Walkden won the judges over with her presentation encapsulating her research work into how bacteria penetrates the brain’s Central Nervous System by invading peripheral nerves. A PhD candidate in Neuroscience and Microbiology, Heidi impressed the judging panel with her ability to distill […]

Griffith secures $5m to help cure spinal cord injury

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The Queensland Government has invested $5 million in a Griffith University pre-clinical trial to prove that a “nerve bridge” across a damaged spinal cord may be the answer to otherwise permanent paralysis. In a science and health collaboration, the project, led by Dr James St John, will be conducted across two of the university’s leading […]

Bupa Health Foundation celebrates the bright future of Australian health research

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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A Griffith University senior postdoctoral research fellow is among five talented Australian researchers who have been recognised for their inventive work by the Bupa Health Foundation. Dr Johana Paola Tello Velasquez, of the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, has been awarded $5000 as part of Bupa’s annual Emerging Health Researcher Awards. The Foundation’s purpose is to […]

Spinal cord injury cure underway at Griffith

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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The first real cure for spinal injury is closer at Griffith University because of a donation by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. The foundation has just committed $267,000 towards the first year of funding of a $700,000 human clinical trial at Griffith’s Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery. There are about 12,000 recorded cases of spinal cord […]