Volunteers Required for Malaria Infectivity Study

Institute for Glycomics are calling for volunteers to be part of their malaria vaccine study.
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Griffith University is seeking healthy, non-smoker males aged 18-45 years to participate in a study at Robina Hospital examining the infectivity of malaria parasites in humans. The results from this study are critical for further human clinical studies including the development of a malaria vaccine. This study will involve administering malaria parasites in red blood […]

Institute for Glycomics welcomes Professor Ajit Varki

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The impact of sugars on human evolution is one of the lectures presented by Professor Ajit Varki from the University of California as part of Glycomics Week at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus this week. A distinguished professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UC San Diego, Professor Varki has been chosen as […]

Seeing gold in tumours

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Using gold as a potential treatment for cancer could become a reality thanks to a combination of imaging techniques. In work published recently in The Royal Society of Chemistry journal Metallomics, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics describe how using two imaging techniques allows scientists to see where […]

Institute for Glycomics combats melioidosis

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A research study to help increase understanding of melioidosis has been given the go-ahead in a bid to improve potential treatment options for this emerging infectious disease. Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which is found in soil and water. The disease is closely associated with high rainfall and has […]

Protein link to arthritis opens new chance of drug development

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Groundbreaking research linking an immune protein to the debilitating condition of virus-induced arthritis and viral exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis, is set to have important implications for drug development. Groundbreaking research linking an immune protein to the debilitating condition of virus-induced arthritis and viral exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis, is set to have important implications for drug […]

New malaria vaccine takes centre stage

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A malaria vaccine to protect against all known strains of the deadly disease is being launched by Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics. To be officially launched at this Friday’s opening of the Institute’s new Laboratory of Vaccines for the Developing World, PlasProtecTâ„¢ uses a scientific method whereby ultra-low doses of whole malaria parasites are ‘put […]