Institute for Glycomics receives US grant for vital cholera research

Institute for Glycomics
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Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics will share in a significant US funded grant awarded by the National Institute for Health (NIH) for a two-year research project investigating the role of Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae) in causing widespread cholera epidemics. V. cholerae is a Gram-negative, comma-shaped bacterium/pathogen. The bacterium’s natural habitat is brackish or saltwater. Some strains of […]

Researchers find new way to attack gastro bug

Griffith Sciences
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Griffith University researchers have discovered a potential way to create an antimicrobial drug that would stop one of the world’s most prevalent foodborne bugs causing gastroenteritis in humans. A team at Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics identified a unique sensory structure that is able to bind host-specific sugar and is present on particularly virulent strains of […]

Sweet and sticky: Bacteria use sugars to bind to human cells

Professor Michael Jennings and Dr Christopher Day have research published int he Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal.
Griffith Sciences
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A team at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has made a scientific discovery that will change the way scientists explore vaccine development and drug discovery for infectious diseases. In a paper published in prestigious American journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the team led by senior authors Professor Michael Jennings, Professor Victoria […]