COVID-19 toolkit to boost vaccine development and research

Microscopy image of the fluorescent SARS-CoV-2 virus (in pink) engineered by Griffith University and University of Tartu researchers showing infected cells.
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An international collaboration of researchers from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the University of Tartu, the University of Glasgow and the University of Dundee have developed a COVID-19 laboratory research toolkit for sharing with researchers across the globe. Designed to expedite SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development, drug discovery and fundamental research, particularly in laboratories unaccustomed to […]

Global meta-analysis identifies comorbid conditions linked to COVID-19 mortality

Cancer, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension are the four main comorbidities leading to death from COVID-19, a Griffith University meta-analysis published in mBio has found. The researchers analysed global databases MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science and EMBASE of 375,859 participants from 14 countries and found chronic kidney disease was statistically the most prominent comorbidity […]

Study to develop drugs for chronic mosquito-borne viral diseases

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A new Griffith University study aims to develop drugs to treat alphavirus infection such as Ross River, Chikungunya, O’nyong’nyong and Mayaro viruses which cause debilitating and chronic arthritis. Led by Professor Suresh Mahalingam, head of the Research Group for Emerging Viruses, Inflammation and Therapeutics at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the $905,080 National Health and Medical […]