UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

24 November 2005 University of Queensland (UQ) researchers are on track to develop new treatments for acute infections, chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer. The research could revolutionise treatments for conditions such...

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Lateral thinking produces first map of gene transmission

Lateral thinking produces first map of gene transmission

9 November 2005 A University of Queensland study mapping the evolution of genes has shed light on the role of gene transfer in bacterial diseases. The study, published recently in Proceedings of the National Academ...

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University of Queensland confirmed as leading Australian research institution

University of Queensland confirmed as leading Australian research institution

9 November 2005 The strength and depth of research at The University of Queensland has again been confirmed with the University receiving almost $36 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding announced today. ...

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UQ researcher awarded top international honour

UQ researcher awarded top international honour

6 September 2005 Professor Melissa Little from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has been further recognised for her work after being selected as a 2006 Eisenhower Fellow. The Eisenhower Fellowship is a pre...

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New insights into software of life

New insights into software of life

2 September 2005 A series of discoveries by an international consortium of scientists, including a team from The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), will transform our understanding of how our genome w...

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New cancer research facility opens at UQ

New cancer research facility opens at UQ

30 August 2005 A "state-of-the-art" cancer facility funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) was officially opened at The University of Queens...

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Strangling tumours in bid to halt cancer

Strangling tumours in bid to halt cancer

23 August 2005 It may be possible to halt cancer in its tracks by blocking a gene critical to building tumour supply lines, according to new research carried out at The University of Queensland. Researchers at the Inst...

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University of Queensland scientists turn Toad Busters

University of Queensland scientists turn Toad Busters

8 June 2005 One of Queensland's least welcome visitors, the cane toad, has been targeted by Institute for Molecular Bioscience researchers using powerful, modern science in an effort to improve control and eradication programs. ...

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IMB scholar wins Brilliance Award

IMB scholar wins Brilliance Award

6 June 2005 University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) student Mr David Bryant won the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation's Brilliance Award for his work to understand how cancer spreads through the body. ...

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Drugs from bugs - new agreement to harness the biodiversity of microbes

Drugs from bugs - new agreement to harness the biodiversity of microbes

1 June 2005 The signing of a collaborative research agreement between UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the Australian R&D company Microb...

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Journey to the centre of the cell

Journey to the centre of the cell

10 May 2005 The discovery of a fundamental new route into cells may lead to new methods of drug delivery and to a better understanding of viral infection. Researchers from The University of Queensland's Institute for Mo...

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Top Award to IMB Researcher

Top Award to IMB Researcher

5 May 2005 The internationally recognised achievements of Associate Professor Jennifer Martin in the fields of structural biology and protein crystallography have been further acknowledged with the awarding of the prestigious Roche Me...

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IMB researchers at

IMB researchers at "Recent advances in stem cell science and therapies"

4 May 2005 An international symposium on stem cells will be held at the Australian Academy of Science on Friday 6 May, as part of its annual Science at the Shine Dome festivities. The symposium will discuss the latest discoveries, pot...

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A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer

A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer

21 April 2005 Testicular cancer in Australia is spreading faster than the cane toad – since 1970, its incidence in Australian blokes has doubled, while rates of other types of cancer have stayed the same. This is ...

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Professor Melissa Little and family at the GlaxoSmithKline Australia Award for Research Excellence presentation

Queensland Kidney Researcher Applauded by Nation's Medical Research Community

9 April 2005 Melissa Little, a scientist from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) was presented with the prestigious GlaxoSmithKline Australia Award for Research Excellence tonight...

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UQ gets brain aware with memorial lecture for former IMB scientist

UQ gets brain aware with memorial lecture for former IMB scientist

15 March 2005 To coincide with International Brain Awareness Week, The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Queensland Brain Institute will host the inaugural Toshiya Yamada Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, ...

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Venom drug assisted by State Govt Grant

Venom drug assisted by State Govt Grant

21 February 2005 A venom component from the Taipan, the world's deadliest snake, is being developed by Brisbane biotechnology company ElaCor, as a new drug to treat heart failure. Current treatments for congestive heart...

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IMB Scientists discover the obvious -  big business bureaucracies affect bottom line

IMB Scientists discover the obvious - big business bureaucracies affect bottom line

14 February 2005 Researchers at the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience have shown what many people already suspected – that as systems grow they become top heavy with management. Communi...

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