Genetic blueprint revealed for kidney design and formation

Genetic blueprint revealed for kidney design and formation

11 November 2008 Researchers have generated the first comprehensive genetic blueprint of a developing mammalian organ, shedding light on the genetic and molecular dynamics of kidney formation. Researchers from the

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Australian gene technology launched in U.S.

Australian gene technology launched in U.S.

11 November 2008 A new gene expression analysis platform developed in collaboration between Australian scientists and Invitrogen Corporation to help other researchers understand fundamental aspects of human development has been launch...

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Knocking the Sox off cancer and lymphatic disorders

Knocking the Sox off cancer and lymphatic disorders

20 October 2008 Researchers have identified a gene critical for the development of the lymphatic system in a discovery that will have implications for treatment of cancer and lymphatic disorders and other diseases. The...

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Dr Johanna Barclay

UQ's young researchers receive travel funding

25 September 2008 Two up-and-coming UQ researchers recently had an opportunity to attend a major international science conference in the Northern Hemisphere, thanks to funding from

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Research probes cellular housekeeping

Research probes cellular housekeeping

22 September 2008 A UQ structural biologist is investigating how material coming into and out of the cell is sorted, information which will improve our understanding of diseases such as cancer. ...

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Brain tumour origin identified

Brain tumour origin identified

12 August 2008 Australian and American scientists have identified the origins of the most malignant type of brain tumour in a discovery that could lead to better therapies and improve our understanding of how tumours initiate. ...

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A cane toad. Image courtesy of John Abramyan.

Fear and bacteria: Possible ways of controlling the cane toad

12 June 2008 Scaring cane toads and targeting their bacteria are two control strategies that will be suggested by a Queensland scientist at today's (June 12) Australian Vertebrate Pest Conference in Darwin.

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Dr Norelle Daly

UQ researchers are smart fellows

04 June 2008 University of Queensland researchers working on better cancer drugs, more efficient sewage treatment and vitamin D deficiency will share in $1.8 million of funding in the latest round Smart State I...

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Dr Richard Clark with violets and a cone snail shell

Cone snails and plants used to develop oral drug for pain

15 April 2008 Molecules from cone snail venom and African plants are being used by Queensland researchers as a blueprint to develop an oral drug to treat chronic pain. Professor David Craik and Dr Richard Clark from th...

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Professors Mattick (top) and Koopman.

UQ scientists elected to top national body

26 March 2008 Two University of Queensland researchers have been acknowledged as being among the country's top scientists after being elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science. Professor Peter Koopman and Pr...

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Gene pioneer to speak at UQ

Gene pioneer to speak at UQ

11 March 2008 A geneticist from a team that recently identified multiple genes that cause intellectual disability in children will give a seminar in Brisbane on Thursday. Associate Professor Jozef Gecz from the Women's...

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People with albinism wanted for survey

People with albinism wanted for survey

5 March 2008 A University of Queensland researcher is seeking volunteers with albinism to complete a survey that will provide the first snapshot of the disease in Australia. Helene Johanson, a PhD student at UQ's Insti...

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Queensland technology licensed by billion-dollar company

Queensland technology licensed by billion-dollar company

11 February 2008 University of Queensland scientists have developed a proprietary technology that will help other researchers in understanding fundamental aspects of growth, development, and disease, which has been licensed to one of ...

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Protein discovery offers hope for prostate cancer

Protein discovery offers hope for prostate cancer

18 January 2008 Australian scientists are researching a possible way of making aggressive prostate cancer cells less invasive after their discovery of a protein ...

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