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  • An initiative to create new and potentially life-changing drugs has taken a step forward at The University of Queensland following an Advance Queensland funding agreement with the Queensland Government. The Queensland Emory Drug Discovery Initiative (QEDDI), to be based at UQ, will translate world-class academic drug discovery into candidates for clinical trials.
  • Researchers at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience have received $7 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to pursue discoveries in a range of health and agriculture areas. The grants will fund projects to develop biosensors that can talk to smartphones, more efficient algal biofactories, and pain treatments from venom.
  • Researchers from The University of Queensland have helped identify nearly 1,500 genes associated with ageing that could lead to new health treatments.

    Dr Joseph Powell, from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), said the discovery, made by an international team of scientists, could lead to improved prevention and treatment for age-related diseases
  • Please join us on 17 November 2015 for the screening of the film “RESISTANCE” which looks at the devastating impact of antibiotic resistance and asks “Do we need to save antibiotics to save ourselves?”
  • Taking medicine in the future could be as simple as eating a sunflower seed or drinking a cup of tea thanks to an award to a University of Queensland researcher.

    Professor David Craik, from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), will grow medicines in plants after receiving $1 million from the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation and trustee Perpetual, which he will share with collaborator Professor Marilyn Anderson from La Trobe University.
  • Researchers from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) have made advances in understanding the cellular processes that occur during wound healing, skin cancer, and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.
  • Australian researchers have perfected a method of growing mini-kidneys from stem cells for use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy.
  • The University of Queensland (UQ) has joined a national pilot program to improve the promotion and retention of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
  • University of Queensland PhD student Zoe Schofield is investigating the link between gut bacteria, diet and the human immune system to reduce inflammatory injury.

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