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DNA research revealing 'libraries' of information

DNA research revealing 'libraries' of information

AID researcher Associate Professor Christine Wells and scientists from all around the world have been in a collaborative effort to understand the "DNA book". This advancement in the scientific understanding of human genes provides unprecedented insight into health, development and behaviour. ...

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Researchers develop new methods to keep resistant gonorrhoea in check

Researchers develop new methods to keep resistant gonorrhoea in check

Associate Professor David Whiley and his team have developed molecular tools to detect outbreaks of resistant strains of gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease causing serious health complications. This method works by detecting specific mutations in an organism's DNA that made it resistant to antibiotics. ...

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Tiny sensor could lead to better superbug drugs

Tiny sensor could lead to better superbug drugs

AID researcher Professor Matt Cooper used nano-sized levers as sensors to measure the concentration of active antibiotics in blood. This will allow researchers to design better drugs to fight superbugs, which often have thicker, stronger cell walls ...

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H7N9 cases pause; new report details reassortants

H7N9 cases pause; new report details reassortants

AID researcher Ian Mackay comments on his detailed analysis into H7N9. They found consistent genetic changes even in just one of H7N9's eight segments. ...

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Pandemic Potential Seen in Gene Changes of Bird Flu

Pandemic Potential Seen in Gene Changes of Bird Flu

AID researchers published a study suggesting a possible risk of H7N9 pandemic. ...

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AID Researcher Ian Mackay discusses H7N9 flu in China

AID Researcher Ian Mackay discusses H7N9 flu in China

The World Health Organisation has said that the strain of bird flu in China could pose a serious threat to human health with one official calling it "one of the most lethal" of its kind". What the likelihood that it may begin to spread between humans- just how serious a threat is it? ...

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Discovering novel ways to influence host/pathogen dynamics to favour microbial control and clearance of chronic overwhelming viral infections

Discovering novel ways to influence host/pathogen dynamics to favour microbial control and clearance of chronic overwhelming viral infections

This seminar will be presented on 27 March by Dr Marc Pellegrini, whose team won the 2012 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research. ...

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Seminars

All are welcome to attend these seminars, presented by members of the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre and their collaborators. ...

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Tracking Superbugs to their source

Tracking Superbugs to their source

As concern grows over an increasing risk of deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a budding field of microbial research, genomic epidemiology, may also be delivering a solution, writes AID Director, Professor Mark Walker. ...

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Members of our Research Centre hail potential cure for AIDS

Members of our Research Centre hail potential cure for AIDS

Associate Professor David Harrich says they have discovered how to modify a protein in HIV so that, instead of replicating, it protects against the infection. ...

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Development of a multicomponent delivery system for oligonucleotides

Development of a multicomponent delivery system for oligonucleotides

Congratulations to Professor Istvan Toth, who, along with Dr Peter Moyle, was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. ...

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AID member recieves Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Professor Anton Middelberg will pursue an innovative global health and development research project. ...

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Research Seminars for 2012

The program of speakers for 2012 has just been finalised. ...

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2011: A good year for Infectious Diseases Research at UQ

2011: A good year for Infectious Diseases Research at UQ

Following its official opening in March, AID has seen its researchers acheive stellar results. ...

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AID member recieves Grand Challenges Explorations grant

AID member recieves Grand Challenges Explorations grant

UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ...

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AID's Eureka Prize is announced

AID congratulates Professor Alan Cowman and his team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute on winning the Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research, sponsored by AID. ...

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New vaccine delivery company starts with AUD15 million investment

New company Vaxxas Pty Ltd will enable AID Professor Mark Kendall to continue his pioneering research and development of the Nanopatch, a revolutionary new needle-free vaccine delivery system. ...

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AID researcher talks superbugs on Insight

AID researcher Prof. Matt Cooper from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience appeared on the SBS program Insight to discuss the rise of "superbugs" - bacteria that are resistant ... ...

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AID is officially launched

The Governor-General, Dr Quentin Bryce AC, declared the Centre open at an event at Customs House on 11 March 2011 hosted by The University of Queensland. ...

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AID Sponsors national prize

The University of Queensland's new Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre (AID) has become the first sponsor outside of NSW of the Australian Museum's prestigious Eureka Prizes. ...

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Apply for the Australian Infectious Diseases Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism & communication. ...

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AID researchers awarded seven prestigious fellowships

AID researchers Peter Sly (NHMRC SPRF), Jenny Stow (NHMRC PRF), Bostjan Kobe (NHMRC SRF), Itsvan Toth (ARC APF), Mark Schembri (ARC Future) and Matt Sweet (ARC Future) were awarded prestigious NHMRC and ARC research fellowships commencing in 2011. ...

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