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PUBLICATIONS Alex Loukas Hookworm Primer now available online at nature.com

Hookworm Infection, co-authored by Professor Alex Loukas of BMDT is now available on the Nature website. This is part of the Nature Reviews Disease Primers series.

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MEDIA Severine Navarro on RN's Health Report

MEDIA Severine Navarro on RN's Health Report

Severine Navarro, Senior Research Fellow within BMDT, recently appeared on Radio National's Health Report.

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OUTREACH Paul Giacomin at TEDx

BMDT's Paul Giacomin spoke recently at TEDx Cairns.

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BMDT shares Research Australia's response to MRFF Priorities

The Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics shares the positive response of Research Australia to the MRFF Strategy and Priorities

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AWARDS Michael Smout recognised as a JCU Rising Star

AWARDS Michael Smout recognised as a JCU Rising Star

Dr Michael Smout of the Centre For Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics has been awarded a $15,000 grant as part of JCUs Rising Stars ECR Leadership Program.

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MEDIA Hookworms and asthma

There has been considerable interest in a new paper (published in Science Translational Medicine) in which BMDT researchers have identified a protein secreted by hookworms that suppresses asthma in mice.

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MEDIA Michael Smout on BacterioFiles

BMDT Researcher Michael Smout recently spoke with Jesse Noar about liver fluke parasites on the BacterioFiles podcast.

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ALUMNI Praise for Dr Martina Koeberl

ALUMNI Praise for Dr Martina Koeberl

Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews, has praised the work of BMDT alumnus Dr Martina Koeberl, now working at the National Measurement Institute (NMI).

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JUST PUBLISHED A Diet that Calms the Schizophrenic Mind

JUST PUBLISHED A Diet that Calms the Schizophrenic Mind

BMDT researcher Zoltan Sarnyai has written the cover article for the May 2016 edition of Australian Science. The ketogenic diet favoured by bodybuilders also normalises schizophrenia-like behaviours.

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Recent BMDT funding and publication success

A roundup of some of the recent success stories for researchers from the Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics

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Scientific ideas with commercial potential: BMDT researchers impress at Reperio 2015

Scientific ideas with commercial potential: BMDT researchers impress at Reperio 2015

Researchers from the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics again figured prominently in this year’s Reperio Innovation Pitching Competition, with Zoltan Sarnyai taking 1st place and Lionel Hebbard 3rd place.

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BMDT Researcher Exchange Grants boost key collaborations

The Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics is pleased to announce that Sandip Kamath and Ann Katrin Kraeuter have both been awarded BMDT Researcher Exchange Grants. Sandip and Ann describe their work below and the impact that these grants will have on their research.

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GRANTS Croese and Giacomin win substantial NHMRC hookworm grant

GRANTS Croese and Giacomin win substantial NHMRC hookworm grant

Dr John Croese and Dr Paul Giacomin, researchers working within the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Theraapeutics, have been awarded more than $860,000 by the National Health and Medical Research Council to study the treatment of coeliac disease using hookworms.

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PUBLICATIONS The ketogenic diet and schizophrenia

PUBLICATIONS The ketogenic diet and schizophrenia

A research project led by Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai of the Centre for Bioodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics suggests that the high-fat/low-carb ketogenic diet may be effective in the management of schizophrenia.

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ARTICLES Zoltan Sarnyai in the Huffington Post

ARTICLES Zoltan Sarnyai in the Huffington Post

Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai, of the Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics, has contributed to an interesting article in the Huffington Post about the realtionship bewteen stress and exercise.

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AWARDS Michael Sheridan of BMDT wins Environmental Health Award

AWARDS Michael Sheridan of BMDT wins Environmental Health Award

Michael Sheridan, a researcher with the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics at James Cook University, recently received the Early Career Environmental Health Officer of the Year Award from Vince Stephens, President of Environmental Health Australia QLD, at a formal dinner concluding the 58th bi-annual EHA (Central QLD Conference), held in Yeppoon.

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AWARDS Sandip Kamath of BMDT wins Australian Famelab 2015

AWARDS Sandip Kamath of BMDT wins Australian Famelab 2015

For the second consecutive year, a researcher from the Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics has won the Australian Famelab Competition.

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GRANTS Smout and Seymour of BMDT win jellyfish venom grant

GRANTS Smout and Seymour of BMDT win jellyfish venom grant

Dr Michael Smout and Associate Professor Jamie Seymour of the Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics have been awarded a Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation Large Research Grant for their work on jellyfish venom.

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The 2014 BMDT Annual Report is now available

The Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics' 2014 Annual Report is now available for download.

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PUBLICATIONS Paul Giacomin in Australian Science Magazine

PUBLICATIONS Paul Giacomin in Australian Science Magazine

A recent essay, "Can hookworms cure coeliac disease?", by Dr Paul Giacomin of the Centre for Biodoscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics has been published in the April 2015 edition of Australian Science Magazine.

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GRANTS Shellfish allergy in children: Dr Sandip Kamath wins AIFA grant

GRANTS Shellfish allergy in children: Dr Sandip Kamath wins AIFA grant

Dr Sandip Kamath, of the Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics, has won a grant from the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia for his work on shellfish allergy in children.

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GRANTS Richard Keene wins Royal Society of Chemistry grant

GRANTS Richard Keene wins Royal Society of Chemistry grant

Emeritus Professor Richard Keene, the Design & Delivery Program Leader in the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, has recently been awarded a Journals Grant for International Authors by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Tackling Drug-Resistant TB in Papua New Guinea

Dr Jeffrey Warner and Professor Louis Schofield of BMDT are part of a team investigating Drug-Resistant TB in Papua New Guinea. Data from a recent study suggests that drug resistance TB is endemic and is placing a significant health burden on the community.

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VIDEO Johnson & Johnson CBMDT collaboration

Centre For Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics Professor Alex Loukas, Dr Severine Navarro and their team are collaborating with Janssen to develop a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease based on proteins secreted by hookworms.

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GRANTS Congratulations to our five 2014 seed grant recipients

The Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics has awarded 2014 seed grants to five researchers.

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AWARDS Student winners at NQ Festival of Life Sciences

Three BMDT students have won awards at the 2014 North Queensland Festival of Life Sciences

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IN THE MEDIA How safe is seafood?

IN THE MEDIA How safe is seafood?

Associate Professor Andreas Lopata, co-Director of the Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics talks to SBS.

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AWARD Morgane Moreau wins 2014 Dean’s Award

AWARD Morgane Moreau wins 2014 Dean’s Award

Morgane Moreau, a post-doctoral research fellow within the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, is one of eight recipients of the 2014 Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence at James Cook University.

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Turning toxins into tonics

Dr David Wilson explains how spider venoms could hold the key to a new source of anti-cancer therapeutics – the key to turning toxins into tonics at the firstTEDxJCUCairns.

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NHMRC grant success for CBMDT worm researchers

NHMRC grant success for CBMDT worm researchers

CBMDT researchers Professor Alex Loukas, Dr Javier Sotillo and Dr Phurpa Wangchuk were all successful grant recipients in the recent NHMRC grant round.

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