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Asthma vaccine patented by Kiwi scientists

Laura Goodall posted in on October 6th, 2014.

Dominion Post reporter Nikki MacDonald interviews the Wellington scientists who have found, and patented, a new vaccine for asthma. The research – a collaboration between the Malaghan Institute and Victoria University’s Ferrier Research Institute – was published today in Nature Chemical Biology and shows that the vaccine prevents inflammation of the lungs and airways in mice. If successful in humans, the […]

Biochemist Bridget Stocker on Radio NZ

John Kerr posted in on September 8th, 2011.

Malaghan Institute biochemist Bridget Stocker was interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon Show. Dr Stocker shares her background in New Zealand and Switzerland and talks about her current research, which focuses on the use of carbohydrates to stimulate an immune response against cancer. She also weighs in on the current […]

ODT/NZPA: NZ research targets lungs for hookworm immunity

Peter Griffin posted in on August 4th, 2010.

Researchers at the Malaghan Institute (Wellington) have made a discovery which could hasten the development of a vaccine for hookworm. The parasite affects an estimated 1 billion people, and is a leading cause of  deaths of mothers and children in developing countries. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Prof Le Gros said current controls for […]

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