Navigation Links
Queensland researchers get the latest tools to fight cancer
Date:3/19/2008

University of Queensland researchers will be at the forefront of fighting cancer thanks to a new $3.2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).

The ACRF funding will allow scientists from UQ's Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine (DI), and their partners from the Queensland University of Technology, to buy the latest high-tech tools to help them discover genes linked to cancer.

We will be able to sequence nearly a billion DNA bases per day, where before it took many months, said Professor Tom Gonda, who leads the Cancer Biology research program at the DI.

He said the new instruments will be integrated to form the ACRF Comprehensive Cancer Genomics Facility, which will be located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and in three years' time will move to a more spacious research building, the Translational Research Institute, with a remit to develop new treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Identifying genes linked to common cancers such as cervical and prostate cancer will help doctors spot individuals at high risk at an early stage when the cancer can be easily treated or even prevented, avoiding the need for unnecessary surgery and radiotherapy later on, he said.

Professor Gonda said the new tools would give Queensland's cancer research community access to the latest in instrumentation that would open up whole new areas of study.

For example, other new technologies in the Facility would allow scientists to identify genes that may be targets for new anti-cancer drugs, he said.

We will have the ability to screen thousands of genes, something we couldn't do without the degree of automation offered by this equipment.

The latest grant brings total ACRF funding to UQ since 1995 to nearly $14m.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Dunne
61-733-652-802
Research Australia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Queensland technology licensed by billion-dollar US company
2. QueensLander Tours Presents an Adventure Boot Camp Cruise with John Spencer Ellis from Bravos The Real Housewives of Orange County
3. Queensland businessman is one in a million
4. Fluoridated water for Queensland ... at last
5. Researchers find 1 in 6 women, 1 in 10 men at risk for Alzheimers disease in their lifetime
6. Researchers discover second depth-perception method in brain
7. Researchers study new drug and indications for heated chemotherapy treatment
8. Researchers use light to detect Alzheimers
9. Penn researchers identify first sex chromosome gene involved in meiosis and male infertility
10. Mayo Researchers Say ECG Standards Should Be Revised for Elderly
11. Mayo researchers say ECG standards should be revised for elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... Malvern, PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best ... New York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Chapel, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the ... donating $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of ... and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that shares ... strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support CPEN ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief ... advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at ... of Wound Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to educate ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... in life sciences content management, presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review ... 16 -18, 2017. Pepper Flow’s increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South ... its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The ... chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared ... It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined ... Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), ... which included the unveiling of new signage at its ... well as at a few other company-owned facilities across ... to patients, some of whom will begin to see ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces ... the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed ... national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, ... honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health ... his award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: