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CIPPS focuses on discovering new proteins and peptides, decoding their biological functions, and developing new proteins and peptides to address challenges in health, agriculture and industry.

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Anti-inflammatory proteins from ticks.

Anti-inflammatory proteins from ticks.

What's one good thing about ticks? That question may not seem to have a logical answer, but Charlotte Franck and Professor Richard Payne's research may transform tick saliva into novel treatments for inflammatory disease! Tick saliva contains a mix of proteins that prevent inflammation and reduce pain. This complex…

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Scientists crack the genetic code of koalas

Scientists crack the genetic code of koalas

An international team scientists – including CIPPS researcher Katherine Belov – have successfully sequenced the full koala genome. A total of 54 scientists from 29 different institutions across seven countries were engaged in the effort which was led by Professor Katherine Belov, University of Sydney and Professor Rebecca Johnson,…

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CIPPS scientists discover  blood vessel relaxing molecule

CIPPS scientists discover blood vessel relaxing molecule

As part of an international team, CIPPS scientist Richard Payne and his staff have discovered a new molecule that relaxes blood vessels. The team has published their findings in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. Their publication is available on the Nature website and for more information, visit the website…

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Major breakthrough in Antibiotic research

Major breakthrough in Antibiotic research

A team under the lead of CIPPS researcher Max Cryle have discovered how a crucial step in the biosynthesis of ‘last-resort’ antibiotics occurs. Their breakthrough discovery led to two publications in prestigious journals Proceedings of the National Academy of Scoences of the USA (PNAS) and Chemical Science. You can find…

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CIPPS researchers named on Periodic Table of younger chemists

CIPPS researchers named on Periodic Table of younger chemists

It has been 150 years since the periodic table of elements has been first created and to celebrate this breakthrough in chemistry, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has created the 'Periodic table of younger chemists', profiling successful young chemists from around the world. CIPPS researchers…

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Stroke drug lead under development

Stroke drug lead under development

Professor Glenn King of the University of Queensland is developing a new drug that could safe many lives and improve the outcome of strokes. The drug is derived from spider venom of a local Australian funelweb spider. Currently, stroke diagnosis in the hospital is required before drugs can be…

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Tuberculosis drug breakthrough on the horizon.

Tuberculosis drug breakthrough on the horizon.

Scientists from the Australian National University under the lead of CIPPS researcher Professor Colin Jackson have made a major breakthrough that could eventually lead to better treatment for tuberculosis, which is still one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Professor Jackson…

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