Category: Research Highlight

Disassembling bacteria’s protective walls

Disassembling bacteria’s protective walls

A multidisciplinary team of GlycoNet investigators is making strides towards taking down drug-resistant bacteria By Alexandria Daum A bacterial or fungal infection is difficult enough to treat, but when these infections form protective biofilms, it makes them even more stubborn. Now, the solution being explored by GlycoNet scientists is to prevent the biofilm from forming […]

Pharmacological chaperones: A promising new treatment for genetic diseases

Pharmacological chaperones: A promising new treatment for genetic diseases

Potential applications for Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease By Alexandria Daum Every protein in a cell is sorted in the endoplasmic reticulum before it moves to other parts of the cell – think of it as a mailroom for proteins. If a piece of mail is missing an address, it’s thrown in the garbage. The […]

GlycoNet researchers discover enzymes that can aid pulmonary infections and chronic wounds

GlycoNet researchers discover enzymes that can aid pulmonary infections and chronic wounds

GlycoNet Network Investigator Dr. Lynne Howell and her team at The Hospital for Sick Children are developing new methods to break down the wall that protects bacteria against current therapeutic interventions.

Avoiding neutrophil traps: How an invasive fungus defeats the mammalian immune response

Avoiding neutrophil traps: How an invasive fungus defeats the mammalian immune response

GlycoNet researcher Donald Sheppard, from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues set out to explore features that could facilitate infection by A. fumigatus as compared with less pathogenic Aspergillus species.

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