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Cutting-edge research goes beyond skin deep

Finding that the skin of people with scleroderma makes a unique sugar, GlycoNet researcher Lisa Willis is developing a way to better identify those at high risk of disease progression.

Glycoengineering provides insight into new cancer immunotherapies

By remodelling sugars on cell surfaces, GlycoNet researchers aim to map the linkages between proteins in the immune system and sugars on cancer cells

Dr. Lori West

Redefining compatibility in organ transplantation

Applying a glycomics lens to the problem of organ donor-recipient compatibility, GlycoNet researcher Dr. Lori West is advancing the field of organ transplantation.

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The secret to healthy aging

It’s all about monitoring sugar – but not in the way you may think

Top 10 stories from GlycoNet in 2022

A spotlight on some of the most exciting glycomics innovations from the past year.

Op-ed: Glycomics research supports a cure for Type 2 diabetes from plants

GlycoNet scientists at UBC have found a plant compound that helps control blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Mariela Segura

Carbohydrate research in animal health supports Canadian economy

GlycoNet scientist Mariela Segura is developing glycomics-based solutions to improve livestock health.

GlycoNet start-up GlyCa Biosciences Inc. and Huron Innovation Inc. partner to improve prostate cancer detection

This partnership will launch the clinical trial of a new blood test to perfect early detection and diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer.

BioLab Business Magazine profile: GlycoNet facilitating glycomics research collaboration and innovation

A network serving the field of glycomics research provides a platform for connections and funding

A new research chair for dementia-causing diseases in children

Thanks to a large donation and the work of GlycoNet researcher and UdeM biochemist Alexey Pshezhetsky, the Elisa Linton Research Chair in Lysosomal Diseases will help treat Sanfilippo disease and similar genetic syndromes.

GlycoNet and Partners Invest $6.5 Million in Carbohydrate Research with One Health Focus

This investment will support state-of-the-art glycomics research that focuses on different aspects of One Health—human, animal and environmental health.

GlycoNet welcomes three new members to the Board of Directors

Janice Bailey, Jason Acker and Louise St-Onge have joined the GlycoNet Board of Directors

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