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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 …


GlycoNet joins industry leaders in Montreal

By Chardelle Prevatt  On September 19, GlycoNet scientists will join industry leaders in Montreal to debate the current and future state of glycomics and oncology …


GlycoNet receives library of carbohydrate compounds from AITF

By Chardelle Prevatt  The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is delighted to announce the strengthening of its collaboration with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF). GlycoNet has …

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New U of G Research Has Disease-Fighting Potential

Two new studies led by U of G researchers showing novel ways used by pathogens to make and attach protective cell coats might open a route to new drugs for penetrating those defences and treating often-serious infections.

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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.


Core services available with GlycoNet

Carbohydrate synthesis, glycan structure analysis, and library screening are the core services being offered by GlycoNet, in partnership with the Alberta Glycomics Centre.


CordenPharma gives collection of carbohydrate molecules

Partnership with CMO will allow GlycoNet researchers to work with a greater selection of oligosaccharides

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Taking on antibacterial resistance in the 21st century

A summary of GlycoNet Network Investigators Eric Brown and Gerard Wright’s recently published work “Antibacterial drug discovery in the resistance era”


New Training Initiatives Announced

The GlycoNet Trainee Association Executive Committee is established to discuss ways the Network can help support the next generation of Canadian glycomics scientists.

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Breaking down the protective armour of the mold Aspergillus fumigatus

Collaboration between two GlycoNet researchers has led to the discovery of a novel class of enzymes and an increased understanding of how to potentially fight a common and deadly fungal infection.

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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.


Dr. Todd Lowary wins ASTech Award

This award salutes an individual or team of individuals who have played a leadership role in and made a contribution to a scientific innovation or breakthrough.


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