The University of Newcastle, Australia

NHMRC funding success 2016

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Associate Professor Jodie Simpson has been awarded more than $698,000 in NHMRC Project Grant funding commencing in 2016 for her research project Galectin-3 and phagocyte function in severe asthma.

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About the project

Asthma, a major chronic inflammatory disease affects more than 2 million Australians. Neutrophilic severe asthma is not responsive to current therapies. We have recently made a significant advance in understanding neutrophilic asthma, reporting low levels of a protein called galectin-3 (gal-3). In this project we will explore the role of gal-3 its effect on the resolution of inflammation. This study will result significantly advance the knowledge of the mechanisms of neutrophilic severe asthma.

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