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Venoms to drugs: translating venom peptides into human therapeutics [ 2018 - 2022 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1136889]

Researchers: Prof Glenn King (Principal investigator)

Brief description Many disorders of the nervous system, including chronic pain, epilepsy and the neuronal degeneration suffered following a stroke, result from malfunction of channels that ferry ions across neuronal cell membranes. There are very few drugs available for treating these disorders and they often have debilitating side-effects. We are developing potent and selective modulators of these ion channels as the next-generation of safe and effective analgesic, anti-epileptic, and neuroprotective drugs.

Funding Amount $AUD 785,383.55

Funding Scheme Research Fellowships

Notes Research Fellowship

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