Will worms help us eat bread? Using helminth secretions to treat Autoimmune diseases.

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1. Please provide a short summary of your research, project or technology.

My research identifies and chemically synthesises molecules that have been secreted by the hookworm in the gut, as potential therapeutic treatment for autoimmune diseases (AD), such as Coeliac Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Type-1 Diabetes. Around 5% of Australian suffers from autoimmune diseases. This number will continue to increase with the development of Western civilisation. It is believed that we have become 'too clean' and the decrease of infectious burden our ancestors once possessed (like parasites), is hypothesised to increase our susceptibility to allergies and AD. Currently, I have identified two molecules that appear to decrease inflammatory cells in human blood and provide protection to diseased mice from inflammation. By exploring the effects of these particular peptides, I am hoping to increase our understanding of AD and potentially produce a drug for treatment to Queensland patients that are affected by these diseases.

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Jonathon Hewitt
almost 2 years ago

Amazing work! Good luck!

Sue Webb
almost 2 years ago

Really brilliant work and such a great area to study. Good luck with the research and the prize

Severine Navarro
almost 2 years ago

Fantastic job Taylor! So proud of you!

Atik Susianto
almost 2 years ago

Great job! Good luck!

Adriana Hui-Kona
almost 2 years ago

Amazing work! Good luck Taylor!

Kristina Radovanovic
almost 2 years ago

Good luck Taylor!! Amazing work!!

Melissa Stokes
almost 2 years ago

Amazing work Taylor! Best of luck!

Joshua Armstrong
almost 2 years ago

Great work Taylor! Good luck with your research

Kerri Clark
almost 2 years ago

Love your work Taylor.

Dean Blake
almost 2 years ago

Good luck Taylor

Clare Van Dorssen
almost 2 years ago

Yes girl! Great research and great researcher!

Tammy Desanto
almost 2 years ago

Fantastic keep up the great work.

Rachael Ryan
almost 2 years ago

It's a fantastic project. Good luck!

Tom WATKINS
almost 2 years ago

Awesome work Taylor!

Paula Maidens
almost 2 years ago

you are amazing!

Natasha Mclachlan
almost 2 years ago

Fantastic Taylor , good luck

Ellie Price
almost 2 years ago

what amazing research! I look forward to seeing the results!!!

Jack Smallwood
almost 2 years ago

Awesome project!!

Jamie Kutasovic
almost 2 years ago

Great work Taylor!!

Marni Hewitt
almost 2 years ago

祝你好运

Taylor Smallwood
almost 2 years ago

Thank you everyone for your support! I really appreciate it!

Daniel Russell
almost 2 years ago

Great work , make a difference in life .

Coby Tomlins
almost 2 years ago

So proud!! Xxx

Sarah Tell
almost 2 years ago

Amazing work Taylor xxx

Hilary Arundale
almost 2 years ago

Wonderful work, Taylor!

Leiha Heap
almost 2 years ago

This is amazing Taylor!

Lily Jenkins
almost 2 years ago

Good luck Taylor! Incredible work you are doing!

Lewis Courtney
almost 2 years ago

Great stuff Taylor, I know a number of people this could potentially help. Goodluck

Sandra Granger
almost 2 years ago

This is brilliant Taylor, so many will benefit from your hard work and dedication. Good luck!

Alan Ripoll
almost 2 years ago

Congratulations and more success!

Belinda Johnstone
almost 2 years ago

Hey Taylor, I’m a friend of Bec’s :)
You girls do such awesome work!! Wishing you the best of luck!! Xoxo

Orela Wickham
almost 2 years ago

Great work Taylor!

Laura Hyyti
almost 2 years ago

Great work sis! So proud of you me wormgirl! ;) <3

Nigel Deeming
almost 2 years ago

Congratulations Taylor keep up the great work.

jacqueline Burrows
almost 2 years ago

An Amazing and enthusiastic researcher
Keep up the good work Taylor
I want to see you win

Jason Lew
almost 2 years ago

All the best Taylor!

Laura Dodds
almost 2 years ago

You go glen coco!!

Angela Trieu
almost 2 years ago

Great work Taylor. Good luck!

Ignacio Keil
almost 2 years ago

Keep up the good work taylor! best of luck!

Corey Smith
almost 2 years ago

Well done and Good Luck!

Rajiv Khanna
almost 2 years ago

Wow!!! amazing project. Good luck

Terry Griffin
almost 2 years ago

Another brilliant Queenslander doing much needed research! Go Taylor!

Taylor Smallwood
almost 2 years ago

Thank you guys! Happy international women's day!

Ellie Rickman
almost 2 years ago

Good luck!

Suzanne Mcmillan
almost 2 years ago

Great work Taylor!

Shyuan Ngo
almost 2 years ago

Really interesting research!

Abigail Langford
almost 2 years ago

This is amazing! Good luck taylor! ❤️

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