Turmeric could spice up malaria therapy

A Centenary researcher is off to New Delhi to study the impact on cerebral malaria of the major ingredient of turmeric, curcumin.

Dr Saparna Pai has been awarded an Australian Academy of Science Early-Career Australia-India Fellowship to investigate curcumin’s action on immune cells during malaria infection. The Fellowships were announced by the Academy during the visit to India of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

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Oz research of note, 9 January, 2012

A friendly sugar to fight diabetes; wires just four atoms wide; and debunking the “famous and dead at 27” curse are just some of the interesting stories that emerged from Australian research published in the last week. Find other stories below.

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