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Researcher: Stewart, NJ (Dr Niall Stewart)

Fields of Research

Pharmaceutical sciences
Central nervous system
Veterinary epidemiology
Wildlife and habitat management
Veterinary immunology
Respiratory diseases
Cellular immunology
Preventative health care
Veterinary sciences
Veterinary bacteriology
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Analytical biochemistry
Animal immunology
Applied immunology (incl. antibody engineering, xenotransplantation and t-cell therapies)
Conservation and biodiversity
Immunogenetics (incl. genetic immunology)
Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Medical bacteriology
Geriatrics and gerontology
Tumour immunology
Freshwater ecology
Innate immunity
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Veterinary pathology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Other environmental management
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Terrestrial biodiversity
Marine biodiversity
Preventive medicine
Fisheries - aquaculture
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Veterinary pharmaceutical products
Veterinary diagnostics
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
Other health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

In-vitro suppression of IL-6 and IL-8 release from human pulmonary epithelial cells by non-anticoagulant fraction of enoxaparin; PLoS One
A comparison of PCB, DDT and Lindane in tailfat lipid of healthy Tasmanian platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), and platypuses suffering from ulcerative mycosis; XXVIII Societas Internationalis Limnologiae Congress (International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology)
Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in Tasmanian platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus); Environmental Pollution
Current research on ulcerative mycosis and related studies; Australian Mammalogy
Disease conditions and subclinical infections of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Distribution, prevalence and persistence of mucormycosis in Tasmanian platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus); Australian Journal of Zoology
Genetic variation in PBMC-produced IFN-γ and TNF-α associations with relapse in multiple sclerosis; Journal of The Neurological Sciences
Hematologic, Plasma Biochemical, and Other Indicators of the Health of Tasmanian Platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus): Predictors of Mucormycosis; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Heparins in ulcerative colitis: proposed and potential reasons for inconsistent clinical outcomes; Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Identification of pro-and anti-proliferative oligosaccharides of heparins; Integrative Biology
Interferon-β and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D interact to modulate relapse risk in MS; Neurology
Isolation of Mucor circinelloides from a case of ulcerative mycosis of platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), and a comparison of the response of Mucor circinelloides and Mucor amphibiorum to different culture temperatures; Medical Mycology
Marsupials and Eutherians reunited: genetic evidence for the Theria hypothesis of mammalian evolution; Mammalian Genome
Mitogen-induced responses in lymphocytes from platypus, the Tasmanian devil and the eastern barred bandicoot; Australian Veterinary Journal
Modulating effects of WT1 on interferon-β-vitamin D association in MS; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Monotreme IGF2 expression and ancestral origin of genomic imprinting; Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular Development & Evolution)
Non-anticoagulant derivatives of heparin for the management of asthma: distant dream or close reality?; Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs: Authoritative Analysis of Randd Trends
Non-anticoagulant fractions of enoxaparin suppress inflammatory cytokine release from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of allergic asthmatic individuals; PLoS One
Occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in Tasmania; Australian Veterinary Journal
Opposing effects of low molecular weight heparins on the release of inflammatory cytokines from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of asthmatics; PLoS One
Orally Administered Enoxaparin Ameliorates Acute Colitis by Reducing Macrophage-Associated Inflammatory Responses; PLoS One
Possible differences in pathogenicity between cane toad-, frog- and platypus-derived isolates of Mucor amphibiorum, and a platypus-derived isolate of Mucor circinelloid; Medical Mycology
Recent research on ulcerative mycosis of platypuses: epidemiological interpretations; Veterinary Conservation Biology Wildlife Health and Management in Australia
Sputum neutrophils in cystic fibrosis patients display a reduced respiratory burst; Journal of Cystic Fibrosis
Stimulated PBMC-produced IFN-γ and TNF-α are associated with altered relapse risk in multiple sclerosis: Results from a prospective cohort study; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Synergetic and antagonistic effects of combined calcitriol and interferon-β treatment on cytokine production by stimulated PBMCs; Journal of Neuroimmunology
The in vitro production of sphaerule-like bodies in platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) derived and toad (Bufo marinus)-derived cultures of Mucor amphibiorum, and a platypus-derived culture of Mucor circinelloides; Australian Mammalogy
The effect of season on cytokine expression in multiple sclerosis and healthy subjects; Journal of Neuroimmunology
The epidemiology of ulcerative mycosis of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus
The epidemiology of ulcerative mycosis of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus
The use of the western blot technique for the detection of antibodies to M. amphibiorum, the causative agent of ulcerative mycosis in Tasmania; Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Ulcerative mycosis of platypus; Microbes to the Max
Variations in residues of persistent organic pollutants in a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at consecutive samplings; Australian Veterinary Journal
Weekly cholecalciferol supplementation results in significant reductions in infection risk among the vitamin D deficient: results from the CIPRIS pilot RCT; BMC Nutrition
What do serological responses in platypuses against Mucor spp really mean?; Veterinary Conservation Biology Wildlife Health and Management in Australia

Research Projects

A double-blind randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of 20,000 IU/wk cholecalciferol in reducing respiratory tract infection in a cohort of healthy young adults; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Do mediators produced by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa prevent the immune system from 'switching off' in cystic fibrosis sufferers?; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Mucor Amphibiorum Infection of Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in Tasmania - What is the Threat to Platypus and Other Wildlife?; Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd (NS Pty Ltd)
Novel molecules of heparin for the management of asthma; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Platypus Partnership - A Community and Science-based Conservation Programme; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
The Cholecalciferol Intervention to Prevent Respiratory Infections Study (CIPRIS); The Select Foundation (SelF)
The effect of vitamin D and Interferon-beta on the immune response; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
The relationship between Immunoglobulin E (IgE), disease severity and the immune response in multiple sclerosis; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
The role of Vitamin D and its receptor in the action of T regulatory cells, a set of cells important in the prevention of autoimmune diseases; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Vitamin D and the immune response in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and healthy subjects; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Niall Stewart - Discretionary Account - Non-research income

Research Candidate Supervision

Anti-Asthmatic Activity of Heparin
Therapeutic Potential of Heparin in the Management of Ulcerative Colitis