Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa

The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Authors: Poeta P, Silva V, Guedes A, Eduardo Pereira J, Cláudia Coelho A, Igrejas G Abstract Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease with a high mortality rate worldwide constituting a serious public health problem. The diagnostic methods commonly used by health professionals are slow and expensive and the results may take about sixty days which will cause a delay in administrating the most proper treatment to the patient, as well as increase health care costs and infection transmission possibility. Patients infected simultaneously with human immunodeficiency virus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis are ...
Source: Experimental Lung Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Exp Lung Res Source Type: research
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8OB03088J, PaperRodrigo Octavio M A de Souza, Renata Aguiar, Raquel A C Le ão, Leandro S M Miranda, C. Oliver Kappe, David Cantillo, Alejandro Mata Continuous-flow production of chiral intermediates plays an important role in the development of building blocks for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), being α-amino acids and their derivatives widely applied as building... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Savaş N, Barutcu G, Yeniçeri A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate results of purified protein derivates (PPD) test applied at the Tuberculosis Dispensary between 2012-2015 in Hatay, Turkey, where a large number of Syrian refugees have migrated since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. METHODS: PPD test records from the Electronic Tuberculosis Management System at the Tuberculosis Dispensary from 2012-2015 were analyzed based on nationality, age groups, BCG scar availability, and PPD reaction. The annual risk of tuberculosis infection (ARTI) was calculated based on years fo...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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Future Microbiology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Future Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The mpb64 gene fragment is highly expressed in the nucleus of pulmonary tuberculosis tissues. Its expression in the nucleus of pulmonary tuberculosis plus lung cancer tissue is significant and the expression in the nucleus of lung cancer tissue is also high. The expression of mpb64 is independent from the various pathological features of the cancerous tissues. Taken all together, we provided evidence for the correlation of M. tuberculosis L form and the occurrence of lung cancer. Thus, patients with a history of tuberculosis may be more likely to develop lung cancer than those without a history of tuberculosis...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
The objective of this paper is to study the optimal control problem for the fractional tuberculosis (TB) infection model including the impact of diabetes and resistant strains. The governed model consists of 14 fractional-order (FO) equations. Four control variables are presented to minimize the cost of interventions. The fractional derivative is defined in the Atangana-Baleanu-Caputo (ABC) sense. New numerical schemes for simulating a FO optimal system with Mittag-Leffler kernels are presented. These schemes are based on the fundamental theorem of fractional calculus and Lagrange polynomial interpolation. We introduce a s...
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India, Volume 75, Issue 1Author(s): Indranil Saha, Bobby PaulAbstractTuberculosis (TB), one of the oldest diseases known to mankind has become a notifiable disease. Public private mixes guidelines for TB programme managers had already been published by Central TB Division in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. One of the tremendous challenges that impede private sector involvement in TB care is delayed diagnosis, treatment of variable quality, surveillance, adherence monitoring, contact investigation, and outcome recording. The present article has ad...
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India, Volume 75, Issue 1Author(s): J.S.V. Soundarya, Uma Devi Ranganathan, Srikanth P. TripathyAbstractDespite the global efforts made to control tuberculosis (TB) and the large number of available new anti-TB drugs, TB still affects one-third of the world population. The conventional vaccine bacille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) shows varying efficacy in different populations, and there are safety issues in immunocompromised patients. Hence, there is an urgent requirement for a new and better TB vaccine candidate than BCG. There are several alternate...
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Pichia pastoris (syn. Komagataella phaffii) is one of the most highly utilized eukaryotic expression systems for the production of heterologous glycoproteins, being able to perform both N- and O-mannosylation. In...
Source: Microbial Cell Factories - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH Source Type: research
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