This month the Institute spoke with scholar Gautam Dantas, associate professor of pathology and immunology, and biomedical engineering, in the School of Medicine. Can you describe what you mean by “soil bacteria,” and some of the things you’ve discovered that make soil bacteria different from other bacteria? Drug-resistant bacteria represent a major public health threat. […]
One of the most positive features of the current era of HIV, particularly in the Western world, is the fact that patients are aging successfully. In the 1980s, when the disease was first recognized, the average survival after someone was given a diagnosis of AIDS was approximately two years; indeed, on average, the interval between […]
Studies have shown that efforts to improve malnutrition in resource-poor areas can be impacted by water quality and hygiene conditions. In Haiti, only one in five people have access to a sanitary toilet, and more than 40% lack access to clean water.
A new diagnostic test for a worm infection that can lead to severe enlargement and deformities of the legs and genitals is far more sensitive than the currently used test.
Researchers share insights to offer a deeper insight into their experiences in the field of maternal/child health.
Severely malnourished children are far more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with a therapeutic peanut-butter-based food than children who are simply treated with the therapeutic food alone.