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Unearthing the Potential of Soil Bacteria

March 30, 2015

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. […]

April 09

Global Health & Infectious Disease Trainee Oral Symposium

1 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
McDonnell Sciences Bldg, Erlanger, Medical Campus
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Aging with HIV

March 19, 2015

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 […]

April 10

Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus
April 11

Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine Symposium

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus
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Evaluating Water Quality in Haiti

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.

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April 20

A Multi-Stage Malaria Vaccine

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
FLTC, Holden Auditorium, Medical Campus
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Better Detection for Elephantiasis Worm Infection

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.

Maternal-Child Health Researchers Offer Their Insights

March 26, 2014

Researchers share insights to offer a deeper insight into their experiences in the field of maternal/child health.

April 21

Ebola Vaccines: A Rapid Response

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Danforth Campus
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Antibiotics Cut Death Rates for Malnourished Kids

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.