Author: Donna Huber

Chet Joyner and Dennis Kyle

UGA researchers developing new models for malaria drug development and testing

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_6923" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CTEGD member Chet Joyner and CTEGD director Dennis Kyle receive a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for malaria drug development and testing[/caption] Two UGA researchers are working to make it easier...

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Dan Colley

Unprotected water sources and low latrine coverage are contributing factors to persistent hotspots for schistosomiasis in western Kenya

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Background: Evidence indicates that whereas repeated rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) programs have reduced schistosomiasis prevalence to appreciable levels in some communities referred to here as responding villages (R). However, prevalence has remained high or less than...

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Belen Cassera

Researchers to test drug candidates to treat malaria

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]by Donna Huber [caption id="attachment_6909" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Belen Cassera is leading a research team that will test two new drugs for the treatment of malaria. The team's work will be funded by a $3.7 million grant from the...

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Michael Strand

Key to Controlling Mosquitoes May Reside in Their Gut Microbiota (Growing America)

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Mike Strand's recently published study is featured in this article at Growing America.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id="News recent post"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Brain-eating amoeba: Where are infections most common, and who is at risk? (NXSTTV)

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Dennis Kyle is quoted in this Nexstar article about Naegleria fowleri.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id="News recent post"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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M. Belen Cassera

Cassera named summer 2021 Innovation Fellow

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] by Ashley Crain [caption id="attachment_6805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Belen Cassera (Submitted photo)[/caption] Associate professor Belen Cassera is one step closer to introducing her research to the marketplace. Having spent the summer as UGA’s newest Innovation Fellow, Cassera has learned a lot about how to...

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Ale Villegas and Vasant Muralidharan

Ph.D. candidate Ale Villegas and advisor Vasant Muralidharan receive Gilliam Graduate Fellowship Award

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_6635" align="aligncenter" width="600"] PhD Candidate Ale Villegas and Advisor Dr. Vasant Muralidharan (Photo Courtesy of Vasant Muralidharan)[/caption] Malaria’s connection to Georgia goes back to the colonial period. The Southeastern United States provided prime conditions for a thriving...

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Hajduk Stephen

Turnover of Variant Surface Glycoprotein in Trypanosoma brucei Is a Bimodal Process

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]African trypanosomes utilize glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) to evade the host immune system. VSG turnover is thought to be mediated via cleavage of the GPI anchor by endogenous GPI-specific phospholipase C (GPI-PLC). However, GPI-PLC is...

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Evaluation of the in vitro susceptibility of various filarial nematodes to emodepside

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Filariae are vector-borne nematodes responsible for an enormous burden of disease. Human lymphatic filariasis, caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori, and onchocerciasis (caused by Onchocerca volvulus) are neglected parasitic diseases of major public health...

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Don Harn

Delayed treatment with the immunotherapeutic LNFPIII ameliorates multiple neurological deficits in a pesticide-nerve agent prophylactic mouse model of Gulf War Illness

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Residual effects of the 1990-1991 Gulf War (GW) still plague veterans 30 years later as Gulf War Illness (GWI). Thought to stem mostly from deployment-related chemical overexposures, GWI is a disease with multiple neurological symptoms with likely...

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