Author: Donna Huber

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In the News: Ynes Ortega’s work on Cyclospora is featured

[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]Ynes Ortega's work on the pathogen Cyclospora cayetanensis is featured in Vegetable Growers News, Produce Processing, and Food Safety News.[/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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Fall 2020 Newsletter

[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]Learn about our research activities, faculty honors, new grants, and trainees from the summer and fall. [button size='large' style='' text='Read Now' icon='' icon_color='BA0C2F' link='http://ctegd.uga.edu/docs/ctegd/newsletter_Dec_2020_video.pdf' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='center' margin=''] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id="News recent...

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Roberto Docampo

Different Sensitivity of Control and MICU1- and MICU2-Ablated Trypanosoma cruzi Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Complex to Ruthenium-Based Inhibitors

The mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake in trypanosomatids shares biochemical characteristics with that of animals. However, the composition of the mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter complex (MCUC) in these parasites is quite peculiar, suggesting lineage-specific adaptations. In this work, we compared the inhibitory activity of ruthenium red (RuRed) and Ru360, the...

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Rick Tarleton elected AAAS 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] [caption id="attachment_6140" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo credit: Andrew Tucker[/caption] University of Georgia researcher Rick Tarleton has been elected as a 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow by the AAAS Council “for distinguished contributions to the...

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Rick Tarleton

Stronger, less frequent treatments could cure Chagas disease [video]

[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][vc_video link='https://youtu.be/t5aNtmZON6o'] Video by UGA Research Communications Read more about the study.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id="News recent post"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Jessica Kissinger

Jessica Kissinger elected ASTMH 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] [caption id="attachment_4775" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jessica Kissinger (Photo by Peter Frey)[/caption] University of Georgia geneticist Jessica Kissinger has been elected a 2020 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Fellow. Kissinger is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Genetics, part of...

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Pat Lammie

Towards a comprehensive research and development plan to support the control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases

[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]To maximise the likelihood of success, global health programmes need repeated, honest appraisal of their own weaknesses, with research undertaken to address any identified gaps. There is still much to be learned to optimise work against neglected...

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Chris West

The nucleocytosolic O-fucosyltransferase Spindly affects protein expression and virulence in Toxoplasma gondii

[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]Once considered unusual, nucleocytoplasmic glycosylation is now recognized as a conserved feature of eukaryotes. While in animals O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) modifies thousands of intracellular proteins, the human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii transfers a different sugar, fucose, to proteins involved in transcription,...

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Rick Tarleton

Outbreak News Today Interviews Rick Tarleton

[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]Recently, Dr. Rick Tarleton was interviewed by Outbreak News Today about his recently published study in Science Translational Medicine. [button size='large' style='' text='Listen Now' icon='' icon_color='BA0C2F' link='http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-treatment-research-with-rick-tarleton-phd-81114/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin=''][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column...

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Pat Lammie

Diagnostics and the neglected tropical diseases roadmap: setting the agenda for 2030

[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]Accurate and reliable diagnostic tools are an essential requirement for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) programmes. However, the NTD community has historically underinvested in the development and improvement of diagnostic tools, potentially undermining the successes achieved over the...

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