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Postdoc gets $51,000 NIH grant to study parasite

Jessica Lopes da Rosa-Spiegler, a postdoctoral research fellow in biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, received $51,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study Trypanosoma brucei, a parasite that infects humans and cattle in certain parts of Africa....

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Postdoc awarded $110,000 NIH grant to study mosquito reproductive hormones

Kevin Vogel, a postdoctoral associate in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' entomology department, received $110,000 from the National Institutes of Health. The funding is part of a two-year grant to study reproductive hormones in mosquitos. Mosquitos transmit several major human diseases, including malaria...

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$1.1M NIH grant to study effectiveness of elephantiasis drugs

UGA researchers have been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine how two commonly administered drug combinations work to remove larvae from the bloodstream of people infected with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis....

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Professor receives Brazilian award to train infectious disease researchers

UGA geneticist Jessica Kissinger recently received a Brazilian Special Visiting Professor Award from Brazil's national science research agency, the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, as part of its "Science Without Borders" program. The award will help Kissinger and her South American colleagues expand...

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