What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing fever Nov 2, 2018 While tick-borne relapsing fever previously has been thought to be a threat mainly to outdoor enthusiasts, a new study found that the infection is emerging in metropolitan regions of Texas.
Dr. María Elena Bottazzi honored for work on Chagas vaccine Jun 5, 2018 The Latin American nonprofit Fundación Carlos Slim has awarded Dr. María Elena Bottazzi the 2018 Research Trajectory Slim Health Award for her 20-year work developing vaccines for parasitic diseases.
Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 18, 2018 Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.
Hotez joins U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation board Feb 8, 2018 Dr. Peter Hotez was appointed as a representative to the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Board of Governors.
Schistosoma vaccine to enter Phase Ib clinical trial Jan 18, 2018 Researchers have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Phase Ib clinical trial for a Schistosomiasis vaccine in an endemic area of Brazil.
DoD funds cutaneous leishmaniasis vaccine development Sep 27, 2017 The National School of Tropical Medicine has received a $1.3 million contract from the Department of Defense to develop a vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Hookworms, poverty, poor sanitation linked in rural Alabama Sep 6, 2017 Problems with poor sanitation linked to extreme poverty also have resulted in a recurrence or persistence of hookworm infection in rural areas of Alabama
Baylor recruiting volunteers for chikungunya vaccine trial Aug 23, 2017 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are recruiting volunteers for a vaccine trial to test the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
Low vaccination rates in U.S. have economic, public health impact Jul 24, 2017 Examining case examples, researchers find even a small decline in vaccination rates across the United States could have significant public health and economic consequences.
Grant funds continued research for river blindness vaccine Jun 21, 2017 The grant will support the continuation of the international initiative TOVA – The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa – which was established in 2015 and is comprised of 13 world-renowned scientists and research centers.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at Baylor Jun 5, 2017 The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virus Apr 26, 2017 In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
Hotez recognized by Fortune Magazine as leader in healthcare Apr 25, 2017 Dr. Peter Hotez has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care.”
International Chagas Day draws attention to serious infection Apr 14, 2017 April 14 marks International Chagas Day, which signifies an important awareness day for those living with or concerned about Chagas disease, a chronic disease that is transmitted by kissing bugs.
Scientists assemble Zika virus mosquito genome from scratch Mar 23, 2017 A multi-institutional team has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkit Feb 22, 2017 The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblasts Jan 27, 2017 Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016 New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on women Sep 21, 2016 Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016 Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.