School of Tropical Medicine News

As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virusApr 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 healthcareApr 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 infectionApr 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 scratchMar 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 toolkitFeb 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 trophoblastsJan 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 womenSep 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.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika studyJun 30, 2016
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.