School of Tropical Medicine News

Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefaliaYesterday
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionYesterday
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing feverNov 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 vaccineJun 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 SciencesApr 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 boardFeb 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 trialJan 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 AlabamaSep 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 trialAug 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.