School of Tropical Medicine News
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.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika study Jun 30, 2016 The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.
Expert suggests new standards in child health as result of Zika Jun 20, 2016 The full pediatric neurological and psychiatric impact of Zika virus infection will take time to sort out and may not be fully realized for years, Dr. Peter Hotez explains in new JAMA Pediatrics editorial.
Tropical medicine expert identifies two-pronged strategy to tackle spread of Zika virus Jan 28, 2016 Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine has identified two important steps to take to prevent the Zika virus from spreading through the Americas.