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Tags: Cells and Disease

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.6 million to University of Georgia researcher, Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, and his team to advance new drugs to treat African Trypanosomiasis, also known as HAT or African sleeping sickness. The UGA-led team has developed a drug that has cured HAT in mice. "HAT is a disease of poverty,” says Dr. Mensa-Wilmot, ”so there is little incentive, understandably, for large pharmaceutical industries to be…
Tags: Cells and Disease
Congratulations to Jena Chojnowski, of the Lauderdale lab, who recently received a research grant from The Knights Templar Eye Foundation. The grant is sponsored by The Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar, an organization that provides grants that specialize in Pediatric Opthalmology. The mission of the Foundation is to provide assistance to those who face loss of sight due to the need for surgical treatment, and to provide funds for…
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Congratulations to Justin Fellows, of the Striepen Lab, for being awarded a highly competitive two-year fellowship from the American Heart Association. Justin studies the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which chronically infects about 20% of the U.S. population. He studies the mechanism by which essential proteins are imported into the apicoplast, which is a promising drug target.
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UGA has a long history of conducting groundbreaking health and medical research. From behavioral health to advanced stem cell therapy, UGA researchers are on the front lines of the fight against obesity, diabetes, and infectious diseases. Faculty members are leaders in biological research, contributing to the development of new diagnostics, treatments, vaccines and cures. University of Georgia biomedical scientists work to understand the factors…
Tags: Cells and Disease, Cells in Infection and Immunity
Professor Roberto Docampo has been awarded Argentina’s RAICES [ROOTS] Prize, an award established to recognize Argentinian born scientists working abroad who have promoted ties that strengthen science and technology initiatives in Argentina. Docampo was recognized for his dedication to training Argentine fellows and for welcoming Argentine collaborators to his lab over the years. Docampo has received several Fogarty International Collaboration…
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Researchers at the University of Georgia will soon begin a study designed to identify new ways of determining treatment efficacy in Chagas disease, a potentially fatal tropical disease that infects approximately 8 million people worldwide.
Tags: Cells and Disease, Cells in Infection and Immunity
In 1906, when Alois Alzheimer discovered the neurodegenerative disease that would later be named for him, he saw amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside the brain.
Tags: Cells and Disease, Cell Structure and Function
The Franklin Chronicles' July Faculty In The News page includes an Online Athens article about a Miami family's fundraising for Associate Professor Jim Lauderdale's aniridia research.
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Natalia Starostina and Edward Kipreos discover a new mechanism that controls cell movement and that may play an important role in tumor metastasis.
Tags: Kipreos, Starostina, Cells and Disease
A disease called toxoplasmosis is considered to be a leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet scientists have struggled to understand how Apicomplexan parasites that cause toxoplasmosis and numerous other diseases divide and grow.
Tags: Striepen, Toxoplasma, Cells and Disease, Cells in Infection and Immunity

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