HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Visiting African scientists collaborate with MBL scientists on infectious diseases

Over the next few months, two African scientists will be collaborating with researchers in the MBL's Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution to help further the world's understanding of infectious diseases, which are responsible for one third of all human deaths each year.

The visiting scientists, called the Ellison Visiting Scholars, are here to take advantage of the Bay Paul Center's Global Infectious Diseases Program (GID). The Ellison program provides scientists studying infectious diseases, from both developed and under-developed countries, access to the Bay Paul Center's cutting-edge facilities and expertise in using molecular biology, molecular evolution, biochemistry, genetics, and bioinformatics--all of which are helping scientists better understand infectious diseases.

The African scholars will also share their first-hand knowledge of the impact infectious diseases have in their home countries, and will develop strategies with MBL scientists to combat these diseases. One important pathogen studied by the visiting scholars in the GID program is the African trypanosome. This vicious parasite causes human sleeping sickness, a fatal disease that has reemerged as a major health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Gustave Simo, from Cameroon, will be at the MBL from now through mid-September. Henrietta Awobobe, from Nigeria, will arrive mid-September to spend three months in the GID laboratory. The Ellison Visiting Scholars Program brings 10 scientists, from around the world, to the Bay Paul Center annually. This program is funded by The Ellison Medical Foundation of Bethesda, Maryland.


'"/>

Contact: Gina Hebert
ghebert@mbl.edu
508-289-7725
Marine Biological Laboratory
24-Aug-2004


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Dr. Robert C. Gallo to Collaborate with Visiting Israeli Scientist on Promising HIV Vaccine Research at Marylands Institute of Human Virology
2. Touching effects: Visiting plants in the field may alter their future
3. Genetic mutation linked to more aggressive breast cancer found more often in African-Americans
4. More aggressive breast cancer tumors found in African American women
5. Colorectal cancer rates in African Americans equal with insurance parity
6. East African artifacts support evolution of symbolic thinking in Middle Stone Age
7. Whites, African-Americans better rate medical care experiences when seeing same-race physicians
8. Team approach works better to reduce blood pressure in African-American men
9. Does a new hypothesis help explain higher levels of hypertension among African-Americans?
10. African American teen mothers have greater risk for low birth weight and premature babies
11. Lake ecosystem critical to East African food supply is threatened by climate change

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2019)... ... 2019 , ... According to the World Health Organization , over a ... chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis (or "trich") and syphilis. And that’s not counting HIV. , ... accounted for the largest number of HIV diagnoses (9,807), followed by Hispanic/Latino men (7,436) ...
(Date:6/18/2019)... , ... June 18, 2019 , ... ... learning cloud solutions, today introduced Data Science Workstations-as-a-Service as part of its dedicated, ... from BOXX Technologies, Cirrascale Data Science Workstations feature NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ GPUs for ...
(Date:6/14/2019)... , ... June 14, 2019 , ... Molecular diagnostics segment ... to be $8,760 million in 2019. Major segments that are expected to drive ... all broken out and forecasted as segments in Kalorama’s The World Molecular Diagnostics ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... ... For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy, radiation and ... led to the advent of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy, which ... The CAR enables the final product to produce chemicals in the hopes that the ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... May 30, 2019 , ... ... demonstrate an efficient delivery system for the sustained release of human placental stem ... gel system was able to deliver CM into the injured kidney, where it ...
(Date:5/15/2019)... RIVER FALLS, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... May 16, ... ... uniform oil and water mixtures. As a result, food and beverage products rely ... However, today, consumers demand more natural sounding label declarations. This paradigm shift triggers ...
(Date:5/7/2019)... ... May 06, 2019 , ... "The new Liquid Nitrogen Best ... being asked to store cellular products being used in adoptive therapy research ... world leaders, who have shared their expertise in building and managing facilities to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: