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Team lands NIH funds to examine tuberculosis and metabolism

…the National Institutes of Health to examine factors that make people susceptible to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis and to discover new treatment strategies. The project is a component of one of four recently announced Tuberculosis Research Units (TBRU), funded with a total of up to $105.3 million over seven years from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The number of people getting sick or dying from T…

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Immunology professor lands national honor for TB research

…AAAS records is one of 24 current Fellows from CSU, was lauded by the association for his “insights into latent tuberculosis” in the association’s citation. That’s a topic on which Orme has been swimming against the current. Conventional thinking holds that TB bacteria is asleep, or turned off, in the lung cells of those who have been exposed to TB but haven’t developed the disease. But Orme has argued that the bacteria are actually surviving out…

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Students compete with research in health, medicine

…ndidate, pathology Project: Reversal of phenotypic and intrinsic antimicrobial drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis with 2-aminoimadazole based small molecule adjuvants Advisor: Dr. Randall Basaraba, professor of mycobacterial pathology The infectious disease tuberculosis is a leading cause of death around the world. Joen aims to use small molecule compound adjuvants to overcome the antibiotic resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Th…

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Biosafety director earns acclaim for securing research pathogens

…ng significant global diseases. These diseases – often affecting people, animals and plants worldwide – include tuberculosis, dengue fever, West Nile virus, malaria, plague, rabies, rice diseases and many others. Among other duties, Ellis helps prevent exposure to materials that are held in Biosafety Level 3 labs and could pose a threat to animal and human health. This laboratory space reflects the highest Biosafety Level at CSU and is mainly at…

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International climate change experts converge on CSU Monday

…to elevated levels of a gas associated with climate change. For Orme, whose specialty is not climate change but tuberculosis research, seeing those towers and listening to HIE researchers was eye-opening. “You sit in a room with these people and you get the impression that we are in trouble,” said Orme, who wrote an opinion piece about the experience for the Fort Collins Coloradoan. ‘World-class’ experiments “We’ll be hearing from the…

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Researcher: Fight malaria with deadly mosquito meals

…on Over the past decade, CSU has received 37 grants totaling about $14.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a variety of research projects, including studies targeting tuberculosis, another globally devastating infectious disease. Earlier this year, the Gates Foundation funded a CSU effort to develop a diagnostic breath test for TB. Jeff Dodge contributed to this report….

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Prion studies shed light on neurological illness

…h, Mathiason said. “I feel fortunate. A lot of people don’t get that experience, and I think it’s been very helpful,” she said. “You can be a late bloomer in life – don’t give up.” Read more: Toxicologist probes role of dry beans and rice bran in preventing heart disease and cancer Students compete with research into tuberculosis, heart disease, cancer, infertility, and more…

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Dry beans and rice bran: Can they prevent disease?

…an said. “I feel pretty excited about the efficiency of my lab, the money we have received to do exciting work, and what we’ve been able to accomplish with it so far.” Read more: Prion studies yield insights into chronic wasting disease and human neurological illnesses Students compete with research into tuberculosis, heart disease, cancer, infertility, and more…

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Leprosy maintains stubborn hold through unexpected buddy system

…rch Laboratories. The labs are renowned for research to discover new diagnostics, therapies and preventions for tuberculosis and leprosy, diseases caused by mycobacterial pathogens that infect humans and animals. A new explanation for transmission The team’s discovery could help explain why the number of global leprosy cases hovers around 200,000 per year, with endemic pockets of disease in about 15 developing countries, according to the World He…

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