Topic: Tuberculosis

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Dec. 22, 2011

Developing a simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is the goal of a University of Texas at Austin chemist, whose project just received a $1.6 million point-of-care diagnostics grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health, an initiative created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Undergraduates study H1N1 at U.S.-Mexico border

April 15, 2010

Microbiology undergraduates Sami Miller and Kelly Broussard traveled to Brownsville to research tuberculosis alongside the world's foremost disease detectives, Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch.

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University of Texas at Austin Student Wins Marshall Scholarship

Nov. 18, 2009

Grace Eckhoff, an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Marshall Scholar, one of 40 scholars from across the nation who earned the scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom.

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Resistance Fighter

April 6, 2009

Grace Eckhoff, a junior in biology and Plan II, talks about her experience in the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI), in the laboratory of biochemist Andy Ellington, and the tools it provided her for creating a study on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Afghanistan.

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Researchers work featured in N.Y. Times

Jan. 10, 2008
Researchers work featured in N.Y. Times

In the disease-scarred bones of a Homo erectus from Turkey, scientists have found evidence of a peril that human ancestors encountered in their migrations out of Africa: tuberculosis.

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