Navigation Links
Young researcher taking fight against global killer to the next level in Vietnam
Date:3/20/2012

An Australian scientist will bring effective screening for tuberculosis (TB) a step closer with his latest study in Vietnam- where he now lives and works.

We still don't know why only one in ten of the two billion people carrying the Mycobacteria tuberculosis bacterium become sick with tuberculosis (TB). But the disease kills more than one million people worldwide every year three every minute.

Centenary Institute researcher Dr Greg Fox is helping to find out by using a $150,000 grant from an anonymous benefactor to conduct a genetic study of TB patients and their families in Vietnam, a country where 290,000 people have TB and 54,000 die from it every single year.

The role of genes in the risk of contracting TB is thought to be about 30-40 per cent Greg wants to find out more.

"By studying the genetics of those who live in a country with high rates of TB, we can compare genetic differences between those affected by TB and those who aren't," Greg says, "This may one day allow us to screen those with a high likelihood of being exposed to TB."

Greg has worked with TB patients and their families in Vietnam for the past three years at the National Lung Hospital in Hanoi.

For this project and a range of other projects, Greg is collaborates with the National Lung Hospital in Hanoi and the Pham Ngoc Thac Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City as part of Vietnam's National Tuberculosis program.

His other research project, which will continue until 2014, is part of a $1.3m NHMRC-funded collaboration between Centenary and the Woolcock Institute that set up a controlled trial of active screening of TB patient's family members in 71 District Clinics in eight provinces across Vietnam.

This experience reminds Greg why he and Centenary have committed to strengthening both treatment and research efforts in the developing world.

"Being in Vietnam, with my wife and young son, I'm constantly reminded ab
'/>"/>

Contact: Suzie Graham
s.graham@centenary.org.au
61-418-683-166
Centenary Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Teaching about hearing can save young peoples ears
2. Monell scientist receives AchemS Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation
3. Sloan Research Fellowships awarded to 126 young scholars
4. Diabetes risk factors in young Sri Lankans much higher than previously thought
5. UF study: Rules may govern genome evolution in young plant species
6. Young women often fail to spot their weight gain
7. Nobel history illustrates gap in grants to young scientists
8. Damon Runyon grants Fellowship and Breakthrough Scientist awards to 21 top young scientists
9. Pitt: A shot of young stem cells made rapidly aging mice live longer and healthier
10. Young conservation biologist receives National Geographics 10,000th grant
11. New UC campus attraction will provide a unique, natural environment for the areas youngest learners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/12/2015)... MINNETONKA, Minn. , Aug. 12, 2015   ... that supports the entire spectrum of clinical research, is ... ™ , the company,s comprehensive SaaS-based eClinical technology platform, ... growth during the first two quarters of 2015.   ... and second largest quarters measured by contract value sold ...
(Date:8/11/2015)... Today, ZUK announced its Android smartphone Z1, featuring FPC,s touch ... 2015 that relate to sales of FPC1155 for this smartphone model ... for 2015. Jörgen Lantto, CEO of FPC, comments: " ... manufacturer in China and we are proud ... for Z1 , its first ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... BOSTON and TELTOW, Germany ... the 2015 Siggraph Conference, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) ... augmented reality , based on Epson,s Moverio ... eye tracking platform. With this new solution, unprecedented quality ... multi-modal, hands-free interaction with context-sensitive displays. For the first ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions Experiences Explosive Corporate Growth 2FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1155 in ZUK's Smartphone Z1 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 3
... Listed below are the selected highlights for the November 2012 ... . The November issue is available online at ... November 2012, Copyright 2012. Please feel free to ... ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS , An ex vivo model ...
... metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet ... PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it,s ... The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded ... It,s a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to ...
... researchers have discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging ... pathway,s activity also decreases inflammation. The finding offers ... disease, which is a major cause of illness and ... that target lung inflammation would be a big step ...
Cached Biology News:Genetics Society of America's GENETICS journal highlights for November 2012 2Genetics Society of America's GENETICS journal highlights for November 2012 3Genetics Society of America's GENETICS journal highlights for November 2012 4New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTC Market: ... Holding Company Limited (Biohaven), announced today that dosing ... BHV-0223, a glutamate modulating agent. Biohaven filed an ... obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ... holds 54% equity interest in Biohaven, a private ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the Company") today announced its results ... complete second quarter financial statements and MD&A have been filed on ... per shareThree-months ended , Six -months endedJune 30 , June 30 ... 2014 Revenue , 4,709 , 2,459 ... 1,656 , 56 , 3,188 , ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing ... growth for the three years through 2014. Being named to the Inc. 5000 list ... the country. , “We are thrilled to make the Inc. 5000 list for ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... Personalized Medicine, recently presented new data on the relationship of genetics and hypertension ... World Congress on Heart Disease in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event, which ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 4BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 2BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 3iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 3Proove Biosciences Presents Ground-Breaking Data on Genetics and Heart Disease at 20th World Congress on Heart Disease 2Proove Biosciences Presents Ground-Breaking Data on Genetics and Heart Disease at 20th World Congress on Heart Disease 3
... Jayne Garno, LSU associate professor of chemistry in the ... government,s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the ... Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE. ... a prestigious award. LSU is a rich environment for ...
... DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2010 Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the Lazard 7th Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 17, ... is being held at the St. Regis New York.  Steve ... provide an overview of Anadys and its clinical development programs. ...
... Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN ) today ... the post-approval supplement to the PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) Biologics ... manufacturing facility. Dendreon is requesting licensure for an ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review for ...
Cached Biology Technology:LSU’s Jayne Garno receives early career award from President 2Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Lazard Healthcare Conference 2Dendreon Submits Post-Approval Supplement to the PROVENGE Biologics License Application for New Jersey Manufacturing Facility 2
... Anti-PSD-95, clone K28/86.2, PDZ Domain ... Immunogen : GST fusion to residues ... 0.01M Tris pH 7.4, 0.075M NaCl ... routinely evaluated by immunoblot on rat ...
... • Small design specifically for western blots ... are specifically designed for staining western blots. ... 25 mm) of the disposable tray requires ... significant cost savings to the user. Pour ...
... software has been designed and created in ... biologist friendly genotyping analysis tool. We incorporated ... groups into the software. Their main requirements ... and low acquisition cost. GeneMarker can ...
...
Biology Products: