Posts Tagged ‘parasites’

Caitlin Wolfe responds to Ebola outbreak and schistosomiasis

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Caitlin Wolfe spent her summer responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conducting research for her dissertation on schistosomiasis in Senegal. On May 8, the Équateur province in the DRC reported confirmed laboratory cases of Ebola in the region. It only takes one […]

Rodent vs. Elephant: Does Size Impact Immunity?

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National Science Foundation grant supports USF researchers’ new study with Lowry Park Zoo USF researchers, the College of Public Health’s Dr. Rays H.J. Jiang, will soon expand on their recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology that finds an animal’s size and lifespan could impact how their immune system reacts to parasites. While the cost […]

International collaboration produces innovative weapon against parasites

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Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has embarked on a collaborative effort aimed at preventing the spread of intestinal parasites.   His new international and interdisciplinary collaboration has paired him with Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Selvaganapathy is Canada Research Chair […]

Public Health team to study control of malaria-related parasite growth with $2.1-million NIH grant

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Animal cells similar to those of humans contain a “control room,” called the centrosome, which regulates cell replication. Disrupt this core hub and you kill cell division. That is the simple idea behind a new five-year, $2.1-million National Institutes for Health grant recently awarded to the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health and the Florida […]