All articles related to "Immunology and Infectious Diseases":

Where do we stand in the fight against AIDS?

More than 23,000 delegates from over 195 countries are gathered this week (July 22-27, 2012) in Washington, D.C., for the XIX International AIDS Conference. Richard G. Marlink, Beal Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard School of…

Bird flu research needs broader discussion

HSPH infectious disease expert Marc Lipsitch is concerned that the public has shown little interest in the debate over the potential risks and benefits of conducting bird flu research. There needs to be a much broader conversation that…

Malaria eradication is focus of leadership development course

More than 60 mid-career officials from a wide array of organizations attended a 12-day leadership development course on eradicating malaria that was organized by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) malaria expert [[Dyann Wirth]], Richard Pearson Strong Professor…

Chagas disease dubbed “The new AIDS of the Americas”

Chagas disease, a potentially deadly ailment that afflicts an estimated 8 to 11 million people worldwide, has been dubbed “the new AIDS of the Americas” in an editorial in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. According to a…

Off the cuff: Mosquitoes, sex, & malaria

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Q: You study how genes affect mosquito fertility and mating, a potentially groundbreaking way to prevent malaria transmission. In perfecting this approach, you work with Anopheles gambiae, the chief vector of malaria—but also one of the most…

The promise of big data

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Petabytes of raw information could provide clues for everything from preventing TB to shrinking health care costs—if we can figure out how to use them. Harvard School of Public Health microbiologist Sarah Fortune went…

A boost for gene-based malaria research

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] A two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, totaling nearly $833,000, will help boost research at Harvard School of Public Health aimed at identifying the genes in red blood cells essential for the malaria parasite to…