Topic: infectious diseases

New drugs, strategies needed to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Medical researchers from around the globe met June 28, 2012 at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT to discuss ways to combat the emergence of a form of drug-resistant tuberculosis. During a panel discussion at the day-long symposium, experts—including two Harvard…

HSPH students look to unravel the complexities of Chagas Disease

March 30, 2012 Chagas disease affects an estimated 8 to 11 million people worldwide. Caused by a parasite transmitted primarily through a bite from the triatomine, or “kissing” bug—so-called because it frequently bites humans on the face—Chagas has two stages, one acute…

Restrict future research on bird flu virus, HSPH experts recommend

Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health, and former HSPH dean [[Barry Bloom]], Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health,…

Malaria parasite transforms itself to hide from human immune system

December 13, 2012 -- In order to spread disease inside the human body, the malaria parasite must evade the human immune system—which it does remarkably well. Now, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have uncovered details about the mechanism by which…

HSPH delegation visits Tanzania and Botswana nutrition, AIDS program

March 9, 2011 -- A delegation of Harvard School of Public Health friends and faculty – including HSPH Dean Julio Frenk and Dean for Academic Affairs David Hunter – visited HSPH programs in Tanzania and Botswana recently, meeting with government officials in both countries and learning more…