K-RITH Research Associate Dr Emily Wong has been awarded two new grants which will help to facilitate exciting MAIT cell research and answer questions around the body's early response to tuberculosis, and whether an exposure to TB results in an infection or not.
Researchers from K-RITH and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have traced the roots of extensively drug-resistant TB in KwaZulu-Natalto the late 1950s. Their findings, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, have vital implications for the way we understand how XDR strains are spread, and the management and treatment of TB.
K-RITH postdoctoral research fellow Dirk Lamprecht, PhD student AkeemNgomu and Masters students KashmeelMaharaj and Chanelle McArthur all won accolades at the recent UKZN College of Health Sciences Research Symposium.
K-RITH investigator Frederick Balagaddé will be presenting on Drug Tolerance in Replicating Mobacteria in a Microdialyser Mediated by an Efflux Mechanism at the Biophysics in the Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases meeting in Stellenbosch.
K-RITH investigator AdrieSteyn will be presenting a paper entitled 'Energy Metabolism in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and the Infected Host Cell' at the Biophysics in the Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases meeting in Stellenbosch.
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