Did you know that Mtb scavenges iron from its host in order to intensify the infection. K-RITH post-doc Ryan Wells has taken another look at the mechanism the bacteria uses to extract iron from the host.
In an unexpected turn of events, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University announced yesterday that they have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture.
K-RITH’s second biostatistics course, hosted for the first time in the new K-RITH Tower Building, left students asking for more, and I don’t mean more of the Smarties and M&Ms that they were counting for their chi square test! No, it seems that the only thing that these students were hungry for was to learn more statistics!
UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor MalegapuruMakgoba, and the Associate Scientific Director of Caprisa and renowned HIV/AIDS and TB researcher, Professor QuarraishaAbdoolKarim, will receive national awards of commendation from President Jacob Zuma at the weekend.