Monthly Archives: June 2012

From the lab to the real world

Tom Kozel has been studying fungal meningitis for years. It seemed like a rare disease until the Centers for Disease Control did some calculations and found it was killing about 500,000 people a year in Africa. This prompted Kozel and … Continue reading

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Looking to Cure Muscular Dystrophy

Approximately 600 boys are born Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy every year. Muscular dystrophy causes the muscles of affected children to tear and the body is unable to repair these torn muscles. As the diseases progresses it can eventually affect … Continue reading

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Nevada is Fighting Anthrax

The threat of Anthrax attacks, especially against government officials, has been significant for over ten years. Currently a blood culture must be taken in-order to determine whether someone has been infected with Anthrax. Blood cultures generally take three or four days … Continue reading

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