Tag Archives: Leprosy

Genetic diversity: GSK and Novartis launch Project Africa GRADIENT to optimise treatment responses for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa

Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients. Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years. Researchers … Read the full press release

World Leprosy Day 2016: Novartis Foundation renews its commitment to fight leprosy

2016 marks 30 years of commitment by the Novartis Foundation to support people affected by leprosy and to end this ancient disease New strategy from the Novartis Foundation to accelerate elimination is focused on interrupting transmission of the disease Last … Read the full press release

Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) launched new leprosy strategy focused on interrupting leprosy transmission through early diagnosis and treatment

Experts present lessons learned from past control programs and new approaches to eliminating diseases such as leprosy and malaria. The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) launches a new strategy to help eliminate leprosy. For over 15 years, the annual symposium of … Read the full press release

University of Tübingen scientists reconstructed medieval leprosy genomes to shed light on disease’s history

27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An international team of scientists reconstructed a dozen medieval and modern leprosy genomes – suggesting a European origin for the North American leprosy strains found in armadillos and humans, and a common ancestor of all leprosy bacteria … Read the full press release