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.
Thomas Scribaemphasised a new perspective in the challenge to find an effective TB vaccine at what was the second K-RITH Seminar series talk to take place in 2014. His team is looking at what happens in the immune systems of patients who succumb to TB before they get sick.
The KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (K-RITH) has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the expansion of the biostatistics component of its Education and Training Programme.
K-RITH Assistant Investigator, Dr. Alex Sigal, traveled to New Delhi recently to attend the first joint workshop on the ‘Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease’ organised by the Max Planck Society and Indian Research Institutes.
Ahead of World AIDS Day 2013, leading HIV/AIDS researchers in Durban dialogued with a seminar audience on evidence of the latest promising interventions to deal with the diverse dimensions of HIV and AIDS.
Five exceptional young scientists from across Africa had the rare opportunity to attend one of the first bioinformatics courses to be held on African soil recently, after successfully competing for a Connect Africa scholarship. Read more...
K-RITH will host an Interactive Biostatistics Course from 26 - 30 May 2014. The primary goal of this course is to give participants an overview of the various biostatistical methods used in medical research so that they can both employ these techniques in their own research and better understand the results presented in medical literature.