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The Tropical Diseases Research Center and the University Teaching Hospital (Zambia) [Part 2/2]

“I also asked them about their biggest challenges and greatest rewards. Again unanimously, they replied that a lack of a ‘proposal-writing-culture’, access to technology and reagents and losing talent to the outside were some of the biggest challenges at the… Continue Reading →

The Tropical Diseases Research Center and the University Teaching Hospital (Zambia) [Part 1/2]

When antibiotic resistance genes become integrated into plasmids

A few years ago a friend went to the hospital for a nosebleed that wouldn’t stop. During a routine procedure in which the vein in her nose was cauterised she acquired a drug resistant Streptococcus infection in her sinuses. Then, to make matters… Continue Reading →

Why Antibiotic Action?

If you have been reading the news on a regular basis you may have noticed that pathogenic bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics at an alarming rate.  More so, if you live in certain parts of Africa or Asia you… Continue Reading →

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