global health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U To Engineer Bacteria To Kill Intestinal Parasites http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-engineer-bacteria-kill-intestinal-parasites <p>A Washington University researcher has received a $100,000 global health grant from the <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/">Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation</a> to support research focused on preventing the transmission of parasitic diseases in developing countries.<br><br>Although there are drugs to help kill <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs366/en/">parasitic worms </a>and their eggs in the human body, stopping their transmission in the environment is challenging.<br> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:40:06 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U To Engineer Bacteria To Kill Intestinal Parasites Wash U Center Aims To Increase Collaboration On Global Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-center-aims-increase-collaboration-global-health <p></p><p>Researchers from all over the world are gathering today at Washington University for <a href="http://cghid.wustl.edu/?page_id=59">a conference on global health</a>.</p><p>The event is the first to be organized by the university’s recently-created <a href="http://cghid.wustl.edu/?page_id=2">Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease</a>. St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra spoke with the Center’s director Bill Powderly about its mission.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Center Aims To Increase Collaboration On Global Health