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Undergraduate biologist’s tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

Undergraduate biologist’s tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

Resistance Fighter: When Grace Eckhoff went to Afghanistan last summer to study multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection rates, it was a kind of return to her childhood. Eckhoff, who’s now a third-year biology major, grew up in Haiti, where her parents were doctors at a small hospital. While her parents were working, she’d often pass the time playing with the kids in the chronic illness ward, most of whom had tuberculosis. They were being treated there, rather than at home, precisely to preempt the development of drug resistant strains of tuberculosis.

Faculty tackle a big question: Where will science take us in the next 25 years?

Faculty tackle a big question: Where will science take us in the next 25 years?

We asked 10 faculty from the College of Natural Sciences a big question: “What development in your field is likely to have the greatest impact on the way that we live over the next 25 years? How?” Here are their answers. Select the faculty names below to jump to the expanded answers. J Strother Moore…   » Continue Reading