Tuberculosis and Diabetes
The Department of Health & Exercise Science presents a seminar by Randall J. Basaraba DVM, Ph.D., from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, at CSU: Tuberculosis and Diabetes Co-morbidity: The Convergence of Two Epidemics Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the main causative agent of human tuberculosis (TB) and is among the major cause of human death related to an infectious agent.
Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is also a major cause of human morbidity and mortality. Diabetes is increasingly considered a major risk factor that increases the susceptibility of people to TB especially in developing countries. Research in the Basaraba laboratory is focused on modeling both TB and diabetes in animals as a way to better understand why diabetes complicates Mtb infection and treatment.
Our goal is to develop models that can be used to test new TB treatment and prevention strategies specifically tailored for patients with diabetes and other risk factors.
Event Contact: Chris Bell can be reached at (970) 491-7522
Sponsored by the Department of Health and Exercise Science.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Start Time:||03:00 PM|
|End Time:||04:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Friday, March 23, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Friday, March 23, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Chris Bell|