A group of researchers, led by Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. Human African trypanosomiasis is a tropical disease sub-Saharan Africa. Poor rural populations that depend on agriculture or hunting are the most exposed to the disease. Existing diagnosis and treatment regimens are complex, and are especially challenging to manage in poverty-stricken regions.
Dr. Edward Kipreos was featured in an episode of Super Human Radio, a broadcast radio show dedicated to fitness, health, and anti-aging. He discussed his lab’s research on folates (B-complex vitamins) acting as signaling molecules to promote stem cell proliferation.
The lab's discovery was recently published in Developmental Cell.
A podcast of the interview can be heard at the link below. The segment with Dr. Kipreos starts at 1:01 in the podcast.
Dr. DeLoris Hesse has received a Textbook Transformation Award from Affordable Learning Georgia for her efforts in adopting and creating open educational resources for students.