• May 9, 2021

Tags : Chagas Disease

UTEP Professor to assist study as part of quest against

A professor from The University of Texas at El Paso will lend his expertise and record of significant advancements against Chagas disease to an $84,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to the Research Development Foundation (Fundep) of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. The grant, which is known […]Read More

UTEP Scientists Awarded $6M to Improve Treatment for Chagas Disease

Scientists at The University of Texas at El Paso have received nearly $6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve treatment and develop new diagnostic tools to assess post-therapeutic outcomes for patients with Chagas disease. Igor Almeida, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences, is the principal investigator (PI) of the award — a five-year […]Read More

Love Bugs: UTEP Couple Shares Passion for Finding Chagas Cure

The “kissing bug” – the nickname for the insect responsible for spreading Chagas disease – certainly does not look like Cupid, but some might say it is symbolic of the chubby, winged cherub for one UTEP couple. Rosa Maldonado, D.Sc., and Igor Almeida, D.Sc., are among the world’s leading Chagas disease experts and, combined, have been […]Read More

UTEP Scientists Awarded Patent for Chagas Disease Vaccine

A pair of scientists at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing the first ever clinical Chagas disease vaccine. Researchers Rosa Maldonado, Ph.D., and Igor Almeida, Ph.D., both faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently were granted a patent for “Mucin-Associated Surface Protein As Vaccine Against Chagas Disease.” […]Read More