Tufts University tuberculosis researcher wins grant

Bree Aldridge, microbiologist and bioengineer at Tufts University School of Medicine, received a 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. (Image courtesy of Tufts University.)

Bree Aldridge wants to know why some bacteria just won’t die. Aldridge, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Tufts University, recently won a $1.5 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research on improving tuberculosis treatment. Continue reading

Tufts University Unveils Plans for New Medical Research Laboratory to Focus on Tuberculosis

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Tufts University on May 16 announced that it will seek approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to build a 1,700 square foot biosafety level 3 research laboratory within its School of Medicine’s existing Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Avenue. The Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory will enable Tufts researchers to find new ways to detect, prevent and treat serious infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, for which treatments exist but for which new therapeutics are needed. Continue reading