On Wednesday 30th September, 2020, one of the over 500 multidisciplinary projects currently being funded by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) was launched by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. This project is titled: Developing a Monitoring System for Quantifying and Mapping Antimicrobials used in Livestock Farming Systems in Uganda (VAMS).
Harvey Alter ’56, ’60M (MD), who was awarded a Nobel Prize earlier this week for his role in the discovery of hepatitis C, once reflected on what he thought was the most dramatic turn in his life. There were a few, but none so fateful than in 1961, his ninth year in Rochester and his first as resident at the University’s Strong Memorial Hospital, when he received a draft notice in the mail.
Michael Houghton was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today in recognition of his discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus.
His discovery with colleagues Qui-Lim Choo and George Kuo in 1989 opened a new field of viral hepatitis research that led to improved blood safety, and hepatitis C treatment to the point where the viral infection can now be cured in virtually all patients.
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