Monday, March 5, 2012

Come hear UT scientist 

- a Game Changer on TB diagnostics -

RESULTS Action Meeting

Tuesday 3/20/2012
6:45 PM - refreshments
7:00-8:00 PM - program

Family Life Center

1300 Lavaca St

 Austin, TX 78701
Scientist to change the future of TB diagnostics
Andy Ellington -- UT Research Professor 
From the Austin American Statesman:
UT project gets Gates grant to find quick tuberculosis test
"Ellington, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a test involving a small strip of paper embedded with bits of synthetic DNA in a kind of biological circuit board. If he and his research team are successful, a patient could spit onto the paper, and a change in the paper's color would indicate that the person has tuberculosis, including drug-resistant strains. No refrigeration would be needed."

After hearing Dr. Ellington, we'll give you an opportunity to take an action on the spot and YOU can make a difference, too.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria has treated over 8 million cases of TB since it was formed in 2002.  However, because of unfulfilled pledges, the Global Fund recently cancelled all new grants until 2014.  People living with TB cannot wait two years.  Come and learn how you can help donor countries live up to their promises.

Together we can stop TB!

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