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Global health R&D delivers for Arkansas

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$2.4 million
to Arkansas research institutions

Neglected diseases in Arkansas

Chikungunya cases
12
Dengue cases
11
HIV diagnoses
2,412
Malaria cases
29
Tuberculosis cases
744
West Nile cases
143
Zika cases
15

Arkansas's top USG-funded global health R&D institutions

University of Arkansas
$2.4 million

Arkansas industry in global health R&D

AC Diagnostics
Location(s):
Fayetteville

Arkansas's top areas of global health R&D by USG funding

76.7%
Malaria
15.4%
Tuberculosis
7.9%
Neglected tropical diseases
Dengue

Global health R&D at work in Arkansas

Scientists at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded federal funding from the National Institutes of Health to supports research on infectious diseases. This funding has enabled UAMS to establish the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses, which focuses on pathogens—bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms—and the disease responses they cause in humans. The center has advanced research on malaria, pneumonic plague, leishmaniasis—a parasitic disease that causes disfiguring skin lesions—and other deadly diseases. By trying to understand how pathogens cause disease in humans, the scientists hope to develop new treatments and technologies. One other new idea being developed at UAMS is a non-invasive malaria detection laser for spotting parasite-infected cells traveling through blood vessels.

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