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Global health R&D delivers for Montana

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$1.2 million
to Montana research institutions

Neglected diseases in Montana

Chikungunya cases
4
Dengue cases
19
HIV diagnoses
188
Malaria cases
15
Tuberculosis cases
61
West Nile cases
69
Zika cases
9

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

Montana State University in Bozeman
$1.1 million
University of Montana (including Montana Biotechnology Center
$115 thousand

Montana industry in global health R&D

Corixa
Location(s):
Hamilton
GSK
Location(s):
Hamilton
Microbion Corporation
Location(s):
Bozeman
Prolimiad
Location(s):
Alberton

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

9.5%
Ebola/viral hemorrhagic fevers
44.9%
Salmonella infections
9.5%
Rheumatic fever
9.2%
Neglected tropical diseases
Dengue
27.2%
Other
Non-allocable

Global health R&D at work in Montana

Montana State University scientists are using DNA sequencing technology to analyze the bacteria inside mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks, hoping to gain a new understanding of how the bacteria living inside these insects impacts their ability to spread disease. The researchers are analyzing large amounts of bacterial DNA, looking for a correlation between a disease that is prevalent in one area and the bacteria that are present in the insects from that area. Across the globe, factors such as travel, trade, urbanization, and climate change are altering disease transmission patterns, with infectious diseases such as dengue and chikungunya emerging in countries where they were previously unknown. The scientists’ research could lead to new insights to combat these and other insect-borne diseases.

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