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Global health R&D delivers for South Carolina

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$3.7 million
to South Carolina research institutions

Neglected diseases in South Carolina

Chikungunya cases
25
Dengue cases
40
HIV diagnoses
6,577
Malaria cases
56
Tuberculosis cases
1,164
West Nile cases
52
Zika cases
61

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

University of South Carolina at Columbia
$1.6 million
Clemson University
$1.4 million
Medical University of South Carolina
$723 thousand

South Carolina industry in global health R&D

BioAbChem
Location(s):
Ladson
Charles River Laboratories
Location(s):
Charleston
Coastal Carolina Research Center
Location(s):
Mount Pleasant

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

4.0%
Malaria
33.3%
Tuberculosis
29.6%
Salmonella infections
33.1%
Neglected tropical diseases
Kinetoplastids

Global health R&D at work in South Carolina

Clemson University researchers are seeking new treatments for sleeping sickness, a dis-ease that threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Infection begins with the bite of a tsetse fly carrying a deadly parasite. Because the parasite also infects and kills livestock, it is a major obstacle to economic development in the region. Existing treatments are difficult to administer and can be toxic, even fatal. The scientists are studying metabolic targets that could lead to a cure. They aim to cut off the parasites from their source of energy: sugar. Molecules that show promise will be evaluated as potential drugs. If successful, the work could lead to treatments for other parasitic infections, such as Chagas disease and leishmaniasis.

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