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Nicholas Myers wins fellowship to help identify substandard antibiotics

Author: Marya Lieberman

 The United States Pharmacopeia has selected Nick Myers as one of three USP Global Fellows in 2014-2015.  Nick will develop a new type of paper-based test that can detect pharmaceuticals  that don't contain the right amount of active ingredients.  When a person buys an antibiotic, that product ought to contain the right quantity of medicine.  But more than one in five of the samples from our field study site in western Kenya are substandard--mostly underdosed. …

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Gail Weaver honored with $2,000 Baxter Young Investigator Award

Author: Marya Lieberman

Graduate student Abigail Weaver was selected from over 100 applicants as a recipient of the Baxter Young Investigator Award.  This award program was developed to stimulate and reward research that can be directly used for critical care therapies and the development of medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.  It carries a $2,000 honorarium.  …

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