Our first input into the NTD database
Since our last update, we've been hard at work as we continue to move forward on our NTD data sharing project.
As you can imagine, collaborations like this one have many moving parts and stakeholders. We're doing our best to continue moving this initiative forward productively.
Related to these efforts, I do have an exciting development.
In late 2014, our group published a research paper in the journal PLOS-Neglected Tropical Diseases, presenting hundreds of such starting points for potentially treating Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, a deadly NTD that affects thousands of people annually.
Our findings from this research was the first data deposited into the portal that your funds have helped to support!
Until next time, we'll keep you posted.