Dr. Dennis Kyle

Malaria

Nov 13, 2017

Chills and a fever are the hallmark signs of the mosquito-borne disease Malaria. While treatable, this tiny parasite continues to infect 220 million people worldwide every year. In this segment, host April Sorrow sits with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Professor and Head of the Center for Tropical Emerging Global Diseases, to discuss what current treatments are available, why these methods are insufficient, and how scientists are working to combat the spread of Malaria.

Brain-Eating Amoeba

Oct 31, 2017

  Let’s play a little jeopardy. Answer: this man killer is ubiquitous and found in freshwater. Question: what is a brain-eating amoeba? Yep, that’s correct. In this segment, host April Sorrow chats with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and one of the nation’s leading infectious disease researcher to discuss the most fatal parasitic disease known to mankind. He also shares his laboratory expertise with drug discovery to tackle these brain-eating amoebas, and the road to success with FDA approved compounds.