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Two BSC Faculty Members Publish a Scientific Article in the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection

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    Tuesday, August 07 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—A scientific article written by Bluefield State College faculty members Dr. Tesfaye Belay and Dr. Anthony Woart has been published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection (Elsevier Publishing Company).

Dr. Belay, an Associate Professor of Biology, and Dr. Woart, Professor and Director of the Minority Health Institute, collaborated the initiative--a scientific study of Chlamydia Infection.

Entitled the "Cold-induced Stress Increases the Intensity of Chlamydia Genital Infection in Mice" the article detailed findings of the study. "The data obtained in the animal study may aid to understand the infection mechanisms and give insights to control or prevent the spread of chlamydia infection in humans by developing a vaccine," Dr. Belay stated.

This article is part of Dr. Belay's current research project in the BSC School of Arts and Sciences at Bluefield State College. The project focuses on stress, immune system and Chlamydia genital infection. To date, he has authored and co-authored 25 scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals. The research project has been supported by funding from National Institute of Health through a partnership with the West Virginia–IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE).

The paper is can be found online through establishing a personal account http://www.sciencedirect.com/science.