Basic research at the epicenter of an epidemic

Elife. 2013 Apr 2;2:e00639. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00639.


William R Bishai, director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), argues that the best place to carry out research into a disease is in its midst.

Keywords: HIV; K-RITH; South Africa; TB; drug resistance; epidemic.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans