Current Research Studies


The Human Paratuberculosis Foundation strives to accelerate the most promising Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) research initiatives and seeks to sponsor innovative research projects which will add to our understanding of MAP’s role in human disease. We encourage cooperative efforts among investigators, research centers, and other resources.

Human Para’s research goals include:

  • Studies focused on establishing a valid and replicable diagnostic method to detect and measure MAP in human subjects.
  • Studies which seek to detect MAP in human subjects with immune conditions vs. healthy controls.
  • Studies which advance our understanding of the scope of MAP’s role in the human population, including the mechanism by which MAP causes human disease.
  • Studies focused on therapeutic approaches for impairing or eradicating MAP in human subjects, including single or combination therapies such as antibiotic combinations, probiotic solutions, dietary and lifestyle measures and other novel medical interventions. Proposed therapeutics must target human MAP specifically. Pediatric applications are particularly encouraged.
  • Research which seeks to prevent exposure and transmission of MAP to the human population.

Explore the projects below to learn more about the research studies supported by Human Para, and how you can become involved in this important work.

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