News tagged with parasites
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When an elderly Indian patient came to Dr V. Seetharaman with persistent pain in his eye, what the surgeon found was reminiscent of a far-fetched alien movie plot: a live, 13 centimetre-long worm.
Other Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Infections from certain parasites can compromise the immune system, leaving it less able to fight other diseases.
Immunology Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research carried out at the University of Gothenburg may lead to more effective arsenic-containing drugs. The results may also lead to more resistant plants, and crops with a limited absorption and storage of arsenic.
Medications Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Human insulin suppresses mosquito immune system: Increasing cases of type 2 diabetes could abet malaria's spread
Human insulin suppresses the mosquito immune system, according to a paper in the June Infection and Immunity. And while mosquitoes and malaria might seem to go together like baseball and hotdogs, mosquitoes' immunological resist ...
Immunology Jun 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers have identified a gene that controls susceptibility to drug treatment in Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite responsible for African sleeping sickness.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 19, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered unexpectedly large genetic differences between two similar species of the pathogenic Cryptosporidium parasite.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Methods developed to enable large-scale analysis of malaria parasite genomes from patient blood samples
Researchers have developed a new technique to identify hotspots of malaria parasite evolution and track the rise of malarial drug resistance, faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Brazilian researchers say they have successfully tested a vaccine against schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms that afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.
Medications Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are working to develop substances that can prevent parasites, bacteria and fungi from producing essential proteins, research that could, in the long term, ...
Medical research Jun 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have, for the first time, determined the function of a series proteins within the mosquito that transduce a signal that enables the mosquito to fight off infection ...
Medical research Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new technique that accurately determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria could provide a valuable tool for evaluating new malaria prevention strategies and vaccines.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement ...
Medical research May 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Lies Van Nieuwenhove, researcher at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, has produced proteins imitating typical parts of the sleeping sickness parasite. They can be used in more efficient diagnostic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed), the University of Copenhagen and the University of Edinburgh have uncovered new knowledge related to host-parasite interaction in severe malaria, concerning ...
Medical research May 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is one of the most common parasitic infections in the world. In the U.S. it is estimated that more than 22 percent of the population 12 years and older have ...
Medical research May 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0