News tagged with parasitic disease
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Watch where you jump in for a swim or where your bath water comes from, especially if you live in Africa, Asia or South America. Snails that live in tropical freshwater in these locations are intermediaries ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A rare, potentially fatal species of parasite never before found in North America has been identified in a Florida horse.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Doctor Joel Weinstock, a parasitologist at Tufts Medical Center in a commentary piece published in the journal Nature, describes work that he and colleagues have been involved in that focuses on studyi ...
Immunology Nov 08, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The malaria species rampant in the Asia-Pacific region has been a significant driver of evolution of the human genome, a new study has shown. An international team of researchers has shown that Plasmodium vivax malaria, the mo ...
Medical research Sep 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins. When tested in newly infected mice, ...
Medical research Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new clinical trial designed to study how worm eggs may relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis (UC) will begin enrolling patients at NYU School of Medicine's Clinical and Translational Science Institute. This unusual therapy ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
HIV care centers are an important and highly accessed point of care for HIV-infected children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa, but opportunities to address other health issues are being missed. Proven interventions, ...
HIV & AIDS Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have solved an 80-year old mystery linked to an ancient but neglected tropical disease that affects more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Medical research Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- As many as 300,000 people in the United States may have chronic Chagas disease -- mostly spread by blood-sucking insects -- health officials report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A drug candidate that is nearing clinical trials against a Latin American parasite is showing additional promise as a cure for hookworm, one of the most widespread and insidious parasites afflicting developing nations, according ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(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 |
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
(Medical Xpress) -- Half the world's population is at risk for contracting malaria. The deadly disease, spread by hungry mosquitoes that bite humans for their blood meals, affects more than 200 million people ...
Medical research May 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A scientist at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital's medical research unit said Wednesday that trials of a new antimalarial drug were encouraging and paved the way for licensing.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0