News tagged with parasitic diseases
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the University of Glasgow have taken a major step forward in the quest to develop new, safer drugs for the treatment of sleeping sickness.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
After more than two decades of research, scientists are testing the first vaccine against the deadliest form of a disease that infects more than 12 million people worldwide.
Medications Apr 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The administration of a single 600-mg dose of albendazole to United States-bound refugees prior to departure from Africa and Southeast Asia reduces the prevalence of intestinal nematodes, according ...
Health Apr 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have identified which strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, the cause of toxoplasmosis, are most strongly associated with premature births and severe birth defects in the United States. The r ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The parasite Toxoplasma gondii has some favorable effects on the pathogenesis and progression of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, reports a Mar. 21 study in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
Medical research Mar 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Murdoch University researchers have helped to identify a new human infection in Australia after the disease contributed to the death of a Canberra man.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 19, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
In open source drug discovery all data and ideas are freely and immediately shared, and anyone may participate at any level.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have discovered a new target in their fight against the devastating global disease 'malaria' thanks to the discovery of a new protein involved in the parasite's life cycle.
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Chagas disease is the single most common cause of congestive heart failure and sudden death in the world. The devastating parasitic infection affects millions of people throughout Central and South America. But as global ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- The Carter Center on Monday announced it received $40 million in donations to help fuel its mission to eradicate Guinea worm disease, a debilitating parasite that once plagued millions of people across the developing ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has completed a comprehensive study of an unexplained skin condition commonly referred to as Morgellons and found no infectious agent and no evidence to suggest an environmental ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A team of researchers led by Kasturi Haldar and Souvik Bhattacharjee of the University of Notre Dame's Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases has made a fundamental discovery in understanding how malaria parasites cause deadly ...
Medical research Jan 20, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITG) discovered a parasite that not only had developed resistance against a common medicine, but at the same time had become better in withstanding the human ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A new research technology is revealing how humans develop immunity to malaria, and could assist programs aimed at eradicating this parasitic disease.
Medical research Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Scientists have identified the genetic blueprint of the giant intestinal roundworm, Ascaris suum, revealing potential targets to control the devastating parasitic disease, ascariasis which affects more than one billion people ...
Genetics Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |