News tagged with river blindness
Scientists are a step closer to developing vaccines for a range of diseases that affect 200 million people, mainly in tropical south-east Asia, Africa and Central America.
Immunology Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a telltale molecular marker for Onchocerciasis or "river blindness," a parasitic infection that affects tens of millions of people in Africa, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A relatively inexpensive program set up to combat river blindness, an infectious disease, has resulted in major health improvements in Africa, shows a study conducted by Erasmus University Medical Center researchers. The ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A well-established family of drugs used to treat parasitic diseases is showing surprising potential as a therapy for tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from University of British Columbia microbiologists.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that the worm which causes River Blindness survives by using a bacterium to provide energy, as well as help 'trick' the body's immune system into thinking it is fighting ...
Genetics Aug 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Black flies drink blood and spread disease such as river blindnesscreating misery with their presence. A University of Georgia study, however, proves that the pesky insects can be useful.
Medical research Apr 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A cheap, common heartworm medication that is already being used to fight other parasites in Africa could also dramatically interrupt transmission of malaria, potentially providing an inexpensive tool to fight a disease that ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |