News tagged with schistosomiasis

New tool in the fight against tropical diseases

A novel tool exploits baker's yeast to expedite the development of new drugs to fight multiple tropical diseases, including malaria, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. The unique screening method uses yeasts ...

Feb 26, 2013
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New mechanism found on how a parasite leads to cancer

About 200 million people across 75 of the poorest countries in the world are now infected by the blood parasite Schistosoma haematobium (S. haematobium). The infection causes severe urogenital disease, but ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Student solves snail fever mystery

(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.

Aug 01, 2012
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