Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tackling sleeping sickness in Maasai communities

Pietro Ceccato remembers his first trip three years ago to a Maasai village located a two hour's drive south of Arusha, Tanzania. He was there with a team of public health researchers to learn more about the dynamics of trypanosomiasis, ...

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WHO hails major gains against once 'neglected' diseases

The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed "unprecedented progress" in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases—including dengue fever and sleeping sickness—which kill 170,000 people and disable millions ...

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New drug to fight fatal but neglected tropical disease

In a breakthrough for those infected by the parasites that cause sleeping sickness, a young Queensland researcher has identified a compound that kills the parasites in the lab without having any toxic effect on human cells.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover a drug for a tropical disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. By working to improve chemical entities already ...

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Leprosy and elephantiasis: New cases could be prevented in ten years

The life chances of over one billion people could be improved through examining the transmission of nine neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), an international consortium of researchers has argued. Leprosy, Elephantiasis and ...

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