Cardiology

Update on diagnosis, therapy for Chagas cardiomyopathy

(HealthDay)—Health care providers need to be equipped to recognize, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease, which is growing in prevalence in the United States, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement ...

Medications

Peruvian rainforest plants have anti-malarial activity

An Atlas-award winning study reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology has found that traditional uses of medicinal plants in the Peruvian rainforest are, to a large extent, backed up by science. Samples taken from plants ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into the world of trypanosomes

Single specimens of the vermicular pathogens causing sleeping sickness swim inside the gut of the tsetse fly between blood cells which the fly has ingested from an infected mammal. This is where they start their week-long ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Examining genetic diversity of T. cruzi from California kissing bugs

Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that can cause an insidious onset of Chagas disease, a fatal cardiac disease in humans and dogs. The parasite is transmitted via triatomine insects, commonly called kissing bugs. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Six human parasites you definitely don't want to host

Parasites are fascinating. They are uniquely adapted to survive, in some cases through very complex life cycles. There's also research to suggest that some may even change the behaviour of hosts to assist them in their quest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising new antibiotic targets potentially deadly gut infections

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a promising new antibiotic to treat potentially deadly gastrointestinal infections without harming the beneficial probiotic bacteria ...

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