Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Targeted nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in trypanosomes

Sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is caused by trypanosome parasites transmitted by tsetse flies and threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is considered fatal if untreated, but as it ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases—including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness—which kill 500,000 people globally ...

Medical research

Important element in the fight against sleeping sickness found

Researchers from Aarhus University have taken an important step in the fight against sleeping sickness, a disease that is a major problem in parts of Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease threatens ...

Health

Study links healthy sleep duration to less sick time from work

New research suggests that sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness. The results underscore the importance of the "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign of the National ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Single dose reverses autism-like symptoms in mice

In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-old drug ...

Medical research

Sleeping sickness treatment mystery unlocked

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow have discovered how drugs that have been used for 60 years to kill the parasite that causes sleeping sickness actually work.

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