Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetics makes Asians, Europeans susceptible to dengue shock syndrome

As globalization and climate change spread tropical diseases around the globe, not all populations are equally susceptible to infection. Gene variants common in people of Asian and European ancestry, for instance, make them ...

Medications

Researchers to test drug candidate for eumycetoma

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to proceed with the clinical development of Eisai's anti-fungal drug fosravuconazole for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Warning system predicts outbreaks of dengue fever

With the help of a warning system which measures the risk of dengue incidence using precipitation and air temperature, it is possible to forecast the outbreak of dengue fever up to 16 weeks in advance. This is what Yien Ling ...

Medications

Progress reported with candidate dengue vaccine

Trials in Thailand with a candidate vaccine for dengue, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, have shown it to protect against three of the four virus strains, its French maker said Wednesday.