Medications

Researchers discover potential treatment for Chagas disease

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered a potential treatment for Chagas disease, marking the first medication with promise to successfully and safely target the parasitic infection in more than 50 years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chagas: Less neglect for a neglected tropical disease

One thing you might want even less than a "kiss" from a kissing bug is its feces. Scientifically referred to as triatomine bugs, these blood-sucking insects can carry in their feces and pass on to humans the parasite Trypanosoma ...

Genetics

Hybrid strains make insidious parasite more dangerous

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have mapped how the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi forms new variants that are more effective at evading the immune system and causing disease. Their findings can give rise to new ...

Medical research

When malaria parasites trick liver cells to let themselves in

A new study led by Maria Manuel Mota, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal), now shows that malaria parasites secrete the protein EXP2 to make their entry into hepatocytes. These ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: First confirmed ID of 'Kissing bug' in Delaware

(HealthDay)—The first confirmed identification of the bloodsucking "kissing bug" in Delaware involves one that bit a girl on the face last summer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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