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

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.

Cardiology

Resveratrol reverses heart damage in mice with Chagas disease

Resveratrol is the antioxidant found in red wine and famous as a food supplement capable of mimicking the effects of exercise and low calorie diets in the heart. Now Vilar-Pereira and colleagues show that treatment with resveratrol ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers to develop new diagnostic test for Chagas disease

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Georgia will soon begin a study designed to identify new ways of determining treatment efficacy in Chagas disease, a potentially fatal tropical disease that infects approximately ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug candidates show promise for cure for Chagas disease

A team of researchers from Canada has developed a class of compounds which may help eradicate a neglected tropical disease that is currently hard to kill in its chronic form. The research was published ahead of print in Antimicrobial ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International Chagas Day draws attention to serious infection

April 14 marks International Chagas Day, which signifies an important awareness day for those living with or concerned about Chagas disease, a chronic disease that is caused a parasitic microorganism, Trypanosoma cruzi, and ...

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