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Parasitic Diseases

  • Human Hookworm Infection Creates Significant Health and Economic Burden
    Hookworm affects approximately 500 million people worldwide, yet its global economic and health impact is not well understood. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggests that the health and economic burden of hookworm infection is estimated to exceed ...More
    September 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • Key Substance for Treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis Identified
    A study shows that stimulating the production of interleukin-17A (IL-17A), one of the cytokines released by cells of the immune system, can be an effective strategy for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis, considered one of the six most important parasitic diseases ...More
    August 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • A Single Compound Could Treat Three Parasitic Diseases
    Scientists have identified a compound that can kill the parasites responsible for three neglected diseases: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness. These diseases affect millions of people in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but there are few effective ...More
    August 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Filarial Worm Infections Double the Risk of HIV Infection
    Since the start of the HIV epidemic, there have been speculations as to why HIV and the immunodeficiency syndrome it causes have spread so much more in Africa than in other countries around the world. Scientists from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have now, ...More
    August 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Receive NIH Grant to Study Drug Resistance in a Global Parasitic Disease
    Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic flukes that live in the blood vessels, affects more than 200 million people in Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East, and ranks second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease of humans, according to ...More
    June 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researcher Confirms Praziquantel for Schistosomiasis is Safe After First Trimester
    A study by Rhode Island Hospital researchers confirmed that a drug used to treat a disease afflicting millions of people in developing countries is safe to give pregnant women following their first trimester. The finding could prove critical to the care of pregnant women ...More
    October 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Discovery Explains How Leishmania Parasite Boosts Its Infection
    A team of international scientists led by Dr. Martin Olivier from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) uncovered an important mechanism behind Leishmania, a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by sandflies that affects over 12 million ...More
    October 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania
    Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines. ...More
    July 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mobile Phone Video Microscope Automates Detection of Parasites in Blood
    A research team led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new mobile phone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. This next generation of UC Berkeley's CellScope ...More
    May 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • Genetic Discovery May Offer New Avenue of Attack Against Schistosomiasis
     Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide a natural resistance to the flatworm parasite that causes schistosomiasis, and opens the door to possible new drugs or ways to break the transmission cycle of ...More
    March 24, 2015 Posted in News
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