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2010-04-29 10:33:55

It makes your skin crawl—a bug that crawls onto your lips while you sleep, drawn by the exhaled carbon dioxide, numbs your skin, bites, then gorges on your blood.

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2010-04-27 15:18:55

A team of researchers from McGill/MUHC validates a novel screening tool in the fight against Chagas disease.

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2010-03-22 08:22:49

A new simple, inexpensive three-in-one test to diagnose a terrible trio of parasitic diseases that wreak havoc in the developing world is passing preliminary tests, scientists reported Sunday March 21.

2010-03-02 09:09:07

The first systematic study of surveillance techniques for the insect vector of Chagas disease in Amazonia concludes that tall palm trees with large amounts of debris on their crowns and stems should be targets for disease surveillance and control.

2009-12-16 00:10:52

New research shows how the migration and settlement patterns associated with the rapid urbanization of Peru may link to Chagas disease transmission.

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2009-12-08 10:10:36

The parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (or T cruzi), which causes Chagas’ disease, will go to great lengths to evade death once it has infected human host cells, researchers have discovered.

2009-08-22 23:22:25

Parasitic diseases like Chagas and dengue fever have spread along the border with Mexico and in other poor areas of the United States, researchers say. Scientists say the diseases can cause long-term health problems, including birth defects and heart disease, The Wall Street Journal reports.

2009-07-15 13:33:55

Two UCSF research papers this week are marking major breakthroughs in the effort to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes long-term debilitating illness and occasional paralysis or death.

2009-01-13 06:00:00

TORONTO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GeneNews Limited (TSX: GEN), a company focused on developing blood-based biomarker tests for the early detection of diseases and personalized health management, today announced it has been granted U.S.

2008-07-21 15:01:02

Children infected by Chagas disease, endemic in 21 countries in Central and South America, will soon have access to a treatment tailored to their needs.


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2005-09-09 11:58:43

Reduviidae is a family of predatory insects in the suborder Heteroptera. It includes assassin bugs and wheel bugs (genera include Arilus, Melanolestes, Psellipus, Reduvius, Rhiginia, Sinea, Triatoma, and Zelus), ambush bugs (genera include Apiomerus and Phymata), and thread-legged bugs (the subfamily Emesinae, including the genus Emesaya). Physical characteristics There are more than 150 species in North America alone, with species existing all over the world. Adult bugs often range...

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