Latest Genital schistosomiasis Stories
Thousands of pre-school children in Africa could benefit from access to treatment for an endemic disease, after tests showed infants to be at high risk of infection.
Scientists have cracked the genetic code and predicted some high priority drug targets for the blood parasite Schistosoma haematobium, which is linked to bladder cancer and HIV/ AIDS and causes the insidious urogenital disease schistosomiasis haematobia in more than 112 million people in Africa.
Global HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts are missing a major opportunity to significantly improve health conditions in poor countries by simply adding low-cost care for the many other chronic and disabling diseases routinely afflicting and often killing these same patients.
Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have for the first time identified a 'programmed cell death' pathway in parasitic worms that could one day lead to new treatments for one of the world's most serious and prevalent diseases.
Mummies from along the Nile are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.
Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen shows that the parasitic disease, commonly known as snail fever, or schistosomiasis, almost eats its way into womenâ€™s reproductive organs.
Controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in developing countries would help improve the reproductive health and rights of girls and women in the poorest countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
A research team in Texas has mapped the genome of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, a debilitating disease that can impair childhood development. The work done at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research may lead to a vaccine and better treatments, Timothy Anderson, the research leader, told the San Antonio Express-News. If we can understand why parasites can be resistant to drugs, if we can understand the biochemical pathways that are attacked by these drugs, we can...
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers say they've found how a commonly prescribed drug may work to treat the parasitic disease schistosomiasis. The schistosomiasis parasite flatworm infects about 200 million people in tropical areas worldwide and is endemic in more than 70 countries, where people become infected simply by bathing, drinking or cooking with water contaminated with the parasite.
By Hou, Xun-Ya McManus, Donald P; Gray, Darren J; Balen, Julie; Luo, Xin-Song; He, Yong-Kang; Ellis, Magda; Williams, Gail M; Li, Yue- Sheng Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of combining artemether (AM) and praziquantel (PZQ) in different regimens for treating acute schistosomiasis japonica.
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