Quantcast

Latest Leishmania Stories

2011-05-02 23:42:48

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests the protein Ddi 1 from Leishmania parasites is sensitive to anti-HIV inhibitors and could be target for malaria and other parasitic diseases Scientists have discovered that drugs used to treat HIV may also one day become lifesaving drugs targeted at parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis and malaria. According to new research published in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists have identified the target of action for some anti-HIV...

2011-02-17 08:39:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ There's news crawling around the science world- parasitic skin infections can be treated with heat therapy and this therapy could become the first-line treatment for these infections. Parasitic skin infections are commonly seen in tropical and subtropical regions, and currently the first-line treatment is a complex drug regimen. Researchers successfully treated the skin infection in two patients whose immune systems were deficient, which lowered their bodies'...

2011-02-11 13:28:26

Scientists are hoping that heat therapy could eventually replace a complex drug regimen as the first-line treatment of a parasitic skin infection common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The researchers successfully treated the skin infection with heat therapy in two patients whose immune systems were deficient, which lowered their bodies' ability to respond to medication. Both patients have remained free of the parasitic disease, called cutaneous leishmaniasis, for more than...

9f39db1c250d8b36acd7d5cb6d65fefc
2011-02-11 08:25:00

By Michael C. Purdy, Washington University in St. Louis A parasite and a virus may be teaming up in a way that increases the parasite's ability to harm humans, scientists at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report this week in Science. When the parasite Leishmania infects a human, immune system cells known as macrophages respond. However, some Leishmania strains are infected with a virus that can trigger a severe response in...

2010-12-08 15:03:02

A new formulation of Amphotericin B (AmB) developed by University of British Columbia researchers has been shown to be stable in tropical climates and effective in treating Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in mouse models. VL is a blood-born parasitic disease that afflicts 12 million people worldwide, mainly in developing countries and tropical regions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.5 million new cases of the disease are reported every year, and 60,000 people die from it....

2010-11-26 00:01:47

Visceral Leishmaniasis program expands to support South Asian regional elimination efforts. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 The Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH), the US based non-profit pharmaceutical company with offices in San Francisco, USA and India that develops drugs for people with neglected infectious diseases in the developing world, today announced a new program in Nepal and Bangladesh to develop a therapy for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) available through a grant...

4d6a2ea57d52b9ba7127fbd9a320160f
2010-07-18 07:38:58

A parasite estimated to afflict as many as 12 million people worldwide relies on a family of genes that should make it vulnerable to compounds developed to treat cancer and other disorders, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. Scientists searched the genome of the parasite Leishmania to determine that it has three kinds of TOR kinases, proteins that are linked to cell growth and cancer and have been longstanding targets for drug development. When...

7aa489dd7a419d7d9113da9795e8b828
2010-04-06 14:40:00

In the first survey of sand flies in Panama to use genetic barcoding, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Gorgas Memorial Laboratories identified 20 sand fly species from Barro Colorado Island. Two species carried Leishmania naiffi, a parasite that causes cutaneous leishmaniasis: persistent, itchy skin lesions. Three species carried Wolbachia, a bacterial parasite of insects that could contribute to a strategy to control the flies and limit disease transmission. "We...

5fa92bc2f735d055a413e52b37dc392b1
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. Described during the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society the test is for Chagas' disease, leishmaniasis, and "sleeping sickness" or African trypanosomiasis. This year will see about 800,000 new cases of Chagas disease, 2 million of leishmaniasis, and 70,000 of sleeping...

2010-03-09 06:40:50

A single session of heat therapy using the ThermoMedâ“ž¢ device appears to be as effective as a 10-day intravenous course of sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) for the treatment of Leishmania major skin lesions, according to a new study by Naomi Aronson and her colleagues at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). Results from the randomized treatment trial, which involved 56 military personnel who...


Latest Leishmania Reference Libraries

42_edd0051356ea81ea05e25b425c16e817
2007-01-19 19:37:55

Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) is found in Africa and Spain, quite commonly in Sudan. It has recently been discovered as being a reservoir host for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Sudan.

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
blee
  • Color; hue; complexion.
This word is Middle English in origin.
Related