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Hundreds of millions of people, mainly in developing countries, are disabled by infectious diseases, according to the World Health Organization.More than 12 million people in 88 countries are infected with leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. Nearly 2 million new cases are reported and about 70,000 people die from the disease annually.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that compounds derived from a natural product can...
Australian scientists say they have filmed an immune cell as it becomes infected by a parasite and followed the infection as it spread throughout the body. Researchers led by Professor Wolfgang Weninger at the Centenary Institute said they used high powered, multi-photon microscopy that allowed real cells to be viewed in real time. Using multi-photon microscopy, we studied dendritic cells in the skin, Weninger said.
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British and Scottish scientists say they've come up with a better way to separate parasites from their host cells, allowing detailed studies of their proteins.
Visceral leishmaniasis, which is the most severe form of that group of diseases, affects 500 000 people in the world each year. It is caused by a protozoan, Leishmania infantum, transmitted by sand fly bites. There is no vaccine for this disease, which can rapidly lead to death if no treatment is given.
An international group of researchers working in more than 20 laboratories around the globe have determined genetic blueprints for the parasites that cause three deadly insect-borne diseases: African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.
A team of international scientists has sequenced the genomes of three species of parasites responsible for causing diseases that kill or cripple millions, primarily in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists who participated in the project say the sequencing of the genomes of the parasitic protozoa that cause Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness, and leishmaniasis, could significantly impact world health. Some of the genes discovered may...
An international consortium of scientists has unraveled the genomes of three deadly parasites, and these genome sequences will be published in the July 15, 2005, edition of the premier research journal Science. The sequences of these related parasites â€“ which cause African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis â€“ provide a foundation for developing much-needed new drugs to combat these infectious diseases that affect millions of people around the world.
Scientists have sequenced and compared the genomes of three of the parasites responsible for sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, three devastating diseases of the developing world.
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