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Simplified Schistosomiasis field urine test to help turn tide against world’s second most devastating parasitic disease. Kent, WA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Schistosoma mansoni and its close relatives are parasitic flatworms that affect millions worldwide and kill an estimated 250,000 people a year.
The dangerous parasite Schistosoma mansoni that causes snail fever in humans could become significantly less common in the future
An international group of scientists led by Tim Anderson Ph.D., at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Philip LoVerde Ph.D., at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has identified the mutations that result in drug resistance in a parasite infecting 187 million people in South America, Africa and Asia.
Children of women harboring the bilharzia (schistosomiasis) worm during pregnancy are more likely to suffer the infection by the age of five years.
A new article in The Journal of Parasitology features a study on schistosomiasis vaccine research.
Researchers demonstrated for the first time that S. mansoni harbors adult, non-sexual stem cells that can migrate to various parts of its body and replenish tissues.
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.
In the complicated life cycle of ancient flatworms that cause schistosomiasis, Case Western Reserve University researchers have identified a gene activator crucial to development of the parasites within humans – a potential target for a vaccine.
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.
Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...
Schistosoma haematobium is a species of trematode flatworm, more commonly known as a fluke that can be found in Portugal, the Middle East, Africa, and India. This species is one a few fluke species that can give humans schistosomiasis, most commonly the kind known as urinary schistosomiasis. This species will swim around in water in its larval form known as cercariae. In this stage of life, it is able to push through a human host’s skin when the host is swimming in contaminated waters. Once...
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