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2014-09-06 05:34:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleepless nights have been blamed for maladies ranging from diabetes to breast cancer, with effects similar to drug use on your ability to focus and make decisions. A new study, published in the journal Sleep, finds that those sleepless nights can also cause you to miss work. The findings suggest that sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night is associated with the lowest risk of work absenteeism. The researchers found that the risk of an...

2014-07-16 23:05:28

South Florida Doctor is on a mission to "Boot Out Disease" by introducing her newly designed Bon Bon Boots, "Kicks with a Cause", to the world. Tequesta, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Dr. Bonnie Murphy has been a practicing Family Physician for over 30 years in the South Florida area. The cowgirl Doctor grew up in the Midwest (Flint, MI) where she felt fortunate enough to ride horses at a very young age. One could say that this is where she fell in love with the country...

Decade-Long Study Unlocks Full Genetic Map Of The Deadly Tsetse Fly
2014-04-25 07:15:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A nearly decade-long study involving more than 140 scientists from around the world has resulted in the successful mapping of the tsetse fly’s genetic code. Researchers involved in the study say this could open the door to scientific breakthroughs that could potentially end the scourge of sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The tsetse fly, scientifically known as Glossina morsitans, is the sole carrier of a disease that...

2012-05-22 21:28:08

Lies Van Nieuwenhove, researcher at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, has produced proteins imitating typical parts of the sleeping sickness parasite. They can be used in more efficient diagnostic tests, without the need for culturing dangerous parasites. Each year many thousands of Africans contract sleeping sickness. The cause is a unicellular parasite, a trypanosome, which is transmitted by the bite of tsetse flies. First the parasite multiplies in blood and lymph, while...

2012-01-30 08:35:25

On the occasion of today's high-level event in London, 'Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases,' organized in support of the new World Health Organization (WHO) Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) 2020 Roadmap, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) welcomes the commitments from various partners and emphasizes that filling the major gaps in research and development (R&D) for new treatment and diagnostic tools is key to effectively support elimination or control of targeted...

2012-01-13 08:00:00

Drug Free Motion Sickness And Morning Sickness Nausea Aid Now Available From True Healthy Products, An All Natural Health And Wellness Company (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 A drug free alternative for nausea is now available from natural wellness company, True Healthy Products to fight nausea from morning sickness, anesthesia, chemotherapy and travel sickness. The new product to join the company´s product line, is called “Acu-Strap Morning & Motion Sickness Band”. Each...

2011-09-07 11:12:51

A new study published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases on September 6th presents a key advance in developing a safer cure for sleeping sickness. Led by Professor Peter Kennedy, researchers at the University of Glasgow's Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation have created a version of the drug most commonly used to treat sleeping sickness which can be administered orally in pill form. Sleeping sickness — or human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)...

2011-06-29 12:49:14

PLoS journal article highlights initial research success of a boron-based compound, ready to enter into clinical development, resulting from collaboration between 2 US biotechs and DNDi  The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Anacor Pharmaceuticals, and SCYNEXIS Inc. today announced the successful completion of pre-clinical studies for the first new oral drug candidate discovered specifically to combat human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness. An...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'