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Bed Bugs Can Transmit Deadly Parasite That Causes Chagas Disease
2014-11-19 03:50:24

A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.

2014-06-25 08:32:54

MILFORD, Mass., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability, and repeatability

2013-11-15 10:43:35

According to results of the first-ever Phase 2 clinical trial in Bolivia, conducted by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), the experimental drug candidate E1224 showed good safety and was effective at clearing the parasite that causes Chagas disease, but had little to no sustained efficacy one year after treatment as a single medication.

2013-11-01 11:22:32

A leading cause of heart disease remains overlooked in North America's most impoverished communities.

Image 1 - Chagas Disease May Be A Threat In South Texas
2011-10-06 11:15:40

Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin.

2011-03-30 13:02:13

Researchers have shown that the Trypanosoma cruzi agent of Chagas Disease (CD) invades host embryo cells and spreads its mitochondrial DNA (kDNA) minicircles into the host's genome.

2010-12-01 07:00:00

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This medical condition is currently endemic in 21 countries across Latin America killing more people in the region each year than any other parasite-born disease including malaria.

2010-07-12 13:43:19

Chagas disease, for example, is caused by a parasite that roams with only limited control among the rural poor in Latin America.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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