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FIRE-EARTH Alert: Leishmaniasis

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: Leishmaniasis

  • Leishmaniasis infection rates are increasing among the U.S. soldiers and ecotourists.
  • The military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan are responsible for spared  of  the parasitic infection, experts SAY.
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Optibrium CEO to speak at Fusion's 2017 drug discovery conference on supporting neglected diseases

Neglected diseases continue to cause significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Of 850 new therapeutic products approved between 2000 and 2011, only 4% (and only 1% of all approved NCEs) were indicated for neglected diseases, even though these diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden. 330 palabras más

Pune researchers' anti-leishmanial drug compound shows promise

Researchers at Pune’s National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS) have identified a coumarin derivative for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Since Leishmania donovani (which causes Kala-azar) and Leishmania major (which causes cutaneous leishmaniasis) share 95 per cent similarity in their genome, the coumarin derivative developed by the researchers may be used for treating Kala-azar as well. 502 palabras más


This new drug could fight 3 of the deadliest infections in developing nations

A single drug has shown potential in fighting three major infections – sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis – that infect 20 million people each year in developing countries. 660 palabras más


Dum Dum Fever

The mix of variable pathophysiology, geographic distinctiveness, inconstant clinical penetrance, and complex host-parasite interaction make for a smouldering ‘Neglected Tropical Disease’ affecting 12 million of the world’s poorest. 3.973 palabras más
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The Beach

Tomorrow was the first day back at school, and Angela Gonzalez could not be more excited. She had not seen her friends since before the spring vacation. 2.668 palabras más