Tag: "leishmania" at biology news
NIAID takes next genome step
...infections and syphilis. Parts of the malaria and leishmania
parasite genomes are also known. The functions of some microbe genes are suspected based on similarities to known genes, but a large number of genes are unique to one organism and have unknown functions. The Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Cen...
Study of leishmania parasite may lead to vaccine, new treatments
... 12 million people are thought to be infected with leishmania
parasites worldwide. The parasite is spread by the... his colleagues genetically engineered a strain of leishmania
parasites that lacked LPG. They tested the ability of these modified parasites to cause infection in...
A joint effort against the Oriental boil
... Oriental boil. It is caused by various species of leishmania
(parasites) and results in very different clinical presentations. In all cases the consequences are severe tissue damage of the skin or the internal organs. With the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), a ...