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Canine leishmaniasis cases are confirmed in 21 states
...tion (CDC) have confirmed cases of visceral canine leishmaniasis
-- a rare, often fatal tropical disease that can b...es and southern Canada. The test results suggest leishmaniasis
is substantially more widespread in North American canine populations than originally thought. "We...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $15.1 million to treat African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis
...p new drugs to fight African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis
-- two diseases that are killing and infecting mil...fected nations, Tidwell said. "Trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis
have a devastating impact on much of the developing world," said Dr. Gordon Perkin, director of the ...
Researchers' mathematical model provides chagas disease insights
...animals on other infectious diseases such malaria, leishmaniasis
and Japanese encephalitis virus....
Component of fly saliva makes promising Leishmaniasis vaccine
...ed against a component of sand fly saliva prevents leishmaniasis
in mice. Leishmaniasis, a major health problem in many tropical and desert climates, has resisted efforts to develop an effective vaccine. "Today's report describes a novel vaccine," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "Rather than targeting...
NIAID awards grant to rapidly sequence the malaria mosquito genome
...tial genetic sequences of the parasites that cause leishmaniasis
and malaria. Ongoing projects seek to reveal the genome sequences of 37 more bacteria, fungi and parasites....
Hebrew University researcher identifies gene that assists plants to overcome stress
...ev. Mr. Mazel recently began postdoctorate work on leishmaniasis
at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center. He is married and has two daughters....
Study of leishmania parasite may lead to vaccine, new treatments
...ometimes fatal and disfiguring disease. Cutaneous leishmaniasis
causes open, slow-healing and sometimes disfiguring skin sores. Visceral leishmaniasis
spreads to several organs and is usually fatal if left untreated. About 1.5 million new cases of cut...
Leishmania mutant provides insight into disease and may lead to a vaccine
...ight into how the parasite causes a disease called leishmaniasis
in some individuals and could potentially lead to the development of a vaccine. "Somehow the persistent Leishmania mutant has found a 'safe' niche within the body that allows the parasite to survive without causing disease and at the same time preven...
A realistic way to save rainforests
...tarting to determine if they are effective against leishmaniasis
in animals. Kursar says the number of plant extracts that become drugs is less important than having scientists from Panama find and develop potential drugs. "You do the work in the host country and you are creating jobs," Coley says. "The next ste...
A joint effort against the Oriental boil
...e symptom of the ancient infectious disease called leishmaniasis
cutis (cutaneous leishmaniasis), is hardly known i...trast, in many countries of Asia and South America leishmaniasis
occurs frequently; its incidence has even been increasing in the Near East and India over the past f...
OneWorld Health plans to form network of volunteer pharmaceutical scientists for global health
...the development of drugs for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis
(VL), Chagas disease, and malaria, among other parasitic diseases. Many of the volunteer scientists concurrently hold positions at pharmaceutical companies, in academia, and government, or are consultants to industry. OneWorld Health plans to appoin...
OneWorld Health completes enrollment, treatment in Phase III India trial
...t of 667 patients in India suffering from visceral leishmaniasis
(VL), a deadly parasitic disease also known as kala azar. Funded largely by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Phase III clinical trial for VL will conclude with final follow-up patient exams in November. The approval application to u...
Institute for OneWorld Health nominated for the 2004 World Technology Awards
... clinical trial to develop a new cure for visceral leishmaniasis
(VL), a parasitic disease that kills approximately 200,000 people each year, mostly in the Indian subcontinent. The company will seek regulatory approval in India next year, and finalize distribution plans to make the drug, paromomycin, an affordabl...