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Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound

...he new compounds use the samemechanism to kill the parasite that causes malaria, but they aremuch less expensi...lasmodium falciparum, the species ofmosquito-borne parasite that causes most malaria deaths inpeople. One of the compounds has been tested on malaria-infectedmi...

Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance

...n by mosquitoes carrying Plasmodiumfalciparum, the parasite responsible for fatal forms of malaria, from devel...pingthe disease. "Atovaquone attacks the parasite at a different point in its life cyclefrom other drugs -- one that reaches the parasite sooner," say...

Undercooked meat is chief cause of parasite infection in pregnancy

...g pregnancy is the main risk factor for the common parasite infection -- toxoplasmosis -- which can lead to brain damage in the unborn child, according to a study in this week's British Medical Journal. Researchers interviewed over 1,000 pregnant women, both with and without toxoplasma infection, across six E...

Widely used anti-bacterial inhibits parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis

...n that affects the latent life-cycle stages of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis." "This finding gives us...) interfered with part of that pathway, inhibiting parasite growth and survival. The current study shows that these parasites also have a FabI that was very si...

New antimalaria drug succeeds in first animal tests

...tes. The most commonly fatal strain of the malaria parasite is showing considerable resistance to current treatments, making development of new drugs a priority. Posner worked with Theresa Shapiro, professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and co-workers Michael Parker, Heung...

New treatment option for children with malaria

...ent option for children with malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, conclude authors of a fast-track study in this weeks issue of THE LANCET. Drug-resistant P. falciparum malaria is a serious problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Chloroquine resistance is a major contributor to the increase in malaria...

Grant of 20 million to establish the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

...on." Schistosomiasis Schistosomiasis is a worm parasite which currently affects over 200 million people in...act with fresh water. After entering the body, the parasite travels to the liver, where it grows to a worm about a centimeter in length. Male and female worms ...

More frequent ivermectin treatment could reduce symptoms of disease responsible for river blindness

...ectin can reduce the fertility of the adult female parasite gives new hope that ivermectin, when applied correctly, may be able to eradicate the ancient scourge of onchocerciasis from many parts of the world....

Infection with toxoplasmososis increases the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident

...mptoms because our immune systems usually keep the parasite from causing illness. This form of the disease, known as latent or inactive toxoplasmosis is characterised by the formation of cysts in nerve and muscle tissue and is thought to be harmless. However, new behavioural studies suggest that people with l...

Promising vaccine may provide long-lasting protection against malaria

...ccine that destroys a deadly toxin produced by the parasite that causes malaria, which kills more than two mil...ts the toxin instead of the parasite. Although the parasite itself lives, it is rendered harmless by the destruction of its deadly toxin, he said. One or two sh...

Is a malaria vaccine possible?

...as become more and more challenging as the malaria parasite becomes resistant to drugs and as the mosquito that transmits the parasite develops insecticide resistance. In many countries where mosquitoes can breed in every rain-filled ...

A little blue and purple helps body fend off deadly parasites

...easurable concentrations of Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, in human blood samples... It is considered a disease of poverty because the parasite is transmitted by a bug found in substandard housing and thatched roofs, according to the World Heal...

New study provides molecular-level understanding of common anti-malarial drugs

...action of common anti-malarial drugs. The malaria parasite develops unique crystals that protect it from toxi...he U.S, the growing drug resistance to the malaria parasite of current drug therapies combined with a lack of new compounds to treat Malaria makes the disease a...

OneWorld Health licenses compounds from Yale, U of Washington to treat major parasitic diseases

...collection of azoles with high potency against the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). Azoles inhibit production of a chemical that is necessary for the survival of T. cruzi without harming human cells. The parasitic disease is contracted through insects widely known as "vinchuca," "barbeiro," and "chipo,...

OneWorld Health begins final testing of drug to cure deadly kala azar in India

...VL generally have toxic side effects, face growing parasite resistance or are unaffordable for the vast majority of people afflicted by the disease. Paromomycin should gain regulatory approval in India by 2005, making it a valuable tool to eliminate the disease from the Indian subcontinent. An estimated 500,0...

Infectious disease expert to speak at American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting

... contaminated with dirt containing cat feces. The parasite reproduces in the gut of the cat, but can infect m...mptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness." Toxoplasmosis can be life-threatening in immunocompromised individuals, but ...

Hormones and drugs that control blood pressure also control malaria infection

... of the journal Science. Rather than targeting the parasite that causes malaria, an approach that has resulted...locking the process by which red blood cells allow parasite entry. Haldar is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor in Pathology and professor of microbiolog...

Vaccines against fatal African cattle fever

...valent in various parts of Africa and is caused by parasite transmitted by ticks. The new vaccines are easier ... now, veterinary surgeons have injected the entire parasite instead of one of its proteins. The cattle were also simultaneously treated with a cure of antibioti...

Parasite lipids against asthma or diabetes

...tch research has demonstrated that lipids from the parasite schistosoma can inhibit human immune responses. Th...iree van der Kleij discovered that lipids from the parasite schistosoma steer the development of the immune system in a certain direction. Cells from the innate...

Novel delivery system devised for toxoplasmosis treatment

... cysts, which consist of densely packed animal and parasite constituents, enter the parasite, cross into the s.... The entry process is rapid. The effect on the parasite enzyme parallels the release of the antimicrobial from the carrier. The released antimicrobial inhi...

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