Tag: "parasite" at medical news
Five more African countries to benefit from Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
...uted by human sewage. After entering the body, the parasite
travels to the liver, where it grows to a worm about a centimetre in length. Male and female worms pair up and then live for many years in the blood vessels around the bladder and intestine, feeding off the blood. Female worms lay many eggs per day, ...
Combination drug therapy offers hope for malaria treatment
... participants in the studies. Artesunate decreased parasite
failure by around 80% and doubled the rate of parasite
clearance compared with patients given standard malaria treatment. Patrick E Duffy and Theonest K ...
Genome sequence reveals leaner, meaner intestinal parasite
...idium parvum--an insidious, one-celled, waterborne parasite
that lodges in the intestines of infected people a...s for the disease. C. parvum is an extremely hardy parasite
found in water supplies throughout the world, including the United States. In persons with healthy i...
Malaria: Plasmodium togetherness a strategy for breeding success
...re in the life-cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite
responsible for the disease. Its gametocytes, the ... diseases. The pathological agent is a microscopic parasite
of the Plasmodium genus which develops inside the host's erythrocytes.Plasmodia go through a series ...
Rectal artesunate could be initial treatment option for moderate to severe malaria
...rtesunate achieved reductions of over one-third in parasite
concentrations. Only 14% of children and 38% of adults given quinine achieved similar reductions. Professor Molyneux comments: "Provided early administration of rectal artesunate does not deter patients from reaching a health-care facility that can ...
UCSD partners with Peru in NIH grant to battle malaria, world's number 2 killer
...ar and biochemical mechanisms by which the malaria parasite
(the ookinete) invades the mosquito mid-gut. His long-term goal is to develop strategies of blocking malaria transmission. In his research on leptospirosis, Vinetz and his team want to know why some patients develop only unapparent infection or mil...
Passenger screening advised to cut risk of importing drug-resistant malaria to Africa
...sing drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum (the parasite
which causes the most deadly form of malaria) originated in South East Asia and were then imported and spread across Africa leading to the demise of both chloroquine and sulfadoxine pyrimethamine as effective, affordable treatments. Dr. Cally Roper ...
New compounds show promise in fighting malaria and cancer
...ood, the most commonly fatal strain of the malaria parasite
began showing formidable resistance to current treatments decades ago, making the development of new and more effective drugs a worldwide priority. With support from the National Institutes of Health since 1994, Posner's research team, which also inc...
A key to pregnancy-associated malaria
...ecule called CSA that is not found elsewhere. The parasite
takes advantage of this by turning on a protein th...cking antibodies that bind this protein allows the parasite
to slip through a loophole in an otherwise effective immune response and establish an infection. Th...
HIV-1 protease inhibitors: Effective against malaria?
...inhibited the growth of P. falciparum, the malaria parasite
that causes most disease. These findings may also ...xpose a previously unexplored vulnerability in the parasite
that could lead to a new class of anti-malarial drug. While the effects of such drugs on co-infectio...
'Signal' identified that enables malarial parasites to target blood cells
... also found that the process by which the malarial parasite
remodels red blood cells is far more complex than ... the most virulent form of the four human malarial parasite
species, killing over 1 million children each year, and is responsible for 25 percent of infant mort...