African sleeping sickness


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African sleeping sickness

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The Scots doctor and star of shows like Embarrassing Bodies was on a research trip to Burkina Faso when he feared he had contracted the deadly disease trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness.
Washington, June 18 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that a well-known drug that was first synthesized in 1916 and used to treat African sleeping sickness can reverse autism-like symptoms in mice and it might help humans eventually.
"African sleeping sickness is understudied, and we were very pleased to help bring together so many research groups to work collaboratively with the one shared goal in sight -- the elimination of this deadly disease." Ee Ee Ee
Suramin is an inhibitor of purinergic signalling that has been used to treat African sleeping sickness since shortly after it was first synthesised in 1916.
A Mosquito Net Saving Lives: Strategies to Help Prevent a Global Epidemic of Malaria and African Sleeping Sickness. Caitlin McCarthy, University of Michigan--Flint, Department of Biology
East African sleeping sickness is rapidly progressive disease causing mental deterioration, neurological problems and death ithin months.
Among people of African descent, APOL1 can appear in two variant forms that protect against African sleeping sickness but increase the risk of kidney failure, Pollak and his colleagues report online July 15 in Science.
5 February 2010 - The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a not-for-profit product development partnership, has launched a USD10,000 (EUR7,291) challenge aimed at finding potential targets for drugs against African Sleeping Sickness, Visceral Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, and Chagas Disease.
East African sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly (genus Glossina morsitans)[1].

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