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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.
The provision of drugs for treating neglected tropical diseases like Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness has been an essential component of our social engagement for many years now , says Dr Olivier Brandicourt, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare.
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.
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.
Morphologically, both are indistinguishable but differ in clinical course and geographic distribution, East African being more rapidly progressive disease as compared to West African sleeping sickness.
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.
My mobile clinic staff was reluctant, as this area was known for roadside hijackings, lion attacks, and biting tsetse flies that carry African sleeping sickness.
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].
During my recent trip to Africa, two of my personal goals were to learn about the state of sleep medicine in Tanzania and see firsthand African sleeping sickness.
For example, he describes the discovery of the African sleeping sickness agent, Trypanosoma gambiense, and the contributions in the early 1900s by Dutton, Castellani, and Bruce.

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