Navigation Links
Hope for individuals suffering from Chagas disease

Researchers in Spain and Peru are working towards developing a vaccine against Chagas disease// caused due to the bite of an assassin bug. It is found to infect an estimated 12 million people in Latin America, killing tens of thousands each year.

To date, no vaccine exists against 'protozoans', a group of microscopic parasites that includes Trypanosoma cruzi — the causative agent of Chagas disease renowned for their capacity to evade the human immune system. Trypanosoma cruzi usually enters humans, when they are bitten by insects called assassin bugs. The disease is also transmitted through blood transfusions, and from mother to child during pregnancy.

For developing the vaccine researchers used one of the parasite's genes as the basis for a 'DNA vaccine'. When injected into mammals, the vaccine, which contains fragments of DNA, causes the recipients' cells to produce a protein that would ordinarily be produced only by the parasite. This in turn triggers an immune response to the protein, even though the parasite is not present. Thus if the individual is later infected by the parasite, the host's immune system will be able to recognize it and act against it. Researchers say they noticed a high degree of protection when the vaccine was used to treat laboratory animals. The protein that researchers used in the potential vaccine controlled the parasite's ability to take up molecules of fat through its surface.

Thus researchers conclude on a positive note saying that they are one day hoping to take the vaccine up to the stage of clinical trials.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Risk of hemorrhagic stroke increased in smoking individuals
2. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
3. Relief of pain for suffering patients
4. New remedy for those suffering from Crohns disease
5. People suffering from Alzheimer’s: can they take decisions about their treatment
6. Increased risk of common infections in patients suffering from diabetes
7. Woman suffering from degenerative disorder committed assisted suicide
8. Huntingtons sufferers have reason to cheer: sufferings might have an end!!!
9. Formula milk suffering due to commercial interests
10. Light at the end of the tunnel for patients suffering Keratoconus.
11. Myths affect patients suffering from prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce ... program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers ... of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: