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UIC researchers hunting drugs for devastating parasitic disease

Hundreds of millions of people, mainly in developing countries, are disabled by infectious diseases, according to the World Health Organization. More than 12 million people in 88 countries are infected with leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. Nearly 2 ...

NIAID media availability: Seizures following parasitic infection associated with brain swelling

WHAT: A new study by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) scientist Theodore E. Nash, M.D., and colleagues provides strong evidence associating seizures with areas of brain tissue swelling in people infected by a parasitic tapeworm. The swellings, called perilesional edema...

Scientists identify new leads for treating parasitic worm disease

A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that afflicts more than 200 million...

Study of malaria parasites reveals new parasitic states

A team led by scientists at MIT and Harvard University and supported in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a component of the National Institutes of Health, collected blood samples from 43 P. falciparum-infected malaria patients in Senegal who were suffering from a...

Free Access to Literature Data on Chagas' Disease Offered Online: Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. provides Neglected Disease researchers with 'archive mine and collaborate' access to small molecule bioactivity SAR data on parasitic disease

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. (CDD, Inc.) has captured extensive literature data from six years of recent publications focused on the fight against Chagas' disease. Now for the first time these data are available to researchers free of charge, via th...

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Benefited by Parasitic Infections

A recent research finding indicates that patients who were affected by parasitic infections had a lower rate of relapse of multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis is an auto immune disease which harms the myelin sheath that covers the nerve fibres. // Jorge Correale and Mauricio Farez of the...

Effect of parasitic infection on baby's sex

According to a study conducted by S. Kankova and colleagues from the Departments of Parasitology, Microbiology and Zoology, Charles University; the Centre of Reproductive Medicine; and GynCentrum, in the Czech Republic, women with dormant toxoplasmosis are more likely to deliver boys than women who...

An All Important Breakthrough Reached In Understanding T cell response For Parasitic Diseases

Researchers from the University of Georgia have conducted a new study that gives vital information as to how the T cells in the body react to parasitic diseases that affect scores of people every year. // A study led by scientists at the University of Georgia, that has been just published in ...

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Cured By Parasitic Worms

Parasitic worms scores better to fight against bowel diseases, reported Linda Mansfield, a researcher of Michigan State University. // Her research is sponsored by Food and Waterborne Diseases Integrated Research Network. Her research is part of a more than $10 million National Institutes of ...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...ound contaminations in a high percentage of cell samples. Twenty-two percent of tested cultures were contaminated with one of the various types of the parasitic bacterium called mycoplasma. "What we noticed about the results," says Markus Schmitt, "was that contaminations were frequent in some laboratories, wh...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

... causing cyst wall necrosis through a heat-related mechanism, and, secondly, whether the heat-related coagulative necrosis of the cyst wall allows the parasitic endocyst to remain attached to the pericystium, unlike surgery or PAIR, which invariably causes endocyst detachment. RTA was performed on 17 cysts ...

Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution

...ators determined that a subsidiary of Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: ABT ) failed to disclose multiple reports of a serious parasitic eye infection for more than a year. In an Associated Press story reported June 20, 2009, Schmidt & Clark Managing Partner Michael Schmidt ...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

...ld not let concerns about cats and pregnancy stop them. Most pet owners have heard that pregnant women should not change cat litter because of a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis, but many do not know how easy it is to eliminate the possibility of infection, said Dr. Anne Chauvet, a veterinary neur...

Nonprofit Goes RVing to Promote Pet and Human Health

...nd families about zoonotic diseases, also known as parasitic diseases that are transmitted from pets to people,...s of the weather." Heartworm and other common parasitic diseases were virtually non-existent in the West 5...t, no matter where they live. "If you prevent parasitic infections in companion animals, you greatly reduc...

Researchers gain ground in efforts to fight parasite infection

...h worm, also provides the same function in several parasitic nematodes, including hookworm. In these parasitic organisms, the activating molecule, called dafachr...cking. According to the World Health Organization, parasitic nematodes infect about 2 billion people worldwide ...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the 45th Annual Meeting of ASCO

...ric Dermatology and chairman of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and professor of cell biology and pediatrics. A drug used to treat parasitic infections shows early promise in animal studies as a potential treatment for metastatic melanoma. Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center report...

One in Five Americans Pee in Pool; Almost Half Admit Unhygienic Pool Behavior

...ike. Proper water chlorination helps protect swimmers from germs that can make swimmers sick," said Michele Hlavsa, Epidemiologist in the Division of parasitic Diseases for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "But swimmers also have a role to play in maintaining a clean and healthy pool. Un...

When Stomach Flu Strikes, Work With, Not Against, Body's Natural Defenses

...ffect Americans each year, according to eMedicine from WebMD. AGE, an inflammation of the digestive tract, is often caused by a viral, bacterial or parasitic infection. Victims are usually hit by sudden onset diarrhea, and the most common response is to seek drugs that will make it stop - immediately! ...

IDRI and Chembio Collaborate to Develop a Low-Cost Test for Visceral Leishmaniasis

...e settings, the disease often co-exists with malaria and other debilitating parasitic infections that exhibit similar symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. In th... Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious, potentially lethal, systemic parasitic illness that has caused epidemics in India, Southeast Asia, Africa and Lati...

Every 30 Seconds an African Child Dies from Malaria; Education Key to Prevention

...n for prevention, but many vulnerable families do not know how malaria is transmitted or how to prevent or treat it," Shanklin said. Malaria is a parasitic disease transmitted to people through infected mosquitoes. About 40 percent of the world's population is at risk of malaria, Shanklin said, with the m...

Three Johns Hopkins researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists

...r in biochemistry. They also focus on how deadly pathogens such as malaria and related parasites use rhomboid proteases to infect human cells, and how parasitic amebae use rhomboids to evade the immune system. Uniting these studies may lead to new drug development because targeting rhomboid enzymes with inhibi...

International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

...r mouths or rub their eyes with their hands. But even a group of teens or adults playing Frisbee or touch football in an open area could be in danger. parasitic infections can make humans extremely sick, and for pregnant women can pose serious harm to their unborn child. If you can't pick up the dog waste...

Research Finds Popular Household Pets Transmit Dangerous Parasites to Humans

...etables improperly washed. Dr. Frank Nova, Chief of the Laboratory for parasitic Diseases of the National Institute of Health, warns, "In terms of numbers there are more parasitic infections acquired in this country than in Africa." Why? Zoltan P. Rona, ...

Englewood Hospital Marks 15 Years of Leadership in Improving Patient Outcomes Through Bloodless Medicine and Surgery

...hanks to more extensive and sophisticated testing, many negative outcomes are still associated with blood transfusion, including viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections; conditions such as transfusion-related lung injury (TRALI); and increased complications and death rates. Costs of blood transfus...

Hookworms in MS trial

...om The University of Nottingham will study the potential health benefits of parasitic worms as part of a study investigating treatments for people with the autoi... MS who also had gut parasite infections had fewer relapses. "Over time, parasitic worms have evolved to be able to survive an immune system attack and have b...

Mission Pharmacal Celebrates Historic Milestone

...d cardiovascular disease." The company has a broad portfolio of over-the-counter and prescription products that enhance prenatal nutrition, treat parasitic and bacterial infections, prevent kidney stone recurrence and help relieve arthritis and muscle pain. Major brands include the CitraNatal(R) family o...

Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

...in both salt and fresh water and likely found their way into the Great Lakes via shipping channels. They have no natural predators in the Great Lakes. parasitic lampreys attach themselves to other fish, such as salmon, trout and whitefish, and suck out the fish's body fluids. The lamprey's sucking disk and sha...

Case Western Reserve professor helps control infectious diseases with models and math

...gether, on several projects and papers," he said. Most recently, Gurarie and King have published a paper on controlling schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic disease that can damage internal organs and impair cognitive growth and development in children. "Age-and Risk-Targeted Control of Schistosomiasis...

GlaxoSmithKline and The Carter Center Reaffirm Commitment to Global Public Health with Expansion of LF Program

...h year due to treatment costs and reduced working time. About lymphatic filariasis - Lymphatic filariasis, often called elephantiasis, is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes that causes grotesque, painful swelling of the limbs, breasts, and genitals. Considered a neglected tropical disease, ...

Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health

...chimpanzees. While HIV/AIDS and Ebola are the two most dramatic examples of human diseases linked to primates, many other viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens found in apes and monkeys are readily transmissible to humans. Recent studies have also shown that potential pathogens are passing from peop...

Persistent bacterial infection exploits killing machinery of immune cells

...losis (TB) and certain other chronic bacterial and parasitic infections. The research, supported by the N...enn., and Thomas Wynn, Ph.D., of the Laboratory of parasitic Diseases at NIAID. Their findings appear in the N...r cancer, who often contract chronic bacterial and parasitic infections. To test the significance of argina...

Innate immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction

...d recently in the Journal of Immunology .* Eosinophils typically combat parasitic invaders of the human body larger than bacteria or viruses, such as flukes or parasitic worms (collectively known as helminths). Evidence from different experiment...

Clinical Research Management gets contract for trials of therapeutics against infectious diseases

...tics against Infectious Diseases. The units will assess the safety of investigational therapeutic products against viral (other than HIV), bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections, including biodefense pathogens, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SAR...

National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing on Global Health and the 'Infections of Poverty' - Neglected Tropical Diseases

...il fever, and elephantiasis. There are also thousands of poor Americans (including in the post-Katrina Mississippi Delta) affected by these bacterial, parasitic and congenital infections. Experts say that these diseases can be treated for about 50 cents per person per year. ...

Abortion drug's off-label use may have led to deaths

...ions: The study results have implications for a much wider segment of women who experience several kinds of infections, including bacterial, viral and parasitic infections that can threaten a healthy pregnancy. Among these are group B Streptococcus, rubella and toxoplasmosis infections. Infections during pr...

Pigs raised without antibiotics more likely to carry bacteria, parasites

... tend to have a higher occurrence of Salmonella, as well as higher rates of parasitic disease," said lead study author Wondwossen Gebreyes, associate professor o... blood samples to test for the presence of antibodies against bacterial and parasitic infections. The higher rates of infection on natural farms were consistent ...

Personalized therapy for asthma and COPD could soon be here

...me immune process could also be detected in the lungs of people with severe asthma and COPD. This type of immune response is typically associated with parasitic infections and allergic disease, but here it appears to be linked to viral infection and chronic inflammatory disease. Importantly, the response produ...

CSHL scientists are part of consortium that sequences platypus genome

... decade Dr. Hannon has pioneered the study of small RNAs, helping to reveal their role in regulating gene expression and in protecting the genome from parasitic invaders. Hannon and Murchison sequenced six platypus and echidna tissue samples and found, broadly, the presence of the same classes of small RNAs...

Uniting to Fight Malaria Around the World

...can Red Cross is joining with its partners to raise awareness and encourage a robust global response to this deadly disease. Each year, malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes, affects approximately 300 million people, mostly children in Africa. More than 1 million people die globally each y...

LA BioMed to honor 3 of its legendary

...e in 1991 and 1997. He was a co-director of the parasitic Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at LA BioMed, when i...ed by the Los Angeles County Health Department for parasitic disease diagnosis. In 1984, Dr. Turner opened Turn... Turner also served as the chief of the Section of parasitic Diseases in the Division of Infectious Disease, De...
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