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African trypanosomiasis is also known as sleeping sickness. There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, East and West, named for the region of Africa in which they were historically found. People can get the disease if they are bitten by an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in Africa. Treatment is available for African trypanosomiasis, but it is fatal if left untreated.
Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to track emergence of new diseases

Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to track emergence of new diseases

Highly prevalent gene variants in African Americans contribute to kidney disease

Highly prevalent gene variants in African Americans contribute to kidney disease

Scientists uncover novel process by which APOL1 gene contributes to renal disease

Scientists uncover novel process by which APOL1 gene contributes to renal disease

Research findings of protein may form foundation for new approach to antibiotics

Research findings of protein may form foundation for new approach to antibiotics

African sleeping sickness parasite has defence mechanism against potential pharmaceuticals

African sleeping sickness parasite has defence mechanism against potential pharmaceuticals

UGA study helps solve mystery of how African trypanosomes communicate

UGA study helps solve mystery of how African trypanosomes communicate

Sohn Conference Foundation awards $50,000 grant to support cutting-edge pediatric clinical trial in New York

Sohn Conference Foundation awards $50,000 grant to support cutting-edge pediatric clinical trial in New York

DNDi unveils plans to better respond to the needs of neglected patients

DNDi unveils plans to better respond to the needs of neglected patients

Study of genetic risk factors of IBD in African-Americans published in Gastroenterology journal

Study of genetic risk factors of IBD in African-Americans published in Gastroenterology journal

UC San Diego researchers launch clinical trial to evaluate safety, efficacy of suramin drug for autism

UC San Diego researchers launch clinical trial to evaluate safety, efficacy of suramin drug for autism

Papers on antibiotic resistance, neglected diseases and future of the ocean to be discussed during G7 summit

Papers on antibiotic resistance, neglected diseases and future of the ocean to be discussed during G7 summit

Penn, UGA scientists awarded new contract to develop genome database for microbial pathogens

Penn, UGA scientists awarded new contract to develop genome database for microbial pathogens

Bayer, DNDi sign first agreement to develop new oral treatment for onchocerciasis

Bayer, DNDi sign first agreement to develop new oral treatment for onchocerciasis

Researchers identify compounds that could lead to discovery of new drugs for African sleeping sickness

Researchers identify compounds that could lead to discovery of new drugs for African sleeping sickness

Single dose restores normal cellular signaling in mouse model of autism

Single dose restores normal cellular signaling in mouse model of autism

Protein M: an interview with Rajesh Grover, PhD, senior staff scientist, Lerner laboratory, TSRI

Protein M: an interview with Rajesh Grover, PhD, senior staff scientist, Lerner laboratory, TSRI

Researchers observe mating for the first time in microbes responsible for African sleeping sickness

Researchers observe mating for the first time in microbes responsible for African sleeping sickness

Study shows X-ray lasers can generate complete 3-D model of protein from scratch

Study shows X-ray lasers can generate complete 3-D model of protein from scratch

Furamidine drug may also be useful in treating cancers, immune-related diseases

Furamidine drug may also be useful in treating cancers, immune-related diseases

Genetic variations in African Americans with kidney disease contribute to rapid decline in kidney function

Genetic variations in African Americans with kidney disease contribute to rapid decline in kidney function