African Sleeping Sickness News and Research

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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.
JGU professor wins Exploration Grant for research into membrane proteins of parasites

JGU professor wins Exploration Grant for research into membrane proteins of parasites

Clemson researchers discover protein function in parasites which afflict millions with diseases

Clemson researchers discover protein function in parasites which afflict millions with diseases

Yale researchers take important step toward curbing the threat posed by tsetse fly

Yale researchers take important step toward curbing the threat posed by tsetse fly

Discovery of protein that may be key to treating tropical diseases

Discovery of protein that may be key to treating tropical diseases

Preventing parasites from adhering to mosquito guts could stop disease transmission

Preventing parasites from adhering to mosquito guts could stop disease transmission

Key gene involved in transmission of African sleeping sickness identified

Key gene involved in transmission of African sleeping sickness identified

Researchers engineer a promising treatment for African sleeping sickness

Researchers engineer a promising treatment for African sleeping sickness

Scientists join forces to identify a new approach to fight African sleeping sickness

Scientists join forces to identify a new approach to fight African sleeping sickness

Researchers aim to protect humans, mammals from deadly effects of African sleeping sickness

Researchers aim to protect humans, mammals from deadly effects of African sleeping sickness

Beat Childhood Cancer consortium's clinical trial offers new hope to children in Canada

Beat Childhood Cancer consortium's clinical trial offers new hope to children in Canada

Researchers discover new weakness in sleeping sickness parasites

Researchers discover new weakness in sleeping sickness parasites

Researchers discover unknown enzyme in pathogens responsible for African sleeping sickness

Researchers discover unknown enzyme in pathogens responsible for African sleeping sickness

Clinical study tests 100-year-old drug in children with autism spectrum disorder

Clinical study tests 100-year-old drug in children with autism spectrum disorder

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