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.
Existing drug could be repurposed to treat type 1 diabetes, study suggests

Existing drug could be repurposed to treat type 1 diabetes, study suggests

Repurposing of DFMO could lead to innovative therapies for type 1 diabetes

Repurposing of DFMO could lead to innovative therapies for type 1 diabetes

Scientists discover new details about RNA editing in single-celled, disease-causing parasite

Scientists discover new details about RNA editing in single-celled, disease-causing parasite

Street theater helps educate Malawians about African sleeping sickness

Street theater helps educate Malawians about African sleeping sickness

Cyanotriazole compounds can selectively and rapidly kill trypanosome parasites, study shows

Cyanotriazole compounds can selectively and rapidly kill trypanosome parasites, study shows

Trial shows acoziborole drug clears body of African sleeping sickness parasites

Trial shows acoziborole drug clears body of African sleeping sickness parasites

Gene variants associated with acute kidney injury in Black veterans hospitalized with COVID-19

Gene variants associated with acute kidney injury in Black veterans hospitalized with COVID-19

Two genetic risk variants in Black individuals may exacerbate sepsis and COVID-19 severity

Two genetic risk variants in Black individuals may exacerbate sepsis and COVID-19 severity

APOL1 variant risk may extend to poorer outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection

APOL1 variant risk may extend to poorer outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection

Child with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome successfully treated in just 16 months

Child with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome successfully treated in just 16 months

New drug target valid for breast cancer as well as lymphoma

New drug target valid for breast cancer as well as lymphoma

Suramin shows promise as COVID-19 treatment

Suramin shows promise as COVID-19 treatment

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