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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.
Meclizine drug has the potential to treat certain infectious diseases and cancer

Meclizine drug has the potential to treat certain infectious diseases and cancer

NIH awards 10 new grants to support genomics research in Africa

NIH awards 10 new grants to support genomics research in Africa

University of Warwick professor wins Discovery STAR Award to identify new treatment for Chagas disease

University of Warwick professor wins Discovery STAR Award to identify new treatment for Chagas disease

WHO includes new paediatric therapeutic options to EMLc

WHO includes new paediatric therapeutic options to EMLc

New centre to boost development of drugs against TB, malaria and African sleeping sickness

New centre to boost development of drugs against TB, malaria and African sleeping sickness

TU Darmstadt’s biosensor can diagnose African sleeping sickness before it breaks out

TU Darmstadt’s biosensor can diagnose African sleeping sickness before it breaks out

'Greater commitment' needed to fight NTDs

'Greater commitment' needed to fight NTDs

Microbiologists reveal how T. brucei’s key proteins organize to replicate its mtDNA

Microbiologists reveal how T. brucei’s key proteins organize to replicate its mtDNA

Clemson researcher to continue African sleeping sickness study

Clemson researcher to continue African sleeping sickness study

Researchers identify fexinidazole as potential new therapy for visceral leishmaniasis

Researchers identify fexinidazole as potential new therapy for visceral leishmaniasis

DWH signs collaboration agreement with CPDD

DWH signs collaboration agreement with CPDD

ASBMB names Yale scientist as winner of inaugural Alice and C.C. Wang award

ASBMB names Yale scientist as winner of inaugural Alice and C.C. Wang award

DFMO appears to protect against nonmelanoma skin cancers

DFMO appears to protect against nonmelanoma skin cancers

How will NTDs suffer as global health agenda adds NCD focus?

How will NTDs suffer as global health agenda adds NCD focus?

UCI professor wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers

UCI professor wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers

Information and communications technology revolution in the developing world

Information and communications technology revolution in the developing world

Drug companies collaborate with DNDi support to develop drug for African sleeping sickness

Drug companies collaborate with DNDi support to develop drug for African sleeping sickness

MMV honors UT Southwestern with Project of the Year for new anti-malarial drug discovery

MMV honors UT Southwestern with Project of the Year for new anti-malarial drug discovery

Scientists discover new compounds that may help fight against parasitic diseases

Scientists discover new compounds that may help fight against parasitic diseases

Anacor Pharma, MMV enter agreement to develop AN3661 for malaria treatment

Anacor Pharma, MMV enter agreement to develop AN3661 for malaria treatment