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.
Scans show immune cells intercepting parasites

Scans show immune cells intercepting parasites

Immtech and BioAlliance sign agreement on Pafuramidine for African sleeping sickness

Immtech and BioAlliance sign agreement on Pafuramidine for African sleeping sickness

Immtech receives $5.1 million to tackle trypanosomiasis and leishmania

Immtech receives $5.1 million to tackle trypanosomiasis and leishmania

Cure for African sleeping sickness

Cure for African sleeping sickness

Genomic expansion and diversification in a African sleeping sickness parasite allow it to evade host detection

Genomic expansion and diversification in a African sleeping sickness parasite allow it to evade host detection

African sleeping sickness

African sleeping sickness

HDLs provide human immunity to certain parasites

HDLs provide human immunity to certain parasites

Wellcome Trust awards £8.1 million to tackle tropical diseases

Wellcome Trust awards £8.1 million to tackle tropical diseases

Compound might defeat African sleeping

Compound might defeat African sleeping

Genome studies may help target new drugs to fight them

Genome studies may help target new drugs to fight them

Scientists sequence the genomes of three species of parasites responsible for causing diseases that kill or cripple millions

Scientists sequence the genomes of three species of parasites responsible for causing diseases that kill or cripple millions

Discovery of a protein JBP2, an important tool for African sleeping sickness research

Discovery of a protein JBP2, an important tool for African sleeping sickness research

Is open source the answer for finding cures for tropical diseases?

Is open source the answer for finding cures for tropical diseases?

All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

Immtech signs agreement with CombinatoRx to test Immtech compounds as potential cancer treatment

Immtech signs agreement with CombinatoRx to test Immtech compounds as potential cancer treatment

FDA fast tracks human African sleeping sickness (Trypanosomiasis) drug

FDA fast tracks human African sleeping sickness (Trypanosomiasis) drug

Australian company set to spearhead drug discovery

Australian company set to spearhead drug discovery