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Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs, male genitals.
First international podoconiosis initiative launched

First international podoconiosis initiative launched

'Humanosphere' blog examines roles of former President Carter, researcher Foege in fighting NTDs

'Humanosphere' blog examines roles of former President Carter, researcher Foege in fighting NTDs

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015

U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015

END7 campaign aims to combat seven major NTDs by 2020

END7 campaign aims to combat seven major NTDs by 2020

Kenya launches 5-year strategic plan to fight NTDs

Kenya launches 5-year strategic plan to fight NTDs

MSU professor focuses on new formulation for old drug to treat parasitic diseases

MSU professor focuses on new formulation for old drug to treat parasitic diseases

Heartworm medication Ivermectin prevents malaria transmission in Africa

Heartworm medication Ivermectin prevents malaria transmission in Africa

Rinderpest - fatal animal disease eradicated

Rinderpest - fatal animal disease eradicated

NIAID team completes analysis of most proteins produced by elephantiasis parasite worm

NIAID team completes analysis of most proteins produced by elephantiasis parasite worm

Scientist receives grant for research on parasitic diseases through African biodiversity medicines

Scientist receives grant for research on parasitic diseases through African biodiversity medicines

Opinions: Kangaroo care; NTDs, Women's health

Opinions: Kangaroo care; NTDs, Women's health

Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness

Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness

Eisai signs statement of intent with WHO to supply medicine for treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Eisai signs statement of intent with WHO to supply medicine for treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Discovery of anti-parasitic drug mechanism could lead to new treatments for filarial diseases

Discovery of anti-parasitic drug mechanism could lead to new treatments for filarial diseases

Drosophila fly study may aid in staving off diseases in humans using defensive bacteria

Drosophila fly study may aid in staving off diseases in humans using defensive bacteria

Merck proposes to initiate Phase II proof-of-concept clinical study of posaconazole for chronic Chagas disease

Merck proposes to initiate Phase II proof-of-concept clinical study of posaconazole for chronic Chagas disease

Global Programme seeks to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2020

Global Programme seeks to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2020

Elephantiasis and river blindness: MSU researcher receives $2M for reformulating flubendazole

Elephantiasis and river blindness: MSU researcher receives $2M for reformulating flubendazole

UK DFID awards CNTD £10M in elimination of elephantiasis initiative

UK DFID awards CNTD £10M in elimination of elephantiasis initiative