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Tropical diseases encompass all diseases that occur solely, or principally, in the tropics. In practice, the term is often taken to refer to infectious diseases that thrive in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, and dengue.
Uncovering a new molecule that shows potential as antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Uncovering a new molecule that shows potential as antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Why cheap, older drugs that might treat covid never get out of the lab

Why cheap, older drugs that might treat covid never get out of the lab

INRS professor developing a glycoconjugate vaccine for melioidosis

INRS professor developing a glycoconjugate vaccine for melioidosis

Study paves the way for efficient one-dose strategy to reduce scabies prevalence

Study paves the way for efficient one-dose strategy to reduce scabies prevalence

Final push needed to achieve full eradication of Guinea worm disease

Final push needed to achieve full eradication of Guinea worm disease

Research may pave the way for designing new therapies to combat schistosomiasis

Research may pave the way for designing new therapies to combat schistosomiasis

A nematode infection can become severe and deadly with the use of corticosteroids

A nematode infection can become severe and deadly with the use of corticosteroids

UTSW study points to a new way to fight parasitic nematode diseases

UTSW study points to a new way to fight parasitic nematode diseases

Examining the effects of malaria parasites on global health

Examining the effects of malaria parasites on global health

Neuropharmacologist investigates plant-based treatments for epilepsy caused by pork tapeworms

Neuropharmacologist investigates plant-based treatments for epilepsy caused by pork tapeworms

CN Bio and iiCON announce COVID-19 research collaboration

CN Bio and iiCON announce COVID-19 research collaboration

KU Leuven researchers develop an ultrapotent inhibitor of dengue virus

KU Leuven researchers develop an ultrapotent inhibitor of dengue virus

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of  diabetes, obesity

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of diabetes, obesity

Infrared thermal imaging camera can help monitor the progression of lymphatic filariasis

Infrared thermal imaging camera can help monitor the progression of lymphatic filariasis

Trial results show leishmaniasis vaccine is safe and induces immune responses in patients

Trial results show leishmaniasis vaccine is safe and induces immune responses in patients

COVID-19 pandemic highlights the risk of using systemic corticosteroids

COVID-19 pandemic highlights the risk of using systemic corticosteroids

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

Two studies shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes

Two studies shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes

Bioarchaeology research shows how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago

Bioarchaeology research shows how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago