Tropical Disease News and Research

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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.
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

Sub-seasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict dengue outbreaks

Sub-seasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict dengue outbreaks

New chemical could potentially lead to a cure for neglected tropical diseases

New chemical could potentially lead to a cure for neglected tropical diseases

JGU professor wins Exploration Grant for research into membrane proteins of parasites

JGU professor wins Exploration Grant for research into membrane proteins of parasites

Study identifies potential drug target and way to alleviate cerebral malaria

Study identifies potential drug target and way to alleviate cerebral malaria

Scientists track down a potential target for new sleeping sickness drugs

Scientists track down a potential target for new sleeping sickness drugs

Intellegens and Optibrium announce success in the Open Source Malaria global initiative

Intellegens and Optibrium announce success in the Open Source Malaria global initiative

Scientists develop concept to tackle tropical disease

Scientists develop concept to tackle tropical disease

Using genomics to identify promising novel treatment for lymphatic filariasis

Using genomics to identify promising novel treatment for lymphatic filariasis

Research could open a promising new path to control schistosomiasis

Research could open a promising new path to control schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

New leishmaniasis look-alike parasitic infection reported

New leishmaniasis look-alike parasitic infection reported

Study: Transmission of protozoan parasite may cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people

Study: Transmission of protozoan parasite may cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people

Molecular changes are linked with adverse events following treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Molecular changes are linked with adverse events following treatment of lymphatic filariasis

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

Alzheimer’s drug an interesting candidate for the treatment of parasitic Chagas disease

Alzheimer’s drug an interesting candidate for the treatment of parasitic Chagas disease

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis