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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.
Hybrid schistosomes from cattle complicate human disease control

Hybrid schistosomes from cattle complicate human disease control

WHO commends Chad for eradicating sleeping sickness

WHO commends Chad for eradicating sleeping sickness

New discovery could lead to a treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

New discovery could lead to a treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Drug repurposing breakthrough: varespladib curbs snakebite-induced necrosis

Drug repurposing breakthrough: varespladib curbs snakebite-induced necrosis

New compound shows promise as a more effective treatment for schistosomiasis

New compound shows promise as a more effective treatment for schistosomiasis

Rapid, easy-to-use diagnostic test could save more lives from melioidosis

Rapid, easy-to-use diagnostic test could save more lives from melioidosis

New collaboration launched to support the development of vaccines against henipavirus

New collaboration launched to support the development of vaccines against henipavirus

Novel drug combinations could protect snakebite victims from devastating injuries

Novel drug combinations could protect snakebite victims from devastating injuries

Drug Discovery 2023: A Conversation with Professor Janet Hemingway

Drug Discovery 2023: A Conversation with Professor Janet Hemingway

New study may shed light on how parasite strain diversity can impact Chagas disease progression

New study may shed light on how parasite strain diversity can impact Chagas disease progression

Street theater helps educate Malawians about African sleeping sickness

Street theater helps educate Malawians about African sleeping sickness

Study identifies the predictors of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome symptoms

Study identifies the predictors of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome symptoms

Pandemic paralysis: COVID-19 halts neglected tropical disease campaigns, study reveals solutions

Pandemic paralysis: COVID-19 halts neglected tropical disease campaigns, study reveals solutions

UCalgary researchers discover how Leishmania parasites hide within the body

UCalgary researchers discover how Leishmania parasites hide within the body

Understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for antimony drug resistance in Leishmania parasites

Understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for antimony drug resistance in Leishmania parasites

Keynote speakers of ELRIG Drug Discovery 2023 announced

Keynote speakers of ELRIG Drug Discovery 2023 announced

ELRIG UK Announces Prof Janet Hemingway and Dr Dave Powell as Keynote Speakers at Drug Discovery 2023

ELRIG UK Announces Prof Janet Hemingway and Dr Dave Powell as Keynote Speakers at Drug Discovery 2023

Crystal engineering strategy could make medicines more soluble and palatable for children

Crystal engineering strategy could make medicines more soluble and palatable for children

Lab-made antibodies may be able to cure people infected with yellow fever

Lab-made antibodies may be able to cure people infected with yellow fever

Discovery offers an avenue for development of novel therapies for Chagas disease

Discovery offers an avenue for development of novel therapies for Chagas disease

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