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Volvulus, derived from the Latin term volvere, is a subtype of abnormal gastrointestinal (GI) rotation.

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Scientists develop urine diagnostic to detect parasitic worms that cause river blindness

Scientists develop urine diagnostic to detect parasitic worms that cause river blindness

LoaScope could be valuable approach in the fight against river blindness

LoaScope could be valuable approach in the fight against river blindness

Abdominal pain now due to dental braces swallowed 10 years earlier: Case report

Abdominal pain now due to dental braces swallowed 10 years earlier: Case report

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

Study shines new light on genetic makeup of river blindness parasite

Study shines new light on genetic makeup of river blindness parasite

Researchers sequence genome of parasitic worm that causes river blindness

Researchers sequence genome of parasitic worm that causes river blindness

Researchers take major step towards developing vaccine for river blindness

Researchers take major step towards developing vaccine for river blindness

Blackflies infected with Onchocerca volvulus parasite may spread nodding syndrome

Blackflies infected with Onchocerca volvulus parasite may spread nodding syndrome

Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute receives grant for global health and development research project

Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute receives grant for global health and development research project

TSRI receives fund to develop new field test for Onchocerciasis

TSRI receives fund to develop new field test for Onchocerciasis

Teenagers with obesity can benefit from gastric bypass surgery just as much as adults

Teenagers with obesity can benefit from gastric bypass surgery just as much as adults

CNN examines nodding disease among children in Northern Uganda

CNN examines nodding disease among children in Northern Uganda

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

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

Scientists develop first screening method to identify river blindness disease

Scientists develop first screening method to identify river blindness disease

Six abstracts featuring FORE-SIGHT system presented at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting

Six abstracts featuring FORE-SIGHT system presented at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting

Drug used to treat parasites in animals may offer new treatment for river blindness, study finds

Drug used to treat parasites in animals may offer new treatment for river blindness, study finds

New research suggests closantel drug may be useful in combating river blindness

New research suggests closantel drug may be useful in combating river blindness

OEPA reports substantial reduction of river blindness in six endemic countries

OEPA reports substantial reduction of river blindness in six endemic countries