chagas disease
New Drug Target for Three Tropical Diseases
New Drug Target for Three Tropical Diseases
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2016
Researchers efficiently clear mice of the parasites that cause leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and sleeping sickness by inhibiting the parasites’ kinetoplastid proteasomes.
Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi
Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Lacing insect food with microbes encoding double-stranded RNAs can suppress insect gene expression.
This Bug Sucks
This Bug Sucks
Yao-Hua Law | Sep 1, 2014
An assassin bug, which some researchers are using as living syringes to sample blood from birds and mammals, feeds on a bat.
Chagas Watchdogs
Chagas Watchdogs
Tracy Vence | Sep 1, 2014
Can screening dogs for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies inform public health officials about the risk of Chagas disease to people?
Six-Legged Syringes
Six-Legged Syringes
Yao-Hua Law | Sep 1, 2014
Researchers whose work requires that they draw blood from wild animals are finding unlikely collaborators in biting insects.
Biology's Coefficient
Biology's Coefficient
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
$785 Million for Tropical Diseases
Hannah Waters | Jan 31, 2012
A public-private partnership including 13 pharmaceutical companies pledge more than $785 million to fight neglected tropical diseases.