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The illustration shows adipocytes, cells of the adipose tissue, and Trypanosoma brucei parasites that occupy the extracellular spaces between the cells.
Lose the Fat and Curb Parasitic Infection
Trypanosoma brucei infection induces fat breakdown, but this strategy benefits the host. 
Lose the Fat and Curb Parasitic Infection
Lose the Fat and Curb Parasitic Infection

Trypanosoma brucei infection induces fat breakdown, but this strategy benefits the host. 

Trypanosoma brucei infection induces fat breakdown, but this strategy benefits the host. 

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Lasker Award winner Piet Borst sits at his desk.
A Journey With Metabolism, Parasites, and Cancer
Laura Tran, PhD | Sep 21, 2023 | 7 min read
Piet Borst led stellar work on cell organelles, trypanosomes, and cancer drug resistance during the golden age of biology.
Chagas Watchdogs
Tracy Vence | Sep 1, 2014 | 4 min read
Can screening dogs for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies inform public health officials about the risk of Chagas disease to people?
Biology's Coefficient
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013 | 9 min read
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
Interfering with Resistance
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012 | 2 min read
Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 
Organizational Regulation
Sabrina Richards | Apr 4, 2012 | 1 min read
A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.
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