|Schistosomiasis identified in travelers despite brief exposure, high ...|
A group of 10 travelers from Israel were infected with schistosomiasis after a single, brief freshwater exposure at Nyinambuga Crater Lake in Uganda, where the altitude is 1,630 meters, researchers reported at the American Society of Tropical Medicine ...
Healio - Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:08
|Loss-of-function Mutations Lead to Drug Resistance in Blood Flukes|
Some 200,000 people die of schistosomiasis each year. The researchers noted that there is no vaccine for the disease, and there are a limited number of drugs to treat the condition. Oxamniquine, the drug Valentim and her colleagues focused on, is ...
GenomeWeb - Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:15
|Texas Biomed, UTHSCSA Collaborate On NIH-Funded Study To ...|
BioNews Texas - Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:24
|Study of fluke parasites identifies drug resistance mutations; raises ...|
EurekAlert (press release) - Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:05
|ISU research on parasitic worms|
Dr. Prince Agbednu, one of the main researchers on work of fighting Schistosomiasis — an infection from parasitic worms, is tending to the snails infected by the parasites. Agbednu's jobs include tending to the specimen, ensuring they're fed, and ...
Iowa State Daily - Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:04
|Freshwater parasitic worms widespreadPublish Date: Dec 01, 2013|
Be aware that contact with all freshwater from canals, rivers, streams, ponds or lakes can put you at risk of getting parasitic worms called schistosomiasis, or bilharzia. Schistosomiasis is especially prevalent in poor communities without access to ...
New Vision - Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:33
|Mini-microscope detects disease at point-of-care|
'The results can be exploited for constructing simple imaging devices for low-cost diagnostics of urogenital schistosomiasis and other neglected tropical infectious diseases', Dr. Lundin said in a statement. 'With the proliferation of mobile phones ...
The Engineer - Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:22
|Stripped mobile phone camera turned into a mini-microscope for low ...|
The Almagest - Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:26
|Stanford researchers fight disease via competition|
A research assistant holds the kind of freshwater prawn that feeds on the snails that spread schistosomiasis in Africa. A freshwater prawn may not appear intimidating at first glance – it's a petite bottom-feeder that can fit in the palm of most people ...
Phys.Org - Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:20
|Mobile Phone Camera Can Be A Mini-Microscope For Low-Cost ...|
In their study, the researchers were able to use the mini-microscopes they constructed to yield images of parasitic worm eggs present in urine and stools of infected individuals. They first utilized this novel approach to detect urinary schistosomiasis ...
Science 2.0 - Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:52
|Mobile Phone Camera Turned into a Mini-Microscope for Low-Cost ...|
Product Design & Development - Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:18
|Sanitation measures in evacuation centers pushed|
Belizario said tropical diseases like schistosomiasis are very common in Leyte and Samar, areas hardest-hit by Yolanda, and “we should deworm the babies and children coming from these areas.” Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by parasitic ...
Inquirer.net - Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:30