Take a look at the top news stories of the week, including the FDA approval of HIV drug Biktarvy and the discovery of a genetic predisposition to congenital Zika syndrome.
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A recently published study has concluded that yaws eradication will require more than a single round of mass drug treatment – as per the current WHO strategy – as researchers confirm the appearance of antibiotic-resistant strains.
The end of January saw the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research’s (LCNTDR; UK) annual anniversary event, this year commemorating the sixth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Discover more about the research presented in this report.
In this article, from Future Medicinal Chemistry, the researchers synthesize a new series of pyrazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidines via hybridization strategies and evaluate these for in vitro activity against leishmaniasis
Researchers have demonstrated that facial cleanliness can be reliably measured, suggesting that this should be incorporated into surveys assessing trachoma control efforts.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2017, the ISNTD is launching the disease report: “Female Genital Schistosomiasis: the most neglected gynaecological disease”, highlighting the linkages with HIV and calling for accelerating advocacy, policy and intervention collaboration.
Device produces a 3D reconstruction of swollen disfigured legs caused by lymphatic filariasis, providing a more rapid accurate diagnosis and assessment.
MedChemNet and Infectious Diseases Hub recently attended the first two days of the 19th RSC / SCI Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. Here, you can catch up on the session delving into drug discovery for the neglected tropical diseases.