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.
Browsing: Parasitic Infection
Missed out on attending the ISNTD’s Water conference? Read our report of the event, which brought together professionals from both WASH and NTDs in a collaborative forum.
Researchers have discovered endemic malaria infection in a geographically-restricted set of wild bonobos, including a possible new species of the parasite.
Researchers have discovered that individuals infected with malaria exhale specific compounds, which could be used to rapidly and accurately diagnose the disease.
Researchers have uncovered five new targets for malaria vaccine development, suggesting that targeting multiple steps of erythrocyte invasion is more likely to produce an effective vaccine.
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.
Missed out on attending the British Society for Parasitology’s Autumn Symposium? Read our report of the event here, including talks from Roy Anderson and David Molyneux.
Editor, Martha Powell, discusses the issues around the current guidance for treating HAT and gives an overview of the current clinical pipeline being spearheaded by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative.
In line with our focus this month on zoonoses, we spoke to Joanne Webster from the Royal Veterinary College, about her involvement in a host of projects on zoonotic parasites, including both schistosomiasis and Toxoplasma.