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Disease: African Trypanosomiasis

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18 Nov 2010

Reactions to the WHO report on neglected tropical diseases

What is the place for research in global efforts to control neglected tropical diseases?

16 Nov 2010

Confronting neglected protozoan diseases: understanding the challenges, developing the solutions

Scientists interested in research on neglected protozoan diseases were recently given an opportunity to hear presentations from leaders in the field, and to consider the emerging findings and progress of eight major research projects.

13 Jul 2010

Potential TB drugs to be investigated against neglected diseases

Two not-for-profit drug developers have established a partnership that will seek to find treatments for a wide variety of neglected infections, based on a series of compounds from the nitroimidazole class.
Source: Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi); Global Alliance for TB Drug Development

29 Jun 2010

Human African trypanosomiasis: number of new cases drops to lowest level in 50 years

The number of new cases of human African trypanosomiasis (also known as sleeping sickness) reported to the World Health Organization has dropped below 10,000 for the first time in 50 years.
Source: World Health Organization

28 May 2010

Public searches now possible of database of global R&D funding

Access to data from the G-FINDER survey will help funders and product developers better understand where funding gaps lie and how their investments fit into the global picture.
Source: George Institute

5 Mar 2010

In brief

A round-up of new developments concerning the infectious diseases of poverty.
Source: Media reports

26 Feb 2010

In brief looks at some recent news reports on the infectious diseases of poverty.
Source: Media reports

9 Feb 2010

Nigerian scientist wins national award for sleeping sickness research

Professor Andrew Jonathan Nok’s research could lead on to the development of a vaccine against trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness).
Source: Press reports

26 Nov 2009

Drug giant will allow screening of its library of compounds to seek potential treatments for neglected diseases

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative aims to develop novel drugs for Chagas disease, sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis.
Source: Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

7 Oct 2009

The good news on sleeping sickness

A trypanosomiasis conference held in Uganda heard that a new treatment will soon be made accessible. New funding and expanded tsetse fly control measures are also on the way.
Source: Xinhua;

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