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Content Type: Research Articles

Disease: Chagas Disease

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20 May 2010

New drugs still lacking for the infectious diseases of poverty

So far in the 21st century (and with the exception of malaria and AIDS), only four new products have become available for treating or preventing infections in poor communities.
Source: PLoS ONE
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14 Apr 2010

Leishmaniasis attracts increased attention from researchers

TropIKA.net looks at some recent research publications on a much-neglected infectious disease of poverty.
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14 Apr 2010

Chagas disease: palm trees can be an important reservoir of infection

Research in Amazonia has found that the infestation rate of palm trees with the bugs that transmit Chagas disease is much higher than anticipated.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1 Mar 2010

In brief

Some recently published studies on the infectious diseases of poverty.
Source: Journal articles
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7 Oct 2009

Spatial Re-Establishment Dynamics of Local Populations of Vectors of Chagas Disease

New research establishes the best time to use insecticides to kill the bugs that spread this neglected tropical disease.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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13 Nov 2008

Relevance of the diversity among members of the Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase family analyzed with camelids single-domain antibodies

A study uses a modified version of the phage display technique to search for camilidae heavy-chain antibodies against T. cruzi trans-sialidase enzyme.
Source: PLoS ONE
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10 Nov 2008

A New Method for Forensic DNA Analysis of the Blood Meal in Chagas Disease Vectors Demonstrated Using Triatoma infestans from Chuquisaca, Bolivia

A study uses PCR to investigate vector dynamics in a Chagas endemic area in Bolivia.
Source: PLoS ONE
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22 Sep 2008

Trypanosoma cruzi: An analysis of the minicircle hypervariable regions diversity and its influence on strain typing

Molecular analysis reveals that one type of minicircle predominates in T. cruzi cells.
Source: Experimental Parasitology
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28 Aug 2008

The use of Levosimendan for myocardiopathy due to acute Chagas’ disease

An excellent outcome was achieved when levosimendan was used for treating two patients with acute heart failure due to Chagas’ disease.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology
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21 Jul 2008

The value of molecular studies for the diagnosis of Congenital Chagas Disease in North eastern Argentina

PCR testing has been found to detect more cases in neonates, highlighting the need to improve the sensitivity of diagnosis.
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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