Sleeping Sickness

Skin may also be responsible for transmitting deadly African sleeping sickness!

Skin may also be responsible for transmitting deadly African sleeping sickness!

The disease kills thousands in Sub-Saharan Africa every year, the diagnosis of which is confirmed through the presence of parasites in the blood.

Dec 19, 2016, 16:47 PM IST

A drug that can fight three deadly parasitic infections!

 The new drug, described as a 'new hope', can target an enzyme common to the parasites causing all three infections – sleping sickness, chagas disease and leishmaniasis.

Aug 12, 2016, 16:02 PM IST
Sleeping sickness parasite owes extinction to “stagnant sex life”

Sleeping sickness parasite owes extinction to “stagnant sex life”

A study has found that the sleeping sickness parasite has not had sex for more than 10,000 years.

Jan 26, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Cure for sleeping sickness comes closer to reality

Researchers have recently revealed that disrupting parasite that causes sleeping sickness with drugs can help combat the disease.

Feb 24, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

New way to combat sleeping sickness

Researchers have identified a protein that is vital to the good health of the parasite that causes sleeping sickness that could even lead to the death of the affected people.

Feb 24, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness -- which kill 500,000 people globally each year.

Feb 19, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

Mysterious sleeping sickness knocks Kazakhstan's Kalachi village

One of the interesting aspect of Kumbhakarna's personality, the brother of Ravana in Ramayana was his sleeping pattern. Now, here's something that will leave you scratching your head.

Jan 21, 2015, 12:24 PM IST
Chemical compounds that can help cure sleeping sickness found

Chemical compounds that can help cure sleeping sickness found

A recent research has helped scientists find hundreds of chemical compounds that could prove beneficial in curing the deadly disease known as sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis.

Oct 26, 2014, 15:41 PM IST

Tsetse flies genome may harbor sleeping sickness cure

Researchers have revealed that genetic adaptions of tsetse fly allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals.

Apr 25, 2014, 11:16 AM IST

UK research could help combat sleeping sickness

New findings on how parasites that cause sleeping sickness are able to communicate with one another could help limit the spread of the disease, British scientists said today.

Dec 17, 2013, 19:17 PM IST

Soon, new drugs to help in fight against sleeping sickness

Researchers have said insights into how the parasites, which cause the sleeping sickness , are able to communicate with one another could help limit the spread of the infection.

Dec 16, 2013, 16:03 PM IST

Drug to treat sleeping sickness could beat autism

The drug, suramin – used to treat sleeping sickness since around 1916- corrects autism-like symptoms in mice, new research has shown.

Mar 14, 2013, 11:38 AM IST

Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite image

Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes out livestock worth $4.5 billion every year.

May 09, 2012, 12:20 PM IST

Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite image

Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes out livestock worth $4.5 billion every year.

May 09, 2012, 12:20 PM IST

Climate to widen sleeping sickness risk to southern Africa

Sleeping sickness could threaten tens of millions more people as the tsetse fly which transmits the disease spreads to southern Africa as a result of global warming, a study published on Wednesday says.

Nov 09, 2011, 09:41 AM IST

Key advance in developing safer cure for sleeping sickness found

Glasgow scientists have in a new study presented a key advance in developing a safer cure for sleeping sickness.

Sep 07, 2011, 18:32 PM IST

New discovery may help end sleeping sickness

Scientists from Vanderbilt University have found a novel way to end sleeping sickness by making parasite that causes it to self-destruct.

Jan 16, 2010, 15:45 PM IST

New discovery may help end sleeping sickness

Scientists from Vanderbilt University have found a novel way to end sleeping sickness by making parasite that causes it to self-destruct.

Jan 16, 2010, 00:00 AM IST