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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.