Genetic code of bloodsucking tsetse fly cracked

Scientists said today that they have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, potentially helping to tackle one of sub-Saharan Africa`s most devastating livestock diseases as well as human sleeping sickness.

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.

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.